Tuesday, May 29, 2012

NEC/America East in Talks for Possible realignment

According to several sources, The America East Conference looking to add schools. Schools on Am. East Radar include Northeast Conference Schools.....Bryant,Central Conn. St. and Monmouth. Other Schools in the mix include, Fordham,Delaware St., NJIT. Stay tuned for more on this possible moves throughout Summer.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mid-American Conference 2012-2013 Commitments

Updated List of Mid-American Conference 2012-2013 Team by Team Commitments......

Akron(3)- Carmelo Betancourt,G,5-11 Somerset,NJ (CJEOTO Academy)
Reggie McAdams,F,6-6 Elida (Ohio) HS. Ranked #5 in State
Jake Kretzer,F,6-6 Waverly (Ohio) HS. Ranked #26 in State

Ball St.(4)- Marcus Posley,G,6-1 Winnebago (Ill.) HS.
Michael Ramey,G,6-5 Indianapolis,Ind. (Southport HS.) Ranked #17 in State
Bo Calhoun,F,6-6 South Bend,Ind. (Washington HS.) Ranked #19 in State
Mading Thok,C,7-0 Boyden,Iowa (Western Christian HS.) Ranked #6 in State

Bowling Green(2)- Spencer Parker,F,6-6 Waynesboro,Va. (Fishburne Military Academy)
Richaun Holmes,C,6-8 Moraine Valley (Ill.) CC

Buffalo(2)- Jarryn Skeete,G,6-3 Brampton,Ontario (Bridgton Academy) Ranked #9 in State
Stan Weir,G,6-3 Buffalo,NY (East Aurora HS.) Ranked #12 in State

Central Michigan(3)- Derrick Richardson,G,6-3 Ypsilanti (Mich.) HS.
John Simons,F,6-8 Cadillac (Mich.) HS. Ranked #13 in State
Kyle Francis,C,6-9 Lon Morris (TX) JC

Eastern Michigan(3)- Ray Lee,G,6-4 Romulus (Mich.) HS. Ranked #5 in State
Jalen Ross,G,5-11 Greensboro,NC (Greensboro Day School)
James Still,C,6-10 Detroit,Mich. (Ford HS.)

Kent St.(6)- Khaliq Spicer,C,6-9 Dearborn Heights,Mich. (Robichaud HS.) Ranked #8 in State
Chris Ortiz,F,6-7 Brooklyn,NY (South Kent School)
Kellon Thomas,G,5-11 Indianapolis,Ind. (Southport HS.) Ranked #30 in State
Darren Goodson,F,6-5 Pensacola (Fla.)JC
Melvin Tabb,F,6-8 Midland (TX)JC
Richard Smith,F,6-7 Chester,Va. (Chesterfield Community HS.)

Miami,Ohio(1)- Geovonie McKnight,G,6-3 Middletown (Ohio) HS. Ranked #11 in State

Northern Illinois(5)- Sam Mader,F,6-9 Appleton,Wis. (East HS.) Ranked #10 in State
Darrell Bowie,F,6-6 Wauwatosa,Wis. (La Jolla Prep) Ranked #12 in State
Mike Davis,G,6-2 Garfield Heights (Ohio) HS. Ranked #22 in State
Akeem Springs,G,6-3 Waukegan (Ill.)HS Ranked #25 in State
Travon Baker,G,6-2 Detroit,Mich. (Consortium College Prep)
Daveon Balls,G,6-1 Indianapolis,Ind. (Lawrence North HS.)

Ohio U.(2)- Travis Wilkins,G,6-3 Snow (Utah) JC
Caris LeVert,G,6-4 Pickerington (Ohio) HS.

Toledo(3)- Nathan Boothe,C,6-9 Gurnee,Ill. (Warren Township HS.) Ranked #18 in State
Josh Lemons,G,6-0 Cincinnati,Ohio (LaSalle HS.)
Aubrey Williams,F,6-7 Bowie,MD (IMG Academy)

Western Michigan(7)- Taylor Perry,F,6-4 Rochester (Mich.) HS. Ranked #9 in State
A.J. Avery,F,6-6 Chicago,Ill. (St.Rita HS.) Ranked #18 in State
Kellen McCormick,F,6-8 West Bloomfield,Mich. (Notre Dame Prep School) Ranked #11 in State
Jared Klein,G,6-1 Otsego (Mich.) HS. Ranked #14 in State
Charles Harris,G,6-4 Antioch,Ill. (Lake Forest Academy)
Darius Paul,F,6-7 Gurnee,Ill. (Warren Township HS.)

Impact Newcomer:
Nathan Boothe (Toledo)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012-2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Coaching Changes

Here is an Updated List of NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Coaching Changes....

School (Previous Coach) New Coach
• Air Force - (Jeff Reynolds) - Dave Pilipovich
• Binghamton - (Mark Macon)
• Brown - (Jesse Agel)
• Canisius - (Tom Parrotta) Jim Baron
• Central Michigan - (Ernie Zeigler) Keno Davis
• College of Charleston - (Bobby Cremins) Doug Wojcik
• Colorado State - (Tim Miles) Larry Eustachy
• Duquesne - (Ron Everhart) Jim Ferry
• Eastern Illinois - (Mike Miller) Jay Spoonhour
• Florida Int'l (Isaiah Thomas) Richard Pitino
• Grambling (Bobby Washington) Joseph Price
• Idaho St. - (Joe O'Brien) Bill Evans
• Illinois - (Bruce Weber) John Groce
• Illinois State - (Tim Jankovich)
• Kansas State - (Frank Martin) Bruce Weber
• LIU - (Jim Ferry) Jack Perri
• LSU - (Trent Johnson) Johnny Jones
• Miami (OH) - (Charlie Coles) John Cooper
• Mississippi St. - (Rick Stansbury) Rick Ray
• Mississippi Valley - (Sean Woods)
• Morehead State - (Donnie Tyndall) Sean Woods
• Mt. St. Mary's - (Robert Burke) Jamion Christian
• Nebraska - (Doc Sadler) Tim Miles
• North Carolina A&T - (Jerry Eaves) Cy Alexander
• North Texas (Johnny Jones) Tony Benford
• Northern Arizona - (Mike Adras) Jack Murphy
• Ohio - (John Groce) - Jim Christian
• Rhode Island - (Jim Baron) - Danny Hurley
• Samford - (Jimmy Tillette) Benny Seltzer
• SMU - (Matt Doherty) Larry Brown
• South Carolina - (Darrin Horn) Frank Martin
• Southern Illinois - (Chris Lowery) Barry Hinson
• Southern Miss - (Larry Eustachy) Donnie Tyndall
• Southern Utah - (Roger Reid) Nick Robinson
• St. Francis (PA) - (Don Friday) Rob Krimmel
• TCU - (Jim Christian) Trent Johnson
• Tennessee State - (John Cooper) Travis Williams
• Tulsa - (Doug Wojcik) Danny Manning
• UAB - (Mike Davis) Jerrod Haase
• UNC-Greensboro - (Mike Dement) Wes Miller
• Virginia Tech - (Seth Greenburg)
• Wagner - (Danny Hurley) Bashir Mason
• Western Kentucky - (Ken McDonald) Ray Harper
• Winthrop - (Randy Peele) Pat Kelsey

NCAA Teams on the move for 2012-2013

Here is an updated list of Teams switching Conferences for 2012-2013 Season...

TeamFrom (2011-12)To (2012-13)
BelmontAtlantic SunOhio Valley
DenverSun BeltWAC
Fresno StateWACMountain West
Hawai'iWACBig West
LongwoodIndependentBig South
MissouriBig 12SEC
Nebraska-OmahaDivision IISummit League (transitional, ineligible for conference title)
NevadaWACMountain West
North Dakota Great WestBig Sky
Northern KentuckyDivision IIAtlantic Sun (transitional, ineligble for conference title)
Oral RobertsSummit LeagueSouthland
Southern UtahSummit LeagueBig Sky
Texas A&MBig 12SEC
UT ArlingtonSouthlandWAC
TCUMountain WestBig 12
UT San AntonioSouthlandWAC
Texas StateSouthlandWAC
West VirginiaBig EastBig 12 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mt. St.Mary's Mountaineers NEW Head Coach Jamion Christian Hot on the 2013-2014 Recruiting Trail

New Mt.St.Mary's Men's Basketball Coach Jamion Christian HOT on 2013-2014 recruiting trail, offering up Several OFFERS to Highly Regarded Talent. Jamion's squad looks to crack the NEC Top 5 in 2012-2013 campaign.

2013-2014 Offers:
Jarod Williams,G,6-2 Danville,VA (Blue Ridge School)
Gregory Alexander,G,6-4 Hampton,VA (Kecoughtan HS.)
Malique Trent,G,6-2 Portsmouth,VA (Norcom HS.)
Nick Griffin,G,6-2 Rockville,MD (Magruder HS.)
Stephan Jiggetts,G,6-1 Forestville,MD (Bishop McNamara HS.)
Donovan Gilmore,F,6-7 Greensboro,NC (Dudley HS.)

Video For Donovan Gilmore....

2012-2013 Northeast Conference Early Season Predictions

2012-2013 Northeast Conference Early Season Predictions, MVP Prediction and Newcomer of Year Predictions!!

NEC Top 5
1. Long Island Blackbirds
2. Wagner Seahawks
3. Robert Morris Colonials
4. Mount Saint Mary's Mountaineers
5. Quinnipiac Bobcats

Alex Francis (Bryant Univ.)

Newcomer of Year
Rashad Whack (Mt.St.Mary's)

Northeast Conference Men's Basketball 2012-2013 Team by Team preseason preview..

Bryant Bulldogs(2-28,1-17):
Key Returnees:
Alex Francis,F,6-6/Jr. 17.0ppg, 7.4rpg.
Frankie Dobbs,G,6-3/Sr. 13.3ppg, 4.6apg.
Corey Maynard,G,6-3/Jr. 11.4ppg, 3.5apg.
Raphael Jordan,G,6-1/Sr. 7.1ppg., 3.1rpg.
Key Newcomers:
Curtis Oakley,G,6-4/Fr.
Andrew Scocca,G,5-8/Fr.

CCSU Blue Devils(13-16,10-8):
Key Returnees:
Kyle Vinales,G,6-1/So. 17.9ppg, 3.6apg, 38.6 3-pt.%
Joe Efese,F,6-6/Sr. 3.9ppg,3.9rpg.
Key Newcomers:
Brandon Peel,F,6-6/Fr.
Khalen Cumberlander,G,6-3

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights(3-26,2-16):
Key Returnees:
Melquan Bolding,G,6-3/Sr. 15.1ppg, 3.0rpg.
Lonnie Hayes,G,6-0/Sr. 13.0ppg, 3.3rpg
Kinu Rochford,F,6-6/Sr. 9.3ppg, 6.8rpg
Key Newcomers:
Kyle Pearson,F,6-5/Fr.
Mustafaa Jones,G,6-3/Jr. (Transfer/Hartford)
Yves Jules,G,6-0/Jr. (Transfer/Hofstra)

Long Island Blackbirds(25-9,16-2):
Key Returnees:
Jamal Olasewere,F,6-7/Sr.  16.9ppg, 7.5rpg 
C.J. Garner,G,5-10/Sr.  12.6ppg, 2.5rpg
Jason Brickman,G,5-10/Jr. 9.6ppg, 2.6rpg
Kenny Onyechi,F,6-7/Sr.  5.3ppg, 3.3rpg
Julian Boyd, F,6-7/Sr. 17.4ppg, 9.3rpg
Key Newcomers:
Taurean Waller-Prince,F,6-7/Fr.

Monmouth Hawks(12-20,10-8):
Key Returnees:
Dion Nesmith,G,6-0/Sr.  8.8ppg, 3.1rpg,38.4 3-pt.%
Andrew Nicholas,G,6-6/So.  8.8ppg, 2.6rpg
Jesse Steele,G,5-8/Sr.  12.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 35.0 3-pt.%
Ed Waite,F/G, 6-3/Sr.  7.1ppg, 5.4rpg
Marcus Ware,F,6-8/Sr.  6.4ppg, 3.9rpg
Key Newcomers:
Jalen Wesson-Palm,G,5-10/Fr.
Tyrone O'Garro,F,6-6/Fr.

Mount Saint Mary's Mountaineers(8-21,6-12):
Key Returnees:
Raven Barber,F,6-8/Sr.  9.2ppg,4.5rpg
Josh Castellanos,G,6-1/Jr.  8.1ppg,2.1rpg,4.6apg
Kristijan Krajina,F,6-9/Jr.  5.3ppg, 3.9rpg
Julian Norfleet,G,6-2/Jr.  13.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.3apg
Kelvin Parker,G/F,6-3/So.  9.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 35.8 3-pt.%
Key Newcomers:
Taylor Danaher,C,6-10/Fr. (Redshirt)
Rashad Whack,G,6-2/Jr. (Transfer/George Mason)
Sam Prescott,G,6-3/Jr. (Transfer/Marist)
Christian Crockett,F,6-6/Fr.
Melvin Gregory,F,6-7/Fr.

Quinnipiac Bobcats(18-14,10-8):
Key Returnees:
Dave Johnson,G,5-10/Sr.  8.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.7apg
Ike Azotam,F,6-7/Jr.  15.8ppg, 9.5rpg
Jamee Jackson,F,6-7/Sr.  8.4ppg, 5.1rpg
Garvey Young,G,6-5/Sr. 5.9ppg, 3.8rpg
Key Newcomers:
Tariq Carey,G,6-2/Fr.

Robert Morris Colonials(26-11,13-5):
Key Returnees:
Velton Jones,G,6-0/Sr.  16.0ppg, 2.8rpg
Coron Williams,G,6-2/Jr.  10.8ppg, 41.0 3-pt.%
Russell Johnson,F,6-6/Sr.  8.5ppg, 5.7rpg
Lucky Jones,G/F,6-5/So.  8.5ppg, 6.1rpg
Mike McFadden,F,6-8/Jr.  8.4ppg, 4.3rpg
Key Newcomers:
Karvel Anderson,G,6-2/Jr.
Stephen Hawkins,C,6-10/Fr.

Sacred Heart Pioneers(14-18,8-10)
Key Returnees:
Shane Gibson,G,6-2/Sr.  22.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 43.3 3-pt.%
Justin Swidowski,F,6-9/Sr.  11.1ppg, 5.3rpg
Chris Evans,G,6-3/Jr.  8.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.3apg
Louis Montes,G/F,6-4/Jr.  7.8ppg, 5.1rpg
Key Newcomers:
Tevin Falzone,F,6-7/Fr.

St.Francis(NY) Terriers(15-15,12-6)
Key Returnees:
Ben Mockford,G,6-2/Jr. 11.8ppg, 34.6 3-pt.%
Akeem Johnson,F,6-6/Sr. 11.3ppg, 5.1rpg
Travis Nichols,F,6-4/Sr. 9.3ppg, 4.2rpg
Jalen Cannon,F,6-6/So.  8.0ppg, 8.8rpg
Key Newcomers:
Aleks Isailovic,G,6-4/Jr. (JC Transfer)

St.Francis(PA) Red Flash(6-23,5-13)
Key Returnees:
Umar Shannon,G,5-11/Jr. (Redshirt)
Anthony Ervin,G,6-4/Sr.  11.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 37.6 3-pt.%
Scott Eatherton,F,6-8/Jr.  14.0ppg, 7.0rpg.
Stephon Whyatt,G,6-1/So.  7.2ppg, 33.0 3-pt.%
Key Newcomers:
Greg Brown,G,6-2/Fr.
Aric Gresko,G,6-0/Fr. (Redshirt)
Ronnie Drinnon,F,6-7/Fr.

Wagner Seahawks(25-6,15-3)
Key Returnees:
Latif Rivers,G,6-1/Jr.  14.6ppg, 35.1 3-pt.%
Jonathon Williams,G,6-6/Sr.  13.4ppg, 5.0rpg
Kenneth Ortiz,G,6-0/Jr.  8.1ppg, 4.5rpg
Key Newcomers:
Dwaun Anderson,G,6-4/So. (Transfer/Michigan St.)
Eric Fanning,G/F,6-6/Fr.
Bruce Brittingham,G,6-0/Fr.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mount Saint Mary's Men's Basketball picks up another offer for 2013-2014

Jamion Christian and Mt. St.Mary's Men's basketball throws out another offer to a local product.
Stephen Jiggetts a 6-2 Guard from Forestville,MD (Bishop McNamara HS.). Jiggetts has also received Offers from former Mount standout Cliff Warren @ Jacksonville. Others showing interest to Jiggetts include: DePaul, East Carolina, Illinois, Kennesaw St., North Florida, Quinnipiac, Radford and Yale. Looks like loads of talent in the DMV for 2012-2013 Highschool season.