Saturday, April 26, 2014

News On The Horizon 4/26/2013

2014 Portsmouth Invitational Rosters Released--Mid-Major Madness
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Richard Solomon, Cal
Ronald Roberts Jr., St. Joseph's
Augustine Rubit, South Alabama
Cameron Clark, Oklahoma
Travis Bader, Oakland
Mark McLaughlin, Central Washington
Eric Atkins, Notre Dame
Trevor Releford, Alabama
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Killian Larson, Grand Canyon
Josh Davis, San Diego State
Sam Dower, Gonzaga
Jamil Wilson, Marquette
Davion Berry, Weber State
Kareem Jamar, Montana
Jason Brickman, Long Island
Kendrick Perry, Youngstown State
Top 10 Mid-Major Games of the Year--Mid-Major Madness
10. Detroit at Valparaiso

Juwan Howard Jr. made some serious noise when he nailed a game-winner from downtown with just 5.7 seconds left on the clock to take down Valpo 59-57 in a back and forth affair. Howard finished the night with 19 points in the big win.
2014 Portsmouth Invitational Day 2 Wrap Up--Mid-Major Madness
Trying to dissect box scores of games you didn't watch with teams named after landscaping services is exhausting. I think I did an admiral job yesterday but today you're just getting the breakdown of how your favorite mid-major players performed:

Travis Bader (Oakland): 5-10 FG, 3-6 3PT, 16 pts, 1 reb, 1 steal
Kendrick Perry (Youngstown State): 3-14 FG, 1-7 3PT, 7 pts, 5 rebs, 3 assts, 2 blocks, 1 steal
Ultra Early Horizon League Preview: Cleveland State and Green Bay atop early projections--The Catch and Shoot

Miami Heat’s Toney Douglas, Rashard Lewis look to be playoff factors--Miami Herald
On the offensive end, Douglas chipped in by scoring 14 points in 35 minutes in addition to three assists. The Florida State product could provide a counterbalance to Norris Cole, whose offense has suffered in the last month of the season.
Late signing period for basketball expected to be bountiful for Akron, Cleveland State and Kent State--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State, Kent State recruits sign in; Akron still waiting--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State's Douglas, Dauda likely won't be back next season--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State offers Nyaires Redding--Cleveland State Hoops
2013-14 Cleveland State Men's Basketball Highlight Video--Cleveland State Hoops
Kenny Carpenter signs with Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State offers Xavier Simpson--Cleveland State Hoops
Ismaila Dauda transfers to North Florida--Cleveland State Hoops
Vinnie Zollo to Visit Cleveland State this week--Cleveland State Hoops
Men's Basketball Announces Award Winners at
Kenny Carpenter Signs With CSU
Kimbrough Selected to Participate in Villa 7

Women’s Basketball Holds Annual Awards

Goodwin helps Suns to 104-99 win over Kings--Sacramento Bee
Ben McLemore had 31 points and five assists, both career highs, for the Kings, who lost for the sixth time in seven games while playing starters Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas limited minutes. Travis Outlaw had 15 points and Ray McCallum 13.
Detroit Titans add JUCO transfer Shy McClelland to 2014 basketball class--The Detroit Free Press
Men's Basketball Holds 2013-14 Awards
Registration Now Open For Annual Titan Club Basketball Camp For Special Needs
Men's Basketball Signs Shy McClelland to National Letter of
Men's Basketball 2014 Summer Camps

Lammers, Bedell Earn Prestigious President's Award at Annual Academic & Athletic Awards

Shearer Finishes Top 10 In The Nation In Three Point Field
Abby McCollum Featured In April Edition Of NCAA Championship

Morning Five: 04.15.14 Edition--Rush The Court
It was a busy day at St. John’s yesterday. Former St. John’s guard Max Hooper announced that he will be transferring to Oakland. This will be Hooper’s second transfer as he started his college career at Harvard and he will be eligible to play next year (with two years of eligibility remaining) as he is expected to graduate in May. Hooper is a three-point specialist and even though some are suggesting he could replace Travis Bader we don’t see that happening since Hooper only averaged 3.2 points per game. In more favorable news for St. John’s fans it appears that Chris Obekpa had a change of heart and is looking to return to St. John’s. This does not necessarily mean that Obekpa will be welcomed back by Steve Lavin, but it does place Lavin in an interesting predicament. Our guess is that he will give Obekpa some internal punishment that the other players in the program will know about just to show them that he is still committed to their program.
Former St. John’s guard/forward Max Hooper transfers to Oakland--CollegeBasketballTalk
Hooper to transfer to Oakland U--USA Today
2014 Portsmouth Invitational: Mid-Major Stars Raise Stock--Mid-Major Madness
The Portsmouth Invitational is over and once again some mid-major stars may have bolstered their stock a bit with their performances in the Tidewater region of Virginia. Six mid-major players were named to the all-tournament team and have likely enticed some pro prospects.

Travis Bader, Oakland: If the Golden Grizzlies' sharpshooter has NBA hopes then it has to be as a three point specialist like former Creighton standout Kyle Korver. Bader averaged 19.7 points per game in three outing in Portsmouth and was 11-for-23 beyond the arc. He certainly played well but you have to wonder if scouts were expecting a more impressive showing from downtown? (But 47% certainly isn't bad)
St. John's basketball sophomore Max Hooper to transfer to Oakland--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland's Travis Bader happy with shooting, defense at Portsmouth Invitational--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland University enlists search firm to find next athletic director--The Detroit Free Press
Oakland basketball lands transfer Max Hooper from St. John's--The Detroit News
Oakland's Travis Bader named to Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team--The Detroit News
Sporting blitz week of 4/16--Oakland Post
Men’s Basketball-

Two players from the Oakland University men’s basketball team were named Academic All-Horizon League last week. The team’s former three-point star, Travis Bader, and current center, Corey Petros were honored for their strong GPAs. Petros is currently working on his MBA while Bader is finishing up his masters in communication. The two join Evan Bruinsma and Ugochukwu Njoku of Detroit, Kendrick Perry of Youngstown State, and Matt Vest of Wright State on the list.


JUCO guard D’Juan Miller officially commits to UIC--The Catch and Shoot
UIC Basketball Adds D'Juan Miller From Eastern Arizona

Katie Hannemann Featured in The Southtown

Green Bay, head coach Brian Wardle agree to new five-year contract--CollegeBasketballTalk
Brian Wardle, Green Bay agree to five-year extension--Eye On College Basketball
Men's basketball: UWGB's Wardle gets new 5-year deal--Green Bay Press Gazette
Belmont joins Horizon League for men's soccer--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB's Sykes gets input on NBA draft potential, will return--Green Bay Press Gazette
Wardle signs five-year deal to stay with Phoenix--UWGB Fourth Estate
Brian Wardle Agrees to New Five-Year
Brian Barone Promoted to Associate Head

Phoenix basketball looks ahead to 2014-15--UWGB Fourth Estate
UWGB athletic director Gillespie: 'People invest in winners'

Women's basketball: Borseth thanks UWGB fans for a great season--Green Bay Press Gazette
Former Phoenix Adrian Ritchie Named EBL Player of the

New arena conversation should involve Panthers--PantherU

Valparaiso AD views unionization as flawed approach--The Post-Tribune
Men’s Basketball: Midwest Elite standout David Skara commits to Valparaiso--The Post-Tribune
Hutton: Bryce Drew may — or may not — be candidate for Tulsa job--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso's Bryce Drew puts rumors to rest of trip to Tulsa--The NWI Times
Drew looking at Tulsa (and beyond?)--Inside VU Sports
Inside the Tulsa Tip--Inside VU Sports

Women Finish Among the National
Courtney Boyd Featured by

Perry in Portsmouth: KP hopes to shine at NBA pre-draft camp--The Jambar
‘I Wasn’t Really Happy Here’: Weber speaks out about leaving YSU--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Adds Guard Shaun Stewart During Late Signing

Hirsch to follow YSU teammate Schlegel to India on CCO trip--Youngstown Vindicator
Women’s Basketball Staff to Hold Summer

Wardle Earns New Five-Year Contract--Horizon League Network
Bader, Perry Wrap Successful Portsmouth Invitational Trips--Horizon League Network

Former GB Standout Ritchie Named EBL Player of the Year--Horizon League Network
WSU WBB Player Courtney Boyd Featured by NCAA--Horizon League Network

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