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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

UWGB Phoenix's next championship starts in the preseason

WBAY · July 24, 2014 10:55AM

The UW-Green Bay Phoenix are in the midst of their summer program. Head coach Brian Wardle is stressing individual drills and offensive improvement. Defensive work will begin in earnest in the fall.

Tags: Green Bay - Men's Basketball

Kendrick Perry to play in Australia

WYTV · July 24, 2014 10:55AM

Former YSU basketball standout Kendrick Perry is heading to the professional ranks, but not the NBA.

The All Horizon League First-Teamer is heading overseas to the play for the Sydney Kings in Australia.

Tags: Youngstown State - Men's Basketball

Phoenix, Sykes Ready for More NBA Attention

WBAY · July 24, 2014 10:54AM

The UW-Green Bay Phoenix saw a drought of 18 years without a player drafted by an NBA team come to an end last month, when the Phoenix Suns picked Alec Brown in the 2nd round, 50th overall.

The wait could be much shorter for the next Phoenix player to be drafted.

Reigning Horizon League Player of the Year Keifer Sykes caught the attention of NBA scouts last season while they were on-hand to watch Brown.

Tags: Green Bay - Men's Basketball

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

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