Saturday, October 18, 2014

News On The Horizon 10/18/2014

2014-2015 Season Preview: Mid-Major Power Rankings--CollegeBasketballTalk
7. Green Bay, 24-7, 14-2 Horizon (1st): The Phoenix lose center Alec Brown, but they return four of their top five scorers — including star point guard Keifer Sykes — from a team that beat ACC champion Virginia last season.
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Belmont, Chattanooga, Cleveland State, Hofstra, Louisiana-Lafayette, Manhattan, Sam Houston State, Siena, Stony Brook, UC Santa Barbara, Western Michigan
Highlights From the 2014-15 Horizon League College Basketball Media Day--Mid-Major Madness

Horizon Women's Basketball 2014-2015 Preseason All-Conference Teams--College Sports Madness
High-Major Women's Basketball 2014-2015 Preseason All-American Teams--College Sports Madness

Miami Heat uses the long ball to rally for first win of the preseason--Miami Herald
Chalmers, Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier are all splitting minutes, vying for the job.

Cole got the start in Friday night’s game, finishing with five points.
Late 3-pointers lift Heat over Warriors, to first preseason win--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Even with the game played not far from the campus he delivered an NCAA championship, Chalmers again played off the bench for the Heat, with Norris Cole starting at point guard.
Harlem Globetrotters Announce 2015 Rookie Class--Harlem Globetrotters
Detroit native Carlos “Dizzy” English played parts of three seasons in the NBA Development League after averaging 8.3 points per game in his career at Cleveland State University. The 5-9 dribbling dynamo played the two years prior to his time at Cleveland State at Mott Community College (Mich.), where he helped lead the team to a 61-10 record over that span.
Cleveland State picked second in Horizon League men's basketball preseason poll--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State offers Damarri Moore--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State men’s basketball picked to finish second in Horizon League--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State Press Conference at Horizon League Media Day '14--Cleveland State Hoops
Cleveland State to face three ranked teams--Cleveland State Hoops
Vikings Tabbed Second in League Preseason

Kings’ Ray McCallum finds himself in same position entering second season--Sacramento Bee
Titans Picked Third, Howard Named to Preseason First Team at HL Media

Women's Basketball Assistant Coach Rick Albro Inducted Into BCAM Hall Of

Mid-major Oakland takes on murderer's row as prep for Horizon League season--The Sporting News
Top Mid-Major Players to Watch in 2014-15: 50-46--Mid-Major Madness
49. Kahlil Felder, Oakland, G: Kahlil Felder bust on to the scene a year ago and finished the season as a Freshman All-American and the Horizon Leauge's top freshman. The 5'9 guard created a talented combo with senior Duke Mondy and ended up averaging 9.5 points, 6.4 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game. His assists numbers were enough to lead the Horizon League and finish tied for seventh nationally. Felder's top performance came against rival Detroit in front of a national TV audience where he finished the 83-82 Golden Grizzlies win with a triple-double of 15 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Greg Kampe might have lost some household names but Felder gives Oakland a bright future.


UIC newcomer D’Juan Miller frontrunner to land starting point guard spot--The Catch and Shoot
UIC players throw down jams at preseason dunk contest--The Catch and Shoot
A Jerk’s Guide to the UIC Flames--PantherU

2014-2015 Season Preview:’s Mid-Major All-Americans--CollegeBasketballTalk

Keifer Sykes, Green Bay, Sr. (20.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.9 apg): High-flying, high-scoring point guards aren’t that easy to find. Sykes is the reason that the Phoenix have a shot at winning a game-or-two in the NCAA tournament.
Green Bay star Keifer Sykes throws down impressive dunk in practice--College Basketball Nation Blog
Green Bay is top pick for team and player in the Horizon League--Eye On College Basketball

Jeter, McWhorter speak at Horizon League Media Day--PantherU
Replacing Jordan Aaron--PantherU
Three Basketball Events On Tap For Milwaukee

Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso picked fourth in the Horizon League--The Post-Tribune
Thoughts from Horizon League Media Day--Inside VU Sports

Men’s Basketball: Horizon League announcement postponed--The Guardian

A Jerk’s Guide to the YSU Penguins--PantherU

Schlegel Named to Preseason All-Conference Team by College Sports

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