Here’s a Final Four benefit

Wichita State senior Cleanthony Early is the main subject of one of 16 regional covers on The Sporting News preview magazine. You can order them here and they will make their way into stores soon.

I’ve got stacks and stacks of college preview magazines in my house, dating to the 1970s (my personal favorite is Darnell Valentine on Street and Smith’s). I don’t recall a Shocker on the cover. Of course, before regional covers it was much tougher to earn that spot.

Among the other cover boys – Doug McDermott, Russ Smith, Trevor Releford, and Aaron Craft.