Tuesday, September 29, 2015

News On The Horizon 9/29/2015

Top 30 Transfers For 2015-16--CollegeBasketballTalk

1. Damion Lee (via Drexel) and Trey Lewis (via Cleveland State), Louisville

At the start of the offseason, Louisville’s top returning scorer was Quentin Snider at 4.1 points per game, and that’s after his scoring average jumped a full point following three straight double-digit outings in the NCAA tournament.

But head coach Rick Pitino tapped into the graduate transfer market and came out with the most-sought after transfer, Damion Lee. Before that he had grabbed a point guard and 3-point shooter in Trey Lewis. Those two fifth-year seniors joined a heralded incoming freshman class that included Donovan Mitchell, Ray Spalding and Deng Adel.

Lee missed almost all of the 2013-14 season with a torn ACL, but recovered to finish fifth in the nation in scoring last season at 21.4 points per game. Lewis will be able to play either guard spot and provides a deep threat, hitting 96 threes (42 percent) in 2014-15.

Lee and Lewis benefited from Louisville’s foreign tour in Puerto Rico. The duo left their mark in the first game of the trip, combining for 49 points. Lee went for 36 points off 11-of-18 shooting. The two newcomers have also stepped up as leaders, according to members of the team.
5. Anton Grady (via Cleveland State) and Conner Frankamp (via Kansas), Wichita State

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in his final season at Cleveland State. Electing to use his final year of eligibility as a role player to Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, Grady will offer a different low-post presence, head coach Gregg Marshall said recently. While it’s a different style than his predecessor, Grady helps fill the void left behind by the graduating Darius Carter.

Seymour's Oskey commits to UWGB--Green Bay Press Gazette

News On The Horizon 9/29/2015

Second Year of #MetroSeries Begins This Week--detroittitans.com

Milwaukee Women Add Hamilton As Video Coordinator--uwmpanthers.com

Sunday, September 27, 2015

News On The Horizon 9/27/2015

Former Viking Jessica Roque Named To Women’s Basketball Staff--csuvikings.com

Former Panther To Face Packers Monday Night--uwmpanthers.com

News On The Horizon 9/26/2015

Cleveland State Basketball Announces 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule--Cleveland State Hoops

Women's Basketball Spends Time Reading at Local Elementary Schools--detroittitans.com

64 reasons to be excited for the 2015-16 college basketball season--Sports Illustrated
45. The Tip-Off tournament

Reward yourself for surviving six months without college basketball by drowning in it for more than 24 hours beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. The annual Tip-Off Tournament features everything from the marquee matchups in the Champions Classic (Kentucky-Duke and Michigan State-Kansas in Chicago) to the obscure (Nevada at Hawaii at 4 a.m.). But it’s all college hoops, all the time. Come next May, you’ll be dying for Green Bay-East Tennessee State (6 a.m.). Don’t take it for granted.

Minnesota junior commits to UWGB women--Green Bay Press Gazette

Pair Of Milwaukee Basketball Events On Tap This Fall--uwmpanthers.com
Former Panther Clay Tucker Signs With Torku Konyaspor--uwmpanthers.com

Pair Of Milwaukee Basketball Events On Tap This Fall--uwmpanthers.com

Interview: Greg Kampe's Summer--Horizon League Network

Sunday, September 20, 2015

News On The Horizon 9/20/2015

Norris Cole is Back in New Orleans…For This Year, At Least--More Than A Fan

Metro & state: UDM men's, women's hoops times unveiled--The Detroit Free Press
15 signs you're a hopeless Titans fan--Varsity Press
A brief roundup--Varsity Press
Home Basketball Game Times Now Set--detroittitans.com
Mark Your Calendars, Talkin’ Hoops In The D With Ray McCallum & Stan Van Gundy Set For Oct. 15--detroittitans.com
Former Titan Nick Minnerath Earns Invite To Cleveland Cavaliers Camp--detroittitans.com
New “All-You-Can-Eat” Tickets Coming To Calihan Hall, Group Ticket Packages Now On Sale--detroittitans.com

Scott aware of what's on the horizon--Varsity Press

Grizzly superfans come together to form scholarships--Oakland Post

Panthers Pitch In To Spruce Up Neighborhood--uwmpanthers.com

Women’s Basketball: Rechlicz Names New Assistant Coach--UWM Post
Rechlicz Names Dan Carey Women’s Assistant Coach--uwmpanthers.com

North Carolina leads our list of the top states of college basketball--Eye On College Basketball
4. Indiana

Top program: Indiana

Outlook: This one state that has traditionally been up near the top of a ranking like this. Like North Carolina, there is not only a sense of top-end prestige, but there is also a depth here that few can match with Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue to go with other solid mid-majors like Valparaiso, among others. The schools that seem to be holding back the state right now are Indiana and Purdue, two traditional powers that have been just average recently. Both have a chance to rectify that this season, but it's also possible that each coach could also be out of a job if things go poorly. That uncertainty knocks it back just a few pegs to the No. 4 spot.
Unofficial Valparaiso Men's Basketball 2015-16 Schedule--Inside VU Sports

Women's Basketball Releases Complete 2015-16 Schedule--valpoathletics.com
Brannen to participate in Coaches vs. Cancer reception--nkunorse.com

Women’s basketball announces first Horizon League slate--The Northerner

Friday, September 11, 2015

News On The Horizon 9/10/2015

A Look At The Key Non-Conference Opponents For Each MAC East Team Next Season--Mid-Major Madness
Ohio University Bobcats:

- 2014-2015 Record: MAC:(5-13), Overall: (10-20)

Key Out of Conference Match Ups:

November 14th vs Florida Gulf Coast
November 22nd vs Tulsa ( Ezybonds U.S. Virgin Island Paradise Jam)
December 12th at Cleveland State

Outlook: The Bobcats are coming off a down year in coach Saul Phillips first year a the head man in Athens. Ohio start their season hosting "Dunk City". Florida Gulf Coast beat the Bobcats last year in Athens and should pose a threat to sour the start to Ohio's season. In their next key match up the Bobcat's take on Tulsa in the Virgin Islands. Tulsa finished last year with a respectable record of 24-11. The Golden Hurricane should give the Bobcats all the can handle in St.Thomas. Lastly the Bobcats face the Cleveland State Vikings out of the Horizon league. This game will take place at Quicken Loans Arena the home of Cleveland's beloved Cavaliers.The Vikings will be hard to beat at home after posting a 12-3 record at home.

Metro & state: UDM's Juwan Howard Jr. to play in Spain--The Detroit Free Press
Howard Jr. Inks Deal With Spanish League Team--detroittitans.com

Sporting blitz--Oakland Post
Kampe reflects on trip to Spain--Oakland Post

Registration Now Open for 2015-16 Phoenix Phenoms--GreenBayPhoenix.com

Boo Davis Signs Pro Contract With KB Peja--uwmpanthers.com
Milwaukee Men’s Basketball To Hold Student Fantasy Camp--uwmpanthers.com

College Hoops Mailbag: Overseas trips, Texas under Shaka and sleepers--Eye On College Basketball
Q: Who could be this year's Northern Iowa or Murray State: a non-traditional power that has the talent/team to get a good seed? -- Jordan Kuehne

A: I'll have a preseason Cinderella list when we get closer to the season, but I'll give you two teams now that will definitely appear on it.

Valparaiso gave Maryland all that it could handle last season in the NCAA Tournament, and returns its entire rotation this season after Vashil Fernandez was granted a fifth season of eligibility by the NCAA. The return of Fernandez is massive, as he was the Horizon's Defensive Player of the Year last year and is one of the best returning shot-blockers in the nation. Beyond him, stretch-four Alec Peters returns to be their lead offensive weapon, as do Darien and Tevonn Walker in the backcourt. It's an experienced, defensive-based team that can really shoot, and those are the schools who can give the big boys issues come Tournament time. They went 28-6 last year, and it wouldn't be out of the question for them to win 30 games in 2015-16 and earn an at-large bid.
#67 Valparaiso Men's Basketball 2015-2016 Preview--College Sports Madness
Men’s basketball Horizon League schedule finalized--The Northerner
MBB Horizon League schedule, home game times finalized--nkunorse.com

Basketball season tickets available, Join the Uprising--nkunorse.com

WBB announces Horizon League schedule, sets tip times--nkunorse.com

Woods Named Associate Head Coach--wsuraiders.com

Men's Basketball's Second Annual Wine Taste Under Two Weeks Away--ysusports.com