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Eargle's next stop is Japan

Youngstown Vindicator · August 15, 2014 08:40AM

When Damian Eargle was growing up in Youngstown, he used to watch Japanese cartoons like “Dragon Ball Z,” “One Piece” and “Bleach” and tell his brothers, “One day I’m going to take you guys over there so we can see what it’s like.”

“It’s funny thinking back on that because now I get the chance,” Eargle said.

Eargle, a former standout with Youngstown State and Warren Harding, recently signed to play basketball with Aomori Watts of the Basketball Japan League, which plays from October to May.

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Tags: Youngstown State - Men's Basketball

Former Cleveland State standout Jon Harris signs contract to play professionally in Argentina

ClevelandStateHoops · August 13, 2014 09:11AM

Former Cleveland State men's basketball standout Jon Harris has signed a professional contract to play in Argentina for the Gimnasia Esgrima in Comodoro Rivadavia.

Harris, the Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year last season, will leave for Argentina on Aug. 19.

Tags: Cleveland State - Men's Basketball

Green Bay's Keifer Sykes throws down a windmill after lobbing an alley-oop to himself

College Basketball Talk -- NBCSports.com · August 13, 2014 09:07AM

During the season, college basketball fans saw Green Bay guard Keifer Sykes defy gravity to convert alley-oops like this one here from January in a Horizon League game against UIC.

Earlier this week at the CP3 Elite Guard Camp, the 5-foot-11 Sykes didn’t need a teammate to throw him an alley-oop.

Tags: Green Bay - Men's Basketball

Alec Brown hopes to play professional basketball in Spain

Winona Daily News · August 12, 2014 02:53PM

Winona native Alec Brown hopes to play for a professional team in Spain once he fully recovers from shoulder surgery.

Brown signed with Obradoiro — also known as Rio Natura Monbus — before he was selected with the 50th pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. The contract had a clause, he said, that allowed him to play in the NBA if he was given the opportunity.

Tags: Green Bay - Men's Basketball

Detroit Mercy appreciates chance to play Michigan in Legends Classic

Detroit Free Press · August 7, 2014 11:32AM

Michigan will face a rare, but nearby, opponent early in its nonconference basketball season.

ESPN today revealed the early-round Legends Classic matchups, and U-M will host Detroit Mercy on Nov. 20 at the Crisler Center, playing the Titans for just the second time since 1999.

Tags: Detroit - Men's Basketball

Oakland men facing another tough schedule in 2014-15

Oakland Press · August 7, 2014 09:48AM

Greg Kampe doesn’t like to back away from a challenge and this upcoming season will be no different.

Known for producing one of the toughest college basketball schedule’s from start-to-finish, Kampe and the Oakland men’s basketball program will be well tested again in the 2014-15 season.

Tags: Oakland - Men's Basketball

Detroit Mercy coach Ray McCallum will use trip to Canada to assess talent

Detroit Free-Press · August 5, 2014 09:40AM

University of Detroit Mercy men’s basketball coach Ray McCallum will use a trip to Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia to find out what kind of talent he has surrounding All-Horizon League player of the year candidate Juwan Howard Jr.

Tags: Detroit - Men's Basketball

Panthers Join American Cancer Society For Milwaukee Charity Walk

UWMPanthers.com · August 1, 2014 08:27AM

Head coach Rob Jeter of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's basketball team and a few of his players joined Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for the American Cancer Society's "Suits & Sneakers Walk" Wednesday in downtown Milwaukee.

Tags: Milwaukee - Men's Basketball

University of Detroit-Mercy's Ray McCallum Jr. shines in NBA Las Vegas Summer League

Mlive.com · July 30, 2014 01:46PM

Ray McCallum Jr. scored more than 20 points in three of the Sacramento Kings’ final nine games last season.

His performance in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League might be an indication that wasn’t a fluke.

Tags: Detroit - Men's Basketball

UIC Basketball to Participate in First Ever Foreign Tour

UICFlames.com · July 30, 2014 01:29PM

The UIC men’s basketball team will take part in its first ever foreign tour this summer with a seven-day trip to Canada spanning from Aug. 12-19.  The Flames will begin their travels in Ottawa and finish in Toronto, while playing five games against Canadian university teams.

Tags: UIC - Men's Basketball

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