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Cole cherishes time with James

Dayton Daily News · July 22, 2014 12:40PM

After enduring about 15 minutes of my questions about LeBron James – all of which he answered fully and politely and thoughtfully – Norris Cole finally had enough and showed that even guys who play the point can swat a shot.

“That’s a whole lot of LeBron questions, how about something on me?” the Miami Heat guard out of Dunbar High said with the thinnest of smiles as he looked out into a gym that not only was filled with grade school basketball players, but included his dad, Norris Sr. and, in the distance, four women, all of whom had taught or worked with him from his kindergarten days right through high school.

Tags: Cleveland State - Men's Basketball

Peters brings Valpo players to aid tornado-relief effort

Peoria Journal-Star · July 22, 2014 08:58AM

Alec Peters has wanted to give something back to his community since the tornado hit last fall. On Monday, he delivered and brought the rest of the Valparaiso men's basketball team along to help.

Tags: Valparaiso - Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball: Raiders make most of offseason

The Guardian · July 16, 2014 03:58PM

It may be the middle of July but that is not stopping the Wright State men’s basketball team from preparing for the 2014-15 season.

Tags: Wright State - Men's Basketball

Alec Brown hits the NBA

Winona Post · July 10, 2014 09:21PM

For Winona native Alec Brown and the rest of the college graduating class of 2014, the months following the spring walk across the stage into adulthood have been filled with finding a full-time job. Unlike most college graduates, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay alumnus Brown was recently drafted to the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA), as the 50th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

Tags: Green Bay - Men's Basketball

Phoenix Suns' Alec Brown: In the Fast Lane

Bright Side of the Sun · July 9, 2014 12:44PM

At the 2014 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns selected Alec Brown in the second round, pick number 50, out of UW-Green Bay.

The 7'1" 231-pound center came into the draft with a lot of things to improve on, as do most young, baby-faced prospects. Weight, strength, weight, and especially weight were out in front in terms of elements that are most critical in order for him to have a plausible chance at cracking an NBA rotation. Something that might allow him an opportunity in the league down the road? The kid can stroke it.

Tags: Green Bay - Men's Basketball

Working his way up

Tribune Chronicle · July 7, 2014 08:39AM

Kendrick Perry has dazzled Youngstown State University's basketball fans more than a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Walt Disney World.

The 6-foot shooting guard from Ocoee, Fla., grew up in the shadow of nearby Orlando and the Disney mecca. Now, Perry wants to mystify the mid-major doubters as he starts play today in Orlando Pro Summer League with his hometown Orlando Magic.

Tags: Youngstown State - Men's Basketball

VU's Drew has a day to remember at the Cell

Times of Northwest Indiana · July 6, 2014 09:05PM

Valparaiso University men's basketball coach Bryce Drew can take solace in knowing few, if any, major leaguers can hit a 23-foot shot at the buzzer to win an NCAA Tournament game.

"There you go. There you go," Drew said, nodding in agreement.

That should make his one-bounce ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's White Sox-Mariners game a bit easier on the ego.

Tags: Valparaiso - Men's Basketball

Top 10 Point Guards -- No. 9 Keifer Sykes

Mike DeCourcy, Sporting News · July 3, 2014 03:25PM

It is not easy for a player at a mid-major program to make an All-American sort of splash. Ask VanVleet, who had to guide his team to a perfect season to get there. Or ask Damian Lillard, who was brilliant two seasons ago — but was brilliant at Weber State, which can get you noticed by the NBA but doesn’t always make you a college hoops headliner.

Sykes has the advantage of playing in a higher-level conference, the Horizon League, and perhaps a field of point guards in which no one is a lock to be a high-major superstar. And Sykes is really, really good. How good? How about 32 points against Wisconsin?

Tags: Green Bay - Men's Basketball · Horizon League - Men's Basketball

Alec Brown Gears Up for the NBA Draft

GreenBayPhoenix.com · June 12, 2014 08:48AM

#HLMBB

Tags: Green Bay - Men's Basketball

Alec Brown Gears Up for the NBA Draft

WBAY · June 12, 2014 08:47AM

#HLMBB

Tags: Green Bay - Men's Basketball

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