Friday, July 21, 2017

News On The Horizon 7/21/2017

10 Transfers Fresh Off Sitting Out a Year Ready to Impact Their New Teams--CBB Central
#6. Kameron Chatman-Detroit

Some outlets had Chatman as a 5-star prospect coming out of high school. While he didn’t live up to that hype in his two seasons at Michigan, he will get a chance to redeem himself the next 2 years, and that’s bad news for the rest of the Horizon League. Chatman is a beast of a wing who struggled with his jump shot while with the Wolverines. However, with a redshirt year to improve his game and the drop in competition level, Chatman should be able to to impose his will off the bounce and in the post. If the shooting has improved, Chatman is one of the most talented players in the Horizon League.

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#1 Kendrick Nunn-Oakland

Oakland won 25 games last season and brings back 4 starters. That would be scary enough for most teams. However, Greg Kampe’s squad adds Nunn to the mix too, an extremely talented guard who scored over 15 ppg at Illinois before being kicked off the team. Nunn is one of the best players in all of mid-major basketball, and elite scorer who can get buckets from anywhere on the court. His strength and size allow him to be an excellent defender as well, and Kampe mentioned in an interview on the Marching to Madness podcast with Blake Lovell and Ken Cross that Nunn is getting already getting looks from NBA teams. Nunn may be the piece that helps Oakland put their recent Horizon League Tournament struggles behind them and get the Golden Grizzlies back to the NCAA Tournament.
10 More To Watch
#TitanTop10 - Men's Basketball Roars Past Oakland in Comeback Road Win--detroittitans.com

Women's Basketball Releases Competitive Non-Conference Slate--detroittitans.com
DORSEY-WALKER SIGNS PRO CONTRACT WITH ZWOLLE--goldengrizzlies.com
Dikembe Dixson is your new favorite player--Mid-Major Madness
Former UIC basketball coach Howard Moore says uncle shot and killed on South Side--Chicago Tribune

Flames Volunteer at Chicago Half Marathon--uicflames.com
FIVE JAGS SELECTED TO NABC HONORS COURT--iupuijags.com
Green Bay Earns Top Spot on WBCA Academic Top 25--greenbayphoenix.com
UW-Milwaukee coach Patrick Baldwin adds Terrance McGee, Paris Parham as assistants--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Paris Parham Joins Panthers As Assistant Coach--mkepanthers.com
Terrance McGee Joins Milwaukee Coaching Staff--mkepanthers.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

News On The Horizon 7/19/2017

College notes: Q&A with Detroit Mercy AD Robert Vowels--Detroit News
Daunting Non-Conference Schedule Awaits Men’s Basketball--detroittitans.com

#TitanTop10 - Reynolds Finishes Standout, Record-Breaking Career--detroittitans.com
SPORTS BRIEFS: Little to play pro ball in Greece, NDP hires new coach--Oakland Press
UIC names Garrett Klassy as new athletic director--Chicago Tribune
2018 recruiting update: July evaluation period--Phear The Phoenix
The Basketball Tournament 2017: Always A Brave and Few Good Men advance to Brooklyn--Mid-Major Madness
Banner Boys no match for Scarlet & Gray

Scarlet & Gray advanced with a 72-58 win, despite committing 19 turnovers against a pesky Banner Boys team. Jon Diebler led all scorers with 21 points, while Miles McKay paced the Milwaukee alumni with 14. In terms of names you might remember, Jared Sullinger had four points, eight rebounds, and six assists, and Craft had seven points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Banner Boys never led, as Scarlet & Gray used an early 10-0 run to take control.
Pair Of Panthers Named To NABC Honors Court--mkepanthers.com
Kids Club Membership Registration Now Open--nkunorse.com

Monday, July 17, 2017

News On The Horizon 7/17/17

The Basketball Tournament 2017: Bradley alumni win a thriller, Majerus SLU Crew advances, and more--Mid-Major Madness
Banner Boys come from behind to advance

The Milwaukee alumni also faced a tough challenge in their first-round contest, sneaking by the Jackson Tennessee Underdawgs, 61-59. Ronald Davis hit the game winner for Banner Boys, corralling a blocked shot and converting with just over a second to play. Davis finished with 13, while Dylan Page had a team-high 16 points to go with 11 rebounds. Jeremy Weddle led all scorers, posting 19 points for the Underdawgs on 7-12 shooting. Banner Boys advances to face Scarlet & Gray, the Ohio State alumni team, on Sunday.
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Trust leads Calhoun brothers to success--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Sunday, July 9, 2017

News On The Horizon 7/9/2017

College notes: Q&A with CMU AD Michael Alford--Detroit News
■ There’s still no definitive word from Detroit Mercy whether Jaleel Hogan will be on the basketball team this fall. He tweeted out a while ago that he was leaving, but that tweet was quickly deleted. The 6-foot-7, 260-pound forward would be a big loss for a young team. He led the Titans, averaging 15.2 points.

* Former Oakland basketball player Ryan Hoover has joined the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks as vice president of global scouting. He comes from the Pistons, where he was director of corporate partnerships and contributed on TV and radio broadcasts.
There Is No Cleveland State-Youngstown State Rivalry. And There May Never Be.--Campus Pressbox
Ill will over, WMU and UDM renew hoops rivalry--Detroit News
Basketball Coaches to Speak at Titan Luncheon on July 18--detroittitans.com
Ray McCallum To Play In NBA Summer League With Houston Rockets--detroittitans.com
Just The Start For Corey Allen--detroittitans.com
Transfer Kendrick Nunn helps stoke very high expectations at Oakland--Detroit News
IUPUI NAMES MATT BRINGMAN TO COACHING STAFF--iupuijags.com
Brown, McKinnie playing in NBA Las Vegas Summer League--Phear The Phoenix
New Celtic Hayward had success against UW-Milwaukee at Butler--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Coach Baldwin On “Marching To Madness” Podcast--mkepanthers.com

Monday, July 3, 2017

News On The Horizon 7/3/2017

The Horizon League picks IUPUI to replace Valpo and might add more teams in future--CBS Sports
IUPUI to become Horizon League’s 10th member--College Basketball Talk
NBA Summer League 2017: All the mid-major players to make the cut--Mid-Major Madness
With the NBA Draft now in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to 2017 NBA Summer League, as dozens of players battle it out in Orlando, Utah, and Las Vegas to try and earn their way onto NBA rosters.

It all starts on July 1 in Orlando and continues through the 17th. Over the next few days, all 30 NBA teams will release their rosters, and most will include at least a couple mid-major alumni.

We’ll track them all for you right there.
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Los Angeles Lakers:

Alec Brown — Green Bay
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Portland Trail Blazers:

Keith Benson — Oakland
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Toronto Raptors:

Alfonzo McKinnie — Green Bay
Dawkins Surprises NBA Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green at Press Conference--csuvikings.com
Algevon Eichelberger Joins Cleveland State Basketball Program--csuvikings.com

Local Transfer Marquia Turner to Join Women’s Basketball Program--csuvikings.com
Men’s Basketball Camps Welcome Over 1,400 Kids--detroittitans.com
Another Highly Successful Camp for Special Needs Players Rocks Calihan Hall--detroittitans.com

Titans Put 77 On Horizon League Spring Academic Honor Roll--detroittitans.com
Ranking Syracuse basketball’s non-conference games, from 1 to 13--Syracuse Basketball
11. Oakland Golden Grizzlies, November 20

Oakland was 25-9 last season, and nearly made it to the NIT quarterfinals (hey, samesies!). They’ll be a tougher test than many of the teams listed above them here, so it’s probably worth reading up on the Grizzlies a bit more than your average “lesser” non-conference foe.
IUPUI joins Horizon, may fight Detroit for tourneys--Detroit News
Oakland AD Jeff Konya gets extension, big raise--Detroit News
Oakland gives AD Jeff Konya a new 5-year deal--Oakland Press
Men’s basketball welcomes new assistant coach--Oakland Post
Flames Place Record 79 On Horizon League Honor Roll--uicflames.com
IUPUI will compete in Horizon League beginning this school year--The Indy Star
EXCITEMENT MARKS THE DAY AS JAGS MOVE TO HORIZON LEAGUE--iupuijags.com
IUPUI TO JOIN THE HORIZON LEAGUE--iupuijags.com
News and Notes: IUPUI joins Horizon, Carlos Curtis visits, and more--Phear The Phoenix
REGISTER TODAY: Men's Basketball Golf Outing on August 7 at Thornberry Creek--greenbayphoenix.com
Billy Donlon is the Right Fit for Northwestern--BT Powerhouse
Nearly a year ago, Northwestern was in the same place. Milwaukee had an open coaching job and Pat Baldwin got the call to see if he would be interested. Ultimately, LaVall Jordan would leave his job at the University of Michigan to take the job.

A year later and Milwaukee was in the same place again. LaVall Jordan was leaving Milwaukee to take the head coaching job at his Alma mater, Butler, after Chris Holtmann’s departure for the head coaching job at Ohio State.

This time, Pat Baldwin was linked with the job almost immediately. After another year of being an assistant coach under his belt, and playing an important role in Northwestern’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in program history, his name was linked to the job again.

This time, Northwestern knew it was inevitable. After a historic career at Northwestern as a player and as a coach, it was time for Pat Baldwin to take his first head coaching job.

Any time an assistant coach receives the opportunity to become a head coach for the first time and it is the right fit for them, it is exciting. Chris Collins had the opportunity to help Pat Baldwin strengthen his coaching experience and continue to build his resume in order to become a head coach.

Northwestern basketball wouldn’t be where it is today without the help of Pat Baldwin. He played an important role in the development of the backcourt, including Bryant McIntosh, Scottie Lindsey and Vic Law.
Nothing makes sense anymore: Part One--PantherU
Nothing makes sense anymore: Part Two--PantherU
Matt Tiby To Continue Professional Career In Belgium--mkepanthers.com

Milwaukee Places 103 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic Honor Roll--mkepanthers.com

Kira Carter Joins Women’s Basketball Staff--mkepanthers.com
Hammink Inks Professional Contract With Bilbao Basket--valpoathletics.com
Norse land 96 on Horizon League Spring Honor Roll--nkunorse.com
Former Wright State coach Donlon changing jobs again--Dayton Daily News
Horizon League votes to accept IUPUI as member--Dayton Daily News
New schedule makes dollars, sense--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
Warm welcome--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Weighting for wins--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

Davidson returns to Penguins--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle
YSU Women’s Basketball Program to Host Annual Golf Outing on Aug. 26--ysusports.com
IUPUI to Join Horizon League--The Horizon League