Wednesday, January 13, 2016

News On The Horizon 1/13/2016

Ranking Top 100 (and 1) college hoops players for first 2 months--Eye On College Basketball
81. Alec Peters | F | Valparaiso (PR: NR): Peters was another one of the final players I left off of last month's list. Since then, he's been nothing short of remarkable. On the season, the Crusaders' stretch-four is averaging 17.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field, 43 percent from beyond the 3-point line, and 88.5 percent from the free-throw line. If that seems pretty outrageous, that's because it is.

In the previous 20 seasons preceding this one, there have only been seven players to average 17 points with a shooting slash-line of 50/40/88. This year, Peters is one of four players along with Buddy Hield, Isaiah Miles and Zeek Woodley to be on pace to do this. It's also worth noting that Peters is only the second player listed at 6-foot-9 or taller in those 20 years to have either accomplished this or be on pace to do so.

Obviously, shooting percentages tend to go down as seasons progress because of team familiarity in league play. But that's the kind of air that we're in with Peters right now. And that's what makes him so incredibly valuable even in the Horizon League.
21. Kay Felder | G | Oakland (PR: 64): Our own Gary Parrish wrote about Felder's story, recruitment, and improvement. He's genuinely put himself on the map with NBA scouts this season, which is one heck of an accomplishment given his 5-9 frame.

Sullivan | Graduate transfers earn their freedom--Louisville Courier-Journal
Pitino: Louisville struggling with execution--Louisville Courier-Journal
Graduate transfers Damion Lee (16.6 points per game) and Trey Lewis (13.4) were a big reason for that. The two guards lead Louisville in nearly every offensive category, and U of L saw on Sunday what it looks like when they struggle. They were 5-of-31 from the field at Clemson, and the entire offense lagged with them, with the exception of Chinanu Onuaku.
MSU's Forbes out to atone for poor game vs. Iowa--The Detroit Free Press
CSU to Host "Viking Voyage" to Youngstown State on Feb.
Vikings Return to Action at Wright State on Thursday

University of Detroit hoops could help close The Joe--The Detroit News
Time to pick a side - #OUwho or #NoMercy as Metro Series Rivalry this weekend--WXYZ

Detroit Opens Homestand With League-Unbeaten Wright

Horizon League Men’s Basketball: By The Numbers, Week of Jan. 10--Press Row Sports
Unplanned encounter lands Palombizio at Oakland University--Oakland Post

Freshman guard living up to high expectations--Oakland Post

Green Bay Set to Visit UIC, Valparaiso in Another Road

Green Bay Welcomes Valparaiso, UIC for League

Milwaukee Basketball Teams Host Special Olympics

Tevonn Walker heating up as Valparaiso meets Milwaukee for first place--The Post-Tribune
High-flying Walker brings energy to the Crusaders--The NWI Times
Crusader Men Return Home, Host
Youngstown State provides next test for

@NKUNorseWBB heads to Oakland for League

Raider open five-game home stand against Cleveland State--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Cleveland State at Wright State--Dayton Daily News

Stingy defense boosts Wright State women--Dayton Daily News

Young Penguins can win in 2016--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU Looks for Consistency Against the Norse--The Jambar
Men's Basketball Visits Northern Kentucky

YSU Women Start Three-Game Road Swing at Cleveland State on

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