Saturday, August 16, 2014

News On The Horizon 8/16/2014

Donald Sterling's racism could lead to minority empowerment through late Cleveland State coach John McLendon--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Victor Morris joins Cleveland State basketball staff--Cleveland State Hoops
Former Cleveland State standout Jon Harris signs contract to play professionally in Argentina--Cleveland State Hoops
Isaiah Manderson Commits to Texas Tech--Cleveland State Hoops

Brandan Kearney eligible to play for Detroit Titans this season--The Detroit Free Press
Kearney Eligible to Play With #DetroitsCollegeTeam This
Titans Depart for
Titans Win First Game of #VancouverTrip 119-74 Over
UDM Athletics Announces Updated Style & Branding
#DetroitsCollegeTeam Improves to 2-0 on

McBrayer Tabbed New Graduate Assistant


Transfer student brings championship experience to Flames--UIC News
UIC Basketball Adds JUCO Guard and Chicago Native Paris
Men's Basketball Arrives in
Flames Go Distance With Defending National Runner-Up
Flames Let Lead Slip Against Carleton,

Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes throws down a windmill after lobbing an alley-oop to himself (VIDEO)--CollegeBasketballTalk
Keifer Sykes' self-windmill alley-oop dazzles even Chris Paul--The Dagger
UWGB's Sykes wows crowd with alley-oop dunk--Green Bay Press Gazette

Boomers forward Ryan Broekhoff shooting for a medal in Spain--The Age

Third Wright State senior, Darling, signs to play in Europe--Dayton Daily News
Refer A Raider Contest

SCALZO: Eargle’s next stop is Japan--Youngstown Vindicator
Men's Basketball to Host Wine Taste September 24--Youngstown Vindicator
Men's Basketball Finalizes 2014-15 Non-League Slate--Youngstown Vindicator
Men's Basketball Pro Contract

YSU Women's Basketball's 2014-15 Non-Conference Schedule

CSU WBB Team on 10-Day Tour of Italy--Horizon League Network

Sunday, August 10, 2014

News On The Horizon 8/10/2014

Cleveland State among top three schools for Isaiah Manderson--Cleveland State Hoops

Avon girls basketball player Sierra Davidson commits to Cleveland

Men's Basketball to Face Michigan in Legends
UDM Announces Changes to Titan Athletic Club and CAL Club for

Oakland men facing another tough schedule in 2014-15--The Oakland Press

Former VU player Harris ready for new beginning at UIC--The NWI Times

Chris Paul Elite camp roundup: Graham, Sykes shine--The Sporting News

2014 Gulf Coast Showcase Official Bracket

Women's Basketball Concludes Successful Golf

NCAA Board approves Division I autonomy proposal--USA Today
Wright State president David Hopkins said that even though his school competes in the Horizon League, which isn't one of the five high-resources conferences, he did not believe it would be a death knell to its ability to compete.

"It was very clear we were defining autonomy in very careful ways, and we knew for our sister conferences had challenges and needs that were not apparent in what we do," Hopkins said. "We've learned how to live within our means and still provide an excellent experience and be part of the access to national championships."
Hopkins: Satisfied with changes to NCAA--The Guardian

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

News On The Horizon 8/6/2014

Cleveland State Makes a Play for Isaiah Manderson--More Than a Fan: Cleveland

The entire list of games for the 2014 college basketball Tip-Off Marathon--CollegeBasketballTalk
Here is the entire list of games:

Monday, Nov. 17
Detroit vs. Oregon (ESPNU) — Part of Legends Classic
Viewer’s Guide for the 2014 Tip-Off Marathon: Loaded slate, marquee nightcap and great mid-major matchups--CollegeBasketballTalk
17. Detroit at Oregon, 11:00 p.m. (ESPNU): Our first national glimpse at Oregon this season, who had one of the most disastrous offseasons in recent memory.
Ranking the games in next season's Tip-Off marathon--The Dagger
Detroit at Oregon (Nov. 17, 11 p.m. EST): Joseph Young is a Pac-12 player of the year contender, but the Ducks have sustained too many losses to factor in the conference race next season.
Detroit Mercy coach Ray McCallum will use trip to Canada to assess talent--The Detroit Free Press
Titans to Face Oregon in ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off
Titans Team Up With Our Lady of Good Counsel For PBJ

Video: Greg Kampe talks about the one-and-done rule--Grizzlies Den

Flames prep for season in Canada--UIC News

Women’s basketball faces tough competition--UIC News
UIC Women's Basketball Releases 2014-15 Non-League
Top Flames Moment: UIC Wins 2014 WBI

UWGB men's basketball lands three-star recruit--Green Bay Press Gazette

Bracket reveal: MGM Grand Main Event--College Basketball Nation Blog
Tournament: MGM Grand Main Event.

When and where: Nov. 24 and 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Teams involved: UW-Milwaukee, Oral Roberts, Louisiana-Lafayette and a fourth team to be named in the middleweight bracket; Auburn, Oregon State, Tulsa and Oklahoma State in the heavyweight bracket.
The middleweight bracket offers a solid lineup among mid-majors. Matt Tiby (12.0 PPG) is one of the key pieces returning for a UW-Milwaukee squad that won the Horizon League tourney last season and the automatic NCAA tournament berth. The Panthers are banned from this season’s tourney due to APR problems.

Ashlee McGee Named Women's Basketball Assistant
Women's Basketball Adds Junior College All-American To

Valparaiso lands a transfer from LSU--CollegeBasketballTalk
Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso lands LSU transfer Shane Hammink--The Post-Tribune
Hammink completes Valparaiso’s roster--The NWI Times
Crusaders Announce Addition of

Basketball: WSU trio set to make pro debuts--The Guardian

Sunday, August 3, 2014

News On The Horizon 8/2/2014

Pat Riley on Heat offseason: 'We will continue to recover'--South Florida Sun Sentinel
On the day the Heat formally announced the re-signing of forward Chris Bosh, Riley touched Wednesday on a variety of topics in a teleconference, with the Heat this summer adding Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger in free agency, re-signing Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem, signing draft picks Shabazz Napier and James Ennis, and retaining Norris Cole and Justin Hamilton.

UDM Offers Men's Basketball "Summer Escape" Season Ticket

UIC to take Canada trip in August--The Catch and Shoot
UIC Basketball to Participate in First Ever Foreign

3-star recruit Joel Okafor commits to GB--Phear The Phoenix

Panthers Join American Cancer Society For Milwaukee Charity

Champion in Community: Alec

Miami to play UD, WSU in men’s hoop--Dayton Daily News

YSU basketball star Kendrick Perry headed for Australia--Youngstown Vindicator

UIC Headed to Canada on Foreign Tour--Horizon League Network

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

News On The Horizon 7/29/2014

Text of statement from Heat owner Micky Arison--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Our returning core, led by three-time NBA champions Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, two-time champion and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, two-time champions Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole and NBA champion and fan-favorite Chris “Birdman” Andersen have once again shown their commitment to winning by doing what is necessary for the benefit of the team.

Top Flames Moment: Flames Break Program Record with 73-65 Win at Youngstown

Milwaukee Home Game Against Wisconsin Set To Air On
Relive The Run To The Sweet 16 On Time Warner Cable
No. 2 In The Look Back At The Top Moments In

Detroit's Shearer To Play With USA All-Star Team, Signs Professional Contract In Poland--Horizon League Network

Monday, July 28, 2014

News On The Horizon 7/28/2014

Top Mid-Major Three Point Shooters to Watch in 2014-2015--Mid-Major Madness
Travis Bader, Billy Baron, Karvel Anderson... we lost some potent threats from beyond the three point arc this offseason. With some legendary shooters gone who will step up in there place this season?
Anton Wilson, Detroit: Wilson still has two years to refine his game but he became a real threat in the Horizon League last year shooting over 40% from three. Consistency is the key for the junior this year. Last year he had 10 double-digit scoring games but only three of those were in conference play.

Isaiah Manderson visits Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops

Shearer To Travel With USA All-Star Team In China, Signs Professional Contract In

Two new regular season college hoops events headed to Vegas--CollegeBasketballTalk
The first will be called the MGM Grand Main Event. It features eight teams, will be played on Nov. 24th and 26th, the Monday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week; essentially, it runs concurrently with the Maui Invitational. The Main Event will be a pair of four team tournaments, with the Heavyweight bracket including Auburn, Oklahoma State, Oregon State and Tulsa and the Middleweight bracket featuring Louisiana, Milwaukee, Oral Roberts and a final team that will soon be announced.
Two more big college hoops events to be played in Vegas next season--Eye On College Basketball
The Main Event will feature Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Auburn and Tulsa in a "heavyweight" bracket, and a "middleweight" bracket will pit Louisiana, Milwaukee, Oral Roberts and one more TBD club. Specific pairings for the mini tournament will be announced on Aug. 5, and similar to how the Maui Invitational has games among teams in its bigger field played prior to the ones on the island, these teams will do the same.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

News On The Horizon 7/26/2014

Franchise opportunity for Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh--Miami Herald
Beyond the starters and veterans off the bench, which includes former Pacers standout Danny Granger, the Heat will feature a hopeful core of developing players. Point guard Norris Cole, who can’t seem to shake trade rumors, is looking to take the leap from solid backup to starter. Behind Cole is 2014 first-round draft pick Shabazz Napier, who starred for four years at the University of Connecticut. Napier signed his rookie contract with the Heat on Friday evening.
New era begins for Miami Heat--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Norris Cole: At one point, it appeared Cole was poised to grab the starting spot. His third year in the league was full of inconsistency. He has struggled on the perimeter and hasn't become the playmaker the Heat envisioned. Still, Cole will always fit into the Miami system because of strong defensive skills.
Cleveland State offers Detroit Western 2015 G Josh McFolley and East English Village Prep 2014 big man Deitrich Cole commits to Owens CC--News Talk WCHB
Germany's Tim Hasbargen will join Cleveland State basketball team as walk-on--Cleveland State Hoops

McCallum named MVP as Kings beat Rockets in final--Sacramento Bee
Player development matters more than Kings’ summer league title--Sacramento Bee
3. Maybe the Kings will play faster.

There was a lot more movement to the Kings’ offense in summer league. Isolation plays did not dominate halfcourt sets, and the ball moved well for long stretches.

A lot of that had to do with not having a wing player like Rudy Gay or a post presence like DeMarcus Cousins, as the Kings will have in the regular season.

Motion will be key in keeping players like Ray McCallum and McLemore involved in the regular season. Derrick Williams and McCallum also will benefit if the ball and bodies move rather than having players stare at Cousins and Gay when they have the ball.
Live chat replay: With summer league done, what's next for Kings?--Sacramento Bee

Comment From KINGS FAN
Hi JJ. What was the main take-away out of Kings in summer league? What do we know about the team we didn't know before?

Jason Jones:
That Ben is better, but still has a ways to go to live up to the hype of what the Kings thought of him when he was drafted. They said he was their No. 1 player overall in 2013 and if that's the case, he needs to be a 15-18 ppg scorer next season. Stauskas will be a contributor, McCallum will be fine, too. Not sure on Derrick Williams yet. He had one good game before leaving summer league. Team still wants a lot from him, and he knows that.
Ray McCallum scores 29, wins NBA Summer League MVP--The Detroit Free Press
Men's Basketball Announces 2014-15 Non-Conference
McCallum Named NBA Summer League Championship Game
Happy Birthday Detroit as Men's Basketball Season Ticket Sale is Extended Into

2014-15 Non-Conference Women's Basketball Slate

Top Mid-Major Big Men to Watch in 2014-2015--Mid-Major Madness
Corey Petros, Oakland: Last year Corey Petros was on our watchlist and he didn't disappoint. All of his numbers went up, including assists, and he finished the year averaging 13.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. It'll be interesting to see how he plays in year two of the Horizon League now that he'll be the focal point of the Grizzlies offense with Travis Bader and others gone.
Former Oakland University basketball star Travis Bader preparing to play in French
NEWS: Oakland University names Jeff Konya as new Director of Athletics--WXOU

UIC announces addition of Wagner graduate transfer Jay Harris--CollegeBasketballTalk
Fifth-year transfer Jay Harris chooses UIC--The Catch and Shoot
Transfer student a ‘great resource’ for Flames--UIC News
UIC Basketball Adds Fifth-Year Transfer Jay Harris from

Starting Five: Underrated stars to watch in 2014-15--USA Today
5. Keifer Sykes, Green Bay: The Phoenix were the mid-major snub from last season's NCAA tournament after posting a solid résumé that included a win against Virginia. It was a shame because Sykes has the potential to become a breakout star. At 5-11, Sykes makes up for his size with speed and high-flying athleticism. The reigning Horizon League Player of the Year, who averaged 20.3 points and 4.9 assists, will have to make up for the loss of 7-footer Alec Brown.
GB offers scholarship to top Canadian prospect--Phear The Phoenix
Alec Brown will undergo shoulder surgery--Phear The Phoenix
Green Bay Headed to Las Vegas for Holiday
Sykes Earns Invitation to Prestigious CP3 Elite Guard

Milwaukee Basketball Says Thank You After Successful Golf

Peters brings Valpo players to aid tornado-relief effortPeoria Journal Star
OSIPOFF: With full basketball roster on campus, Valpo’s preparations for upcoming season intensify--The Post-Tribune
Gomes Part of Angola Preliminary Squad for FIBA World
Three Crusaders Named to NABC Honors
Crusaders Help Hope Swings Initiative in

Wright State’s Pacher signs with pro team in Switzerland--Dayton Daily News
Conversation with Dr. Michael Cusack – Part 2 of
Men’s Basketball: Raiders make most of offseason--The Guardian
Griffin Honored by

Women’s Basketball: Road back to the NCAA Tournament begins with difficult schedule--The Guardian
James Signs to Play Professionally in

YSU’s Perry eyes overseas contract--Youngstown Vindicator
Men's Basketball Boasts Record-Breaking Camp

McCallum Earns NBA Summer League Championship MVP--Horizon League Network
Seven #HLMBB Players Named to NABC Honors Court--Horizon League Network
Sykes Invited to CP3 Elite Guard Camp--Horizon League Network
Valpo Basketball Helps in Peters' Hometown of Washington--Horizon League Network

WSU's Ivory James to Play Professionally in Romania--Horizon League Network