Sunday night notes (UNT men’s basketball team fares well academically, recruiting notes, et cetera)

If it seems like I have been MIA on the blog the last few days, well, it’s because I have been. We are neck deep in our football magazine at the moment. The 120-pager will be out later this month. One item that I have been meaning to get to is pointing out that UNT’s men’s basketball team fared very well academically over the summer.

It’s been tough at times on the court over the last couple of years. I want to be sure to point out when things go well. They did in the classroom over the summer, just like they did at times last year when UNT beat Texas A&M and won a conference tournament game.

And on the recruiting front …

If there is one UNT commit out there to watch in terms of another school trying to come in and steal him away, it might be Oklahoma cornerback Ashton Preston.

Preston is a big-time prospect with a ton of UNT connections that helped the Mean Green land him several weeks ago.

There have been other programs sniffing around and now SMU has offered. Considering Preston is close with UNT linebacker Calvin Minor, I don’t see him flipping to SMU, but he is a player to watch in terms of who offers in the next few months.

There was also some movement on the basketball recruiting front …

UNT didn’t make the cut for Jordan Jackson, one of the better high school players in the state who announced on Twitter that he had cut the list of schools he is considering to six.

And just for fun, here are UNT’s quarterbacks taking the ALS ice bucket challenge

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