Hondo Carpenter, Jr., owner of the Spartan Nation blog (and some sort of an insider), put up a nice update yesterday about the basketball team. If you don't feel like clicking the link, here's the summary: Brandon Kearney packing on loads of muscle, and it shows. Denzel Valentine called "a man among boys," and is "killing it . . . can move without the ball, score, pass, and do it all." Costello is "a beast." And then there were some recruiting questions about Izzo's style, how he can hang with Cal, etc.