Tuesday, July 23, 2013

News On The Horizon 7/23/2013

Girls basketball: Oconto standout Laken James' stock on the rise--Green Bay Press Gazette

Junior Lomomba to transfer--Cleveland State Hoops

Kings' McCallum Makes His Point--Rookie Ladder
Five surprises from the Las Vegas Summer League--Sports Illustrated
Ray McCallum Jr., Sacramento Kings

Second-round picks have a lot at stake in summer league, but the 6-2 McCallum — selected by Sacramento with the 36th pick — played well enough in Vegas to secure a three-year deal on site. The primary selling point was McCallum’s driving ability. Few guards available at McCallum’s price bring the same level of athleticism and control. He seems to have the quickness necessary to break down the first line of defense at an NBA level. From there, he displayed an ability to change direction, finish with both hands and connect on floaters and acrobatic layups. He can convert on a variety of attempts around the basket, making him a somewhat reluctant passer, but that could soon change as he plays with more talented shooters and big men in the NBA.

Also impressive was the way McCallum navigated the casual style of summer league, which involves few set plays and even fewer well-executed ones. Without much structure, many primary ball handlers tend to simply call for the ball and wait on the perimeter when they aren’t in control. McCallum, on the other hand, made some nice cuts and set screens for his teammates — minor actions in the grand scheme of things, but decisions indicative of sound basketball logic. It’s early, but McCallum — who had a 23-point performance in Vegas as well as a 12-point, 11-assist outing — looks like a nice pick-up for the Kings on a cheap, three-year deal.
Closer Look: Ray McCallum--The Kings Blog
McCallum Continues to Shine in NBA Summer League--detroittitans.com
Titan Duo Shines in NBA Summer League Loss--detroittitans.com
Four Titans Named to NABC Honors Court--detroittitans.com
McCallum Signs Rookie Contract with Kings--detroittitans.com
McCallum, Minnerath Finish NBA Summer League in Style--detroittitans.com

Travis Bader at the Kevin Durant Nike Skills Academy--OUGrizzliesVideos
BASKETBALL: Oakland's first season schedule in Horizon League revealed--The Oakland Press
Travis Bader discusses hitting 3 over Kevin Durant, experience at Nike Skills Academy--Grizzlies Den
Oakland Releases Men's Basketball Schedule--ougrizzlies.com
Maui Invitational Games Announced--ougrizzlies.com

Oakland University personnel turnovers continue--The Oakland Press

Oakland U. announces Jeff Tungate as women's basketball coach at Fan Fest--The Detroit Free Press
Players say ex-Oakland women's basketball coach Beckie Francis fixated on weight, pushed Christianity, used intimidation--The Detroit Free Press
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Jeff Tungate named permanent head coach--The Oakland Press
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Oakland earns spot in academic top 25 team rankings--The Oakland Press
Not clear whether OU president, coach’s relationship violated university rules--The Oakland Press
Jeff Tungate Named Women's Basketball Head Coach--ougrizzlies.com
Oakland Women's Basketball Announces 2013-14 Schedule--ougrizzlies.com
Oakland Earns Spot in 2013 WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Rankings--ougrizzlies.com

Loyola coach joins UIC women’s basketball--UIC News
Hayden Humes Named to NABC's `Honors Court'--uicflames.com
Knowing the Newcomers: Markese McGuire--uicflames.com

Jasmine Bailey Signs Contract to Play in Italy--uicflames.com
UIC Women's Basketball Adds Tiffany Sardin to Coaching Staff--uicflames.com

#112 Green Bay Men's Basketball 2013-2014 Preview--College Sports Madness
Ex-UWGB coach Bennett to advise Wardle--Green Bay Press Gazette
2013-14 Men's Basketball Summer Prospectus--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Video: Braun Discusses Panthers' Move Back To U.S. Cellular Arena--uwmpanthers.com
Video: Jeter Looks Toward 2013-14 Season, Talks About Moving Back Downtown--uwmpanthers.com
Wolf, Richard Named To NABC Honors Court--uwmpanthers.com
Video: Johnson, O'Connor Take Early Look At 2013-14 Season--uwmpanthers.com

Wood lays solid foundation for career--Kokomo Tribune
Report: Canadian guard commits to Valparaiso--The Post-Tribune
E. Victor Nickerson transfers to Valpo; Alex Rossi won’t return--The Post-Tribune
Five Crusaders Named to NABC Honors Court--valpoathletics.com
Broekhoff Helps Australia Capture Silver at World University Games--valpoathletics.com
Nickerson Joins Crusader Men's Basketball Program--valpoathletics.com

Elizabeth Hamlet joins sister Annemarie on Valparaiso women's basketball team--The NWI Times
Women's Basketball Announces Addition of Four Newcomers--valpoathletics.com

YSU's Perry focused on health, winning--Youngstown Vindicator
YSU improves facilities, title hopes--Youngstown Vindicator
Three Youngstown State Men’s Basketball Players Named to NABC Honors Court--Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown State Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award--ysusports.com

Youngstown State Ranks 17th on WBCA Academic Top 25--ysusports.com

Oakland to Appear in 30th EA Sports Maui Invitational--Horizon League Network
Broekhoff Helps Australia Capture Silver at World University Games--Horizon League Network
18 Horizon League Basketball Players Named to NABC Honors Court--Horizon League Network

Oakland Names Jeff Tungate Women's Basketball Head Coach--Horizon League Network
Youngstown State WBB Team Earns Spot on 2013 Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll--Horizon League Network

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