Saturday, June 16, 2012

News On The Horizon 6/16/2012

Points per player possession 2011-2012--Horizon League Hoops
39 Ryan Broekhoff Valparaiso Jr 1.287
109 Kendrick Perry Youngstown State So 1.177
151 Ray McCallum Detroit So 1.101

NBA Finals Features Plenty of College Stars--Rush The Court
March Madness fans probably remember Derek Fisher, Eric Maynor, and Norris Cole, too, each of whom led small schools to the NCAA Tournament through leading point guard roles. Now they are all valuable reserves for potential NBA champions, though Maynor has missed this season with an ACL tear in his knee.
Thunder looks for answers to slow starts vs. Heat--Miami Herald
Finals debut

Heat rookie guard Norris Cole made his Finals debut in Game 2. He played 13 minutes 17 seconds and had two points.

Of the seven NBA draft picks from Cleveland State, Cole is the second player from the university to play in an NBA Finals, according to the NBA’s player database. Franklin Edwards came off the bench for the Sixers in their 1983 NBA Finals sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers.

“He wanted to play so bad,” Wade said of Cole. “He did well in the minutes that he played.”

Wade said the pairing of Cole and starting point guard Mario Chalmers allowed “me to have a chance to get off of [the ball] and make other moves and make other decisions, so I liked it.”

Chalmers played more than 39 minutes in Game 2 but was just 1 of 7 from the field for three points.
Northeast Ohio's college hoops coaches embracing Coaches vs. Cancer program--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Dayton Transfer visits Cleveland State --Cleveland State Hoops
Report: Top JUCO Prospect Majok Signs With Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops
Cedric Jackson to workout for Golden State--Cleveland State Hoops

The year of the floor general--FoxNews
Philadelphia, PA – The point guard position is comparable to the quarterback in football in terms of overall importance and ability to affect a game.

With Kendall Marshall and Damien Lillard moving on, the 2012-13 Bob Cousy Award, which goes to the nation's top point guard, is up for grabs. The following is an early list of the top contenders:
RAY MCCALLUM - The two-time All-Horizon League honoree has thrived while playing for his father at Detroit. McCallum led the Titans to the NCAA Tournament with four wins in a row in the HL Tournament. The former McDonald's All-American finished second in the conference in scoring (15.4 ppg) and third in assists (4.0 apg). He is attending Chris Paul's CP3 Elite Guard Camp this summer to hone his skills even further as he prepares to lead Detroit back to the Big Dance.
Warren Central’s Calhoun on Detroit situation--The Indy Star
Ex-Wolverine Carlton Brundidge says he's going to Detroit Mercy--The Detroit Free Press
Former Michigan basketball player Carlton Brundidge transfers to Detroit Mercy--The Detroit News

Summer Camp Season Tips Off With Elite Camp
Detroit Adds Michigan Transfer Carlton

Women's Basketball Incoming Freshman Rosanna Reynolds Featured In Sunday's Detroit Free Press As A Scholar

Notre Dame, Northwestern, DePaul, Loyola head APR honors--The Chicago Tribune

Lindfors transfers to Loyola
--Daily Herald

Loyola Awards Scholarship to Gabby
Courtney Lindfors Joins Loyola Women's

Green Bay hopes recruits call, maybe--College Basketball Nation Blog

SummerTimeOut Featuring Sarah
Fans Invited to Evening at the Ballpark with Coach

Lindfors leaves UWM for Loyola--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Last Year's Top 100 Players--Basketball Prospectus
60. PF Ryan Broekhoff, Valparaiso, Jr. (Me: unranked; CBS: unranked)
Broekhoff had a supremely efficient season as the second option for a pretty average Valparaiso team. He shot 60/39/80 and ranked in the top 50 nationally in defensive rebounding rate.

Head Coach Jerry Slocum, NE Ohio Division I Coaches Unite For Coaches vs. Cancer

Women's Basketball Adds Three for

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