Tuesday, April 16, 2013

News On The Horizon 4/16/2013

Norris Cole steals the night as depleted Miami Heat ekes out win over Cavaliers--Miami Herald
With all five starters out, Heat top Cavs 96-95 behind Cole--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Cleveland State anxiously waits as another team prepares to bolt the Horizon League--Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Portsmouth Standouts: 5 Players That Impressed the Most--Scouting The Mid-Majors
With the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament being officially finished, here is our list of the top five mid-major players (no particular order) who performed exceptionally well, and increased their draft stock:
Nick Minnerath (Detroit, 6’9, 215lbs, Forward)-
Minnerath had a great senior season at Detroit where he averaged 14.6 ppg, and 5.9 rebs. However due to having junior guard, Ray McCallum Jr., the 2012-13 Horizon League Player of the Year, alongside him on the court, Minnerath did not necessarily get the exposure he deserved. After his performance at Portsmouth though, expect him to start getting some buzz. Minnerath showed off his pretty jump-shot, and averaged 13.3 ppg in the process. He also did fairly well on the boards, earning 4.3 rpg.
Anderson a Finalist in NCAA Dunk of the Year--detroittitans.com
Men's Basketball Celebrates Another Outstanding Season--detroittitans.com

Morning Five: 04.16.13 Edition--Rush The Court
Last season the Missouri Valley Conference was one of the best conferences in the country, but after it was announced that Creighton would be leaving we knew they were set for a downgrade. Yesterday we found out it would be a big downgrade as it was announced that Loyola (IL) would be replacing Creighton. Nothing against Loyola, which appears to be making attempts at improving its program by upgrading its facilities and hiring new coaches (unfortunately we are more familiar with their women’s coach than their men’s coach), but going from one of the top “mid-major” teams in the country to a 5-11 Horizon League team is a huge drop-off. Now the conference still has its fair share of heavyweights, but with this type of replacement we would not be surprised to see some other conferences try to poach some of the Missouri Valley Conference’s top programs.
Loyola’s move to Missouri Valley triggers change for Horizon League--The Chicago Sun-Times

Loyola rolling dice on Swoopes--The Chicago Tribune
Swoopes eager for her dream job — coaching--Daily Herald
Watch Introduction Of Sheryl Swoopes As Loyola Head Women's Basketball Coach--LoyolaRamblers.com

Second UW-Green Bay player files complaint about coach’s mistreatment--CollegeBasketballTalk
Former GB guard on playing for Wardle--FOX 11 Sports
Second Green Bay player alleges misconduct by coach Brian Wardle--Eye On College Basketball
Another Player Comes Forward With Allegations Against Green Bay's Wardle--Mid-Major Madness
Men's basketball: 2nd complaint filed against UWGB's Wardle--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB picks local attorney to investigate Wardle--Green Bay Press Gazette

Mid-Major All-American Team--Mid-Major Madness
Others Receiving Votes:
Ryan Broekhoff, Valparaiso
LeCrone speaks on Horizon League realignment--The NWI Times

Brown Named Coach DiGregorio MVP, Highlights Remembered at Women’s Basketball Banquet--ysusports.com

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