Sunday, September 28, 2014

News On The Horizon 9/28/2014

In-state forward becomes Cleveland State’s first 2015 commitment--CollegeBasketballTalk
Questions return for Heat; answers not so clear--South Florida Sun Sentinel
7. Shawne Williams? Reggie Williams? Shannon Brown? Really?

A. As mentioned above with Deng and Granger, albeit in bigger roles with those two, offseasons often are about indentifying players who once were someone and possibly could yet be again.

But perspective also is important when considering the end of the bench. If the Heat start Bosh, McRoberts, Deng, Wade and Mario Chalmers, then figure on Granger, Andersen, Norris Cole and possibly Haslem being the next wave off the bench. So what we're really talking about with the others is who might emerge as a 10th man.

Brown might have the greatest opportunity of the minimum-scale free-agent additions, standing as one of the few on the roster who could set up as a defensive stopper at point guard.
Heat's Luol Deng moves past controversy--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Cole in top shape

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra used the word "blasted" to describe how Norris Cole dominated the team's conditioning workouts. Cole, who is entering his fourth season, arrived at training camp in the best shape of his career.

"I think I stayed in pretty decent shape," Cole said. "I did a little bit each day."

Cole said he was motivated after struggling with eating habits last summer. He changed his diet and continued his normally strenuous workouts. Cole is expected to challenge Mario Chalmers for the starting point guard spot.

"I definitely toned it up to a different level," Cole said. "I prepared my body as if I'm going to play a full game. That's the workload that I try to put on myself. I want to be in maximum condition. The only way you can be in maximum condition is to go outside your comfort zone."
Cleveland State hosts homecoming; Sweet 16 tickets on sale this month--Cleveland Plain Dealer
That other Miami Heat player - Norris Cole - returns to Cleveland, too--Cleveland Plain Dealer
St. Vincent-St. Mary senior Jibri Blount commits to play basketball at Cleveland State--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Announces 2014-15 men's basketball schedule--Cleveland State Hoops
Akron SVSM's Jibri Blount Commits to Cleveland State--Cleveland State Hoops

NCAA pay issue could shift UDM sports landscape--Varsity Press
One year later: AD Vowels focuses on enhancing Titan brand--Varsity Press

Eats, sweets and grizzly beats--Oakland Post

Former UIC forward Scott VanderMeer sings [sic] contract in Uruguay--The Catch and Shoot
Horizon League announces 2014-15 TV schedule--The Catch and Shoot
Breaking down UIC’s 2014-15 schedule--The Catch and Shoot

UIC Women's Basketball Holds Team Photo

2014-15 college hoops countdown: Projecting the 68 NCAA tournament teams--USA Today
No. 52 Green Bay (13 seed, Horizon League auto-bid): Keifer Sykes, the reigning Horizon League player of the year, is back but the Phoenix will have to replace 7-footer Alec Brown, who was drafted by the Suns in the NBA draft. This team won't be as offensively potent as last year's, but there's enough talent to fend off league foes such as Cleveland State and punch a ticket to the NCAA tournament after getting snubbed last March.
Schneider leaves UWGB for Memphis Grizzlies--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Men's Basketball to Hold Walk-On Tryouts on Oct.

Milwaukee's Game At Wright State To Be Broadcast Live On

Rodriguez Chasing Olympic Dreams With Mexico National

WSU releases nonconference hoops schedule--Dayton Daily News
Donlon: Non-conference travel will challenge Raiders--Dayton Daily News
WSU releases MBB schedule--The Guardian
WSU Announces Men's Basketball Nonconference

Success leads to scheduling difficulties for WSU women’s hoops--Dayton Daily News

Women’s Basketball Looking for Male Practice Players--The Jambar

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