Friday, July 21, 2017

News On The Horizon 7/21/2017

10 Transfers Fresh Off Sitting Out a Year Ready to Impact Their New Teams--CBB Central
#6. Kameron Chatman-Detroit

Some outlets had Chatman as a 5-star prospect coming out of high school. While he didn’t live up to that hype in his two seasons at Michigan, he will get a chance to redeem himself the next 2 years, and that’s bad news for the rest of the Horizon League. Chatman is a beast of a wing who struggled with his jump shot while with the Wolverines. However, with a redshirt year to improve his game and the drop in competition level, Chatman should be able to to impose his will off the bounce and in the post. If the shooting has improved, Chatman is one of the most talented players in the Horizon League.

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#1 Kendrick Nunn-Oakland

Oakland won 25 games last season and brings back 4 starters. That would be scary enough for most teams. However, Greg Kampe’s squad adds Nunn to the mix too, an extremely talented guard who scored over 15 ppg at Illinois before being kicked off the team. Nunn is one of the best players in all of mid-major basketball, and elite scorer who can get buckets from anywhere on the court. His strength and size allow him to be an excellent defender as well, and Kampe mentioned in an interview on the Marching to Madness podcast with Blake Lovell and Ken Cross that Nunn is getting already getting looks from NBA teams. Nunn may be the piece that helps Oakland put their recent Horizon League Tournament struggles behind them and get the Golden Grizzlies back to the NCAA Tournament.
10 More To Watch
#TitanTop10 - Men's Basketball Roars Past Oakland in Comeback Road Win--detroittitans.com

Women's Basketball Releases Competitive Non-Conference Slate--detroittitans.com
DORSEY-WALKER SIGNS PRO CONTRACT WITH ZWOLLE--goldengrizzlies.com
Dikembe Dixson is your new favorite player--Mid-Major Madness
Former UIC basketball coach Howard Moore says uncle shot and killed on South Side--Chicago Tribune

Flames Volunteer at Chicago Half Marathon--uicflames.com
FIVE JAGS SELECTED TO NABC HONORS COURT--iupuijags.com
Green Bay Earns Top Spot on WBCA Academic Top 25--greenbayphoenix.com
UW-Milwaukee coach Patrick Baldwin adds Terrance McGee, Paris Parham as assistants--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Paris Parham Joins Panthers As Assistant Coach--mkepanthers.com
Terrance McGee Joins Milwaukee Coaching Staff--mkepanthers.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

News On The Horizon 7/19/2017

College notes: Q&A with Detroit Mercy AD Robert Vowels--Detroit News
Daunting Non-Conference Schedule Awaits Men’s Basketball--detroittitans.com

#TitanTop10 - Reynolds Finishes Standout, Record-Breaking Career--detroittitans.com
SPORTS BRIEFS: Little to play pro ball in Greece, NDP hires new coach--Oakland Press
UIC names Garrett Klassy as new athletic director--Chicago Tribune
2018 recruiting update: July evaluation period--Phear The Phoenix
The Basketball Tournament 2017: Always A Brave and Few Good Men advance to Brooklyn--Mid-Major Madness
Banner Boys no match for Scarlet & Gray

Scarlet & Gray advanced with a 72-58 win, despite committing 19 turnovers against a pesky Banner Boys team. Jon Diebler led all scorers with 21 points, while Miles McKay paced the Milwaukee alumni with 14. In terms of names you might remember, Jared Sullinger had four points, eight rebounds, and six assists, and Craft had seven points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Banner Boys never led, as Scarlet & Gray used an early 10-0 run to take control.
Pair Of Panthers Named To NABC Honors Court--mkepanthers.com
Kids Club Membership Registration Now Open--nkunorse.com

Monday, July 17, 2017

News On The Horizon 7/17/17

The Basketball Tournament 2017: Bradley alumni win a thriller, Majerus SLU Crew advances, and more--Mid-Major Madness
Banner Boys come from behind to advance

The Milwaukee alumni also faced a tough challenge in their first-round contest, sneaking by the Jackson Tennessee Underdawgs, 61-59. Ronald Davis hit the game winner for Banner Boys, corralling a blocked shot and converting with just over a second to play. Davis finished with 13, while Dylan Page had a team-high 16 points to go with 11 rebounds. Jeremy Weddle led all scorers, posting 19 points for the Underdawgs on 7-12 shooting. Banner Boys advances to face Scarlet & Gray, the Ohio State alumni team, on Sunday.
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Trust leads Calhoun brothers to success--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle