Saturday, October 25, 2014

News On The Horizon 10/25/2014

Mid-Major Rankings, Preseason Edition 2014-15--The Catch and Shoot
13. Cleveland State

Losing Bryn Forbes hurts the Vikings a ton, but no Horizon League team has a better top-three players than Trey Lewis, Charlie Lee and Anton Grady.

14. Green Bay

Keifer Sykes is one of the best guards in college basketball, but the Phoenix have to replace big man Alec Brown. Seniors Greg Mays and Alfonzo McKinnie, who spent a lot of last season injured, will need to produce in the frontcourt.

Dwyane Wade shows flashes of old self in Miami Heat’s preseason win over Rockets--Miami Herald
Norris Cole started at point guard in place of Mario Chalmers for the sixth consecutive game, Luol Deng is taking the place of LeBron James at small forward and the Heat’s power-forward position is a work in progress. Williams started at the four against Houston, and he could get the call for the regular-season opener, but the position will ultimately be filled by another new face, Josh McRoberts.
Video - Cleveland State Basketball Preview--Cleveland Leader
Cleveland State hoops to face Xavier in 'secret scrimmage'--Cleveland State Hoops
VIDEO: Charlie Lee at Horizon League Media
VIDEO: Anton Grady at Horizon League Media

Recap: LA Lakers vs. Sacramento--Sacramento Bee
Las Vegas, NV ( - Ray McCallum beat the final buzzer with a tip-in to lift the Sacramento Kings a 93-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the preseason finale for both teams.

After Jeremy Lin sank 1-of-2 from the free throw line to put the Lakers in front, McCallum isolated on the right wing and put up an 18-footer that was off the mark with just under three seconds left. Reggie Evans fought for the offensive rebound and put up an air ball. McCallum followed his shot and was right there to meet the ball at the rim and guide it in.
A Jerk’s Guide to the Detroit Titans--PantherU
Titans Host Basketball Media Day on
Titan Tip-Off Helps Usher in New Basketball

Meet The Newcomers: Chea
Meet The Newcomers: Nicole

Oakland’s Petros ready for last shot at NCAA tournament--The Oakland Press
A Jerk’s Guide to the Oakland Golden Grizzlies--PantherU

Sporting blitz week of Oct. 22--Oakland Post

Men's Basketball

Oakland was picked to finish seventh in the 2014-15 Horizon League Preseason Poll. The league's nine head coaches, staff and media voted on the preseason poll. Corey Petros and Kahlil Felder were preseason all-league selections, with Petros named to the first team and Felder to the second.

Women's Basketball

Elena Popkey has been named to the Madness 2014-2015 Preseason All-Horizon League Women's Basketball Second Team. Popkey averaged 13.8 points and 6.2 rebounds last season, posting six games of over 20 points along the way.

Illinois College Basketball Rankings, Preseason Edition 2014-15--The Catch and Shoot
9. UIC

Howard Moore has a talented group of newcomers that could pull UIC out of the Horizon League’s cellar. Point guard D’Juan Miller is very athletic, graduate student Jay Harris is a veteran with outside shooting ability and freshman Tai Odiase is a defensive stalwart.
Scrimmage showcases men’s basketball team--UIC News
Men's Basketball: Getting to Know the Newcomers - Jason

Regina Miller Set to Host Free Coaching Clinic on Oct.

2014-2015 Season Preview: College Basketball’s Top 13 Dunkers (VIDEOS)--CollegeBasketballTalk
6. Keifer Sykes, Green Bay: Sykes is the smallest player on this list, but he may actually be the best leaper. How many players do you know that can throw an alley-oop to themselves?:

Fletcher off to a good start in Great Britain--Phear The Phoenix
Alfonzo McKinnie 'still getting to 100%'--Phear The Phoenix

Green Bay Basketball Programs Host Successful Media
Join the Phoenix Basketball Teams for FanFest and

Horizon League Preview: #5 Milwaukee Panthers--Busting Brackets
Replacing Jordan Aaron's game points will take team effort--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
International Panthers: Mens Basketball Players Continue Careers--UWM Post
Gold Takes Down Black In Mens Basketball Scrimmage--UWM Post
Intrasquad scrimmage set for Tuesday--PantherU
The Big Announcement That Was…Not Announced--PantherU
Many positives come out of Panther scrimmage--PantherU
A Jerk’s Guide to the Milwaukee Panthers--PantherU
Gold Tops Black, 74-64, In Milwaukee Men’s Basketball

Top Mid-Major Players to Watch in 2014-15: 45-41--Mid-Major Madness
45. Alec Peters, Valparaiso, F: Peter's busted out his freshman year for Bryce Drew's Crusaders averaging 12.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. Now it's time for the 6'8 big man to refine his game in year two as he recently noted to Mid-Major Madness at Horizon League Media Day, "As you play you don't’ get away with as much as you do when you are a new player. You got to find different ways to get yourself open and find different ways to score. My coaches have talked with me a lot. People know who you are now, everyone is going to do their scouting report.". It'll be interesting to see how Peters matures this season.
Graduations and injury at Valparaiso create opportunities for new and returning Crusaders--The Catch and Shoot
A Jerk’s Guide to the Valparaiso Crusaders--PantherU

A Jerk’s Guide to the Wright State Raiders--PantherU
Blog: Don’t fret over TV deal--The Guardian
Blog: You dropped the bombshell on me--The Guardian
Blog: Big Four Classic has me thinking--The Guardian

Roster changes won’t slow Penguins--Youngstown Vindicator
Seniors Schlegel and Walker Lead Penguins--The Jambar
Women’s Basketball Holds Media and Photo

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