Monday, April 28, 2008

News On The Horizon 4/28/2008

New UDM coach Ray McCallum gains first commitment--The Detroit Free Press
Titans Add JUCO Standout

Sports Briefs--UIC Chicago Flame

Basketball signs another Public League star

The UIC basketball program officially netted another recruit last week, the program announced last Wednesday. DeMarkus Isom-Jones, a 6'5" swingman from Chicago's Engelwood High School signed his National Letter of Intent last week.

Isom-Jones averaged 24 points and eight rebounds per game last season for the 2A state sectional finalist Eagles.

Isom-Jones becomes the second public league player, and third Chicago-based recruit signed by the UIC coaching staff this year, joining John Hope College Prep 6'1" guard Zavion Neely and Harmony Community School of Cincinnati 6'7" forward Jelani Poston on the UIC roster.

Men's Basketball Signs DeMarkus Isom-Jones & Robert

Saturday, April 19, 2008

News On The Horizon 4/19/2008

Women's basketball: Leonhard returns to assist Bollant--Green Bay Press Gazette
Former Women's Basketball Standout Leonhard Returns to Green

News On The Horizon 4/18/2008

CRANSTON NOT GOING TO BUTLER--Daytona Beach News Journal

DBCC men's basketball forward DeAndre Cranston, who had verbally committed to play for mid-major power Butler University last fall, has changed his mind and opened his recruitment again, said DBCC coach Anthony Andre.

"It wasn't anything negative about Butler, he just decided to look around some more," Andre said.

Cranston, a 6-foot-9 forward/center who averaged 10.9 points and 10.7 rebounds for the Falcons last season, is now looking at several schools including Ole Miss, Andre said.

Yorktown's Kampen to play for Butler--Muncie Star Press
Yorktown senior to walk on at Butler--Muncie Star Press

Coach Ray Impresses PSL Coaches--The Detroit News

Englewood's Isom-Jones to UIC--The Inside Scoop

Former Rambler Demetrius Williams Named Player Of The Year In

Without Bouchie, VU lacking in the post--The NWI Times

Former Loyola Basketball player Demetrius Williams Named Player Of The Year in Romania--The Horizon League

Thursday, April 17, 2008

News On The Horizon 4/17/2008

Butler lands 2 basketball recruits--The Indy Star
Success breeds opportunity--The Indy Star
Stevens gets some security with 7-year contract--The Indy Star
Sports Digest--The NWI Times

College basketball

BUTLER INKS TWO: The signings of guards Shelvin Mack of Lexington (Ky.) Bryan Station and Ronald Nored of Homewood, Ala., give Butler five new players for Brad Stevens, who earlier this week signed a seven-year contract extension after producing a school- and Horizon League record 30 wins in his first season as coach.

Last fall, Stevens also signed three Indiana high school players -- 6-foot-8 Gordon Hayward of Class 4A champion Brownsburg; 6-7 Garrett Butcher, a first-team All-State pick from Edgewood; and 6-3 Chase Stigall of New Castle.

"We're thrilled to have these five players in our program," Stevens said. "They all fit in well in our system and each is committed to team success."

Great recruiting class lacks size--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Signs Two Men's Basketball

Viking Basketball Signs Two For

UDM coach is at work--The Detroit Free Press
Women's Basketball Inks Two

Women's basketball: Shaw signs with Phoenix--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's Basketball Announces Postseason Team
Shaw Signs National Letter of Intent for Green Bay Women's

Men's basketball: Phoenix hopes for quick impact from latest recruit--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Men's Basketball Signs

Jorgenson will play at UWM--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Complete Recruiting Class With

Bouchie transfer a big blow, but can be overcome--The Post-Tribune

Adams officially signs with VU women's hoops--The NWI Times
Betsy Adams Signs National Letter of Intent to Play at

Martin Names Arizona’s Bernard Scott Top Assistant

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

News On The Horizon 4/15/2008

Alabama prep player selects Butler--The Indy Star
Point guard makes commitment to Butler--The Indy Star
Patriots' Nored gets WKU release, now Butler-bound--Birmingham News
Bulldogs Complete Record-Setting
Butler Awards New Contract To Brad

Butler Posts First 20-Win Season Since

Detroit Hires Ray McCallum As Head Basketball

Horizon League Headlines--The Chicago Flame

Men's basketball: UWGB hires assistant coach--Green Bay Press Gazette
Thorpe Added to Green Bay Basketball

Botham makes Madison Sports Hall of Fame--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Botham To Be Inducted Into Madison Sports Hall of

Bouchie leaving VU basketball team--The Post-Tribune
Bouchie leaving VU--Off The Mark
Porter County Sport Briefs--The NWI Times


The Valparaiso men's basketball team will host four basketball camps this summer staffed by Crusaders' players and coaching staff for youths of various age and skill levels. The One-Day Elite Camp, for high level players grades 9-12, will be held on June 14 from 1-4:30 p.m. and will include advanced instruction, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 play, skill testing and an NCAA seminar. Cost is $30 per person. The Valpo Mini Camp and Valpo Basketball School programs will run from June 16-19. The Mini Camp, for children ages 5-7, will run from 9-11:30 a.m. and will feature daily contests and games. Cost is $110 per person. The Basketball School, for children ages 8-14, will run from 9 a.m. to noon and will include daily lectures/teaching sessions, fundamental stations, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 play, and daily contests and prizes. Cost is $160/person. The Valpo Basketball Academy, for ages 8-14, will take place July 28-Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day and will include similar activities as the Basketball

School camp.

FYI: Call (219) 464-5254.

The Valparaiso University women's basketball teams will be holding camps a variety of camps this June and July.

Camp schedule is Skills Day I and Varsity Prep Camps June 23-26, Elite Camp June 24, Team Camp June 27-28, and Skill Day Camp II July 21-24.

The Skills Day Camps are designed for girls grades 2-8 to develop their fundamental skills and will include daily competitions and a written evaluation at the conclusion of the camp.

Varsity Prep Camp is new this year and is designed for serious high school athletes who want/need to improve their skills as well as game situation preparedness.

Elite Camp is a teaching and competition camp for players grades 10-12 with successful varsity experience.

Team Camp is designed for varsity or JV teams and their coaches.

FYI: Contact Marla Liesch at (219) 464-5146 or

Bouchie’s transfer leaves VU lacking in the post--VU with David Robb
Bouchie to Transfer From Crusader

YSU Sports digest--Youngstown Vindicator

Attendance award

CANFIELD — YSU is one of 32 winners in the NCAA Div. I “Pack the House” Challenge.

Colleges and universities urged fans across the country to “Pack the House” for selected women’s basketball games from January 1 through February 17.

YSU hosted its event during the women’s basketball game against Detroit on Jan. 19.

There were 2,567 fans attending the Beeghly Center game.

The Penguins received a $500 award from the NCAA that is being donated to the Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way.

A new chapter for Penguin basketball--The Jambar

Team honored at banquet, Davis named Most Valuable Player--The Jambar