High School Basketball – Sneer http://sneer.org/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 07:47:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sneer.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/sneer-icon-150x150.png High School Basketball – Sneer http://sneer.org/ 32 32 High School Girls Basketball: Parkway Claims Victory on Day Three of Battle on the Hardwood Classic https://sneer.org/high-school-girls-basketball-parkway-claims-victory-on-day-three-of-battle-on-the-hardwood-classic/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 07:23:35 +0000 https://sneer.org/high-school-girls-basketball-parkway-claims-victory-on-day-three-of-battle-on-the-hardwood-classic/

Host Parkway Lady Panthers defeated LaGrange 52-29 on Friday night in the final match of Day 3 of the Battle of the Hardwood Classic.

The game was tied at 15 after the first quarter, then Parkway took control in the second, beating the Lady Gators 12-2 for a 27-17 halftime lead.

Parkway junior Chloe Larry scored 19 points. The Lady Panthers take on Warren Easton at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the final day of the four-day event.

Elsewhere in Friday’s battle, Benton fell to 2021-22 Class 3A State Champion Wossman 40-21.

The Lady Tigers (1-2) trailed 23-6 and then faced the much larger Lady Wildcats virtually even in the second half.

Marissa Schoth led Benton with 10 points.

Benton will face Brusly at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the final match of the event.

The Haughton Lady Bucs fell to Ruston 51-44 in the Saline Tournament.

Sara White led Haughton (2-1) with 21 points. The Lady Bucs host Minden at 6 p.m. Monday.

Here is Saturday’s schedule for the Battle on the Hardwood Classic.

Main Gym

Bossier vs. Haynesville, 9 a.m.,

Parkway vs. Warren Easton, 10:30 a.m.

LaGrange vs. Huntington, noon

Benton vs. Brusly, 1:30

Auxiliary gymnasium

Delhi vs. Captain Shreve, 10:30 a.m.

Haynesville vs. Southwood, noon

High School Girls’ Basketball: Strong group ready to compete in Battle on the Hardwood Classic at Parkway https://sneer.org/high-school-girls-basketball-strong-group-ready-to-compete-in-battle-on-the-hardwood-classic-at-parkway/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 19:35:20 +0000 https://sneer.org/high-school-girls-basketball-strong-group-ready-to-compete-in-battle-on-the-hardwood-classic-at-parkway/

The annual Battle on the Hardwood Classic begins Wednesday at Parkway with another very strong field competing over four days.

Eighteen teams participate. Twenty-three matches are scheduled at the Main and Auxiliary Gyms.

Two 2021-22 state champions and two state runners-up are competing.

Wossman won the Class 3A title last season and Northwood-Lena won the Class 1A championship.

Parkway was the Class 5A runner-up and Warren Easton was the Class 4A runner-up.

Parkway features recent LSU signee Mikaylah Williams, named Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Miss Basketball and Class 5A All-State Top Player.

Wossman’s D’Naya Ross and Northwood-Lena’s Na’kiyah Allen were first-team All-State selections last season.

Parkway has all five starters on the team that lost to Ponchatoula 80-79 in double overtime in the Class 5A state championship game. It was one of only two losses last season and the only one against a team from Louisiana.

Parkway plays LaGrange at 8 p.m. Friday and Warren Easton at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Airline, Benton, Bossier and Plain Dealing also compete.

The airline opens the tournament against Delhi at 4 p.m. Wednesday, then returns to play against Homer at 7 a.m. The Lady Vikings take on Northwood-Lena at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Benton faces Woodlawn at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Wossman at 5 a.m. Friday and Brusly at 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Bossier plays Plain Dealing at 4 Wednesday, Natchitoches Central at 5 Thursday and Haynesville at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Plain Dealing also plays in Delhi at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Battle on the Hardwood Classic

On the walk


Main gymnasium

Airline against Delhi, 4

Wossman vs. Natchitoches Central, 5:30 a.m.

Mansfield v Haynesville, 7

Auxiliary gymnasium

Bossier vs. Plain Dealing, 4

Airline vs. Homer, 7


Main gymnasium

Benton vs. Woodlawn, 3:30

Airline vs. Northwood-Lena, 5

Homer vs. Captain Shreve, 6:30 a.m.

Wossman vs. Warren Easton, 8

Auxiliary gymnasium

Natchitoches Central vs. Bossier, 5


Main gymnasium

Captain Shreve vs. Northwood-Lena, 3:30

Benton vs. Wossman, 5

Huntington vs. Warren Easton, 6:30 a.m.

Parkway vs. LaGrange, 8

Auxiliary gymnasium

Plain Dealing v Delhi, 3:30

Mansfield v Natchitoches Central, 5

Woodlawn vs. Southwood, 6:30 a.m.


Main gymnasium

Bossier vs. Haynesville, 9 a.m.,

Parkway vs. Warren Easton, 10:30 a.m.

LaGrange vs. Huntington, noon

Benton vs. Brusly, 1:30

Auxiliary gymnasium

Delhi vs. Captain Shreve, 10:30 a.m.

Haynesville vs. Southwood, noon

High hopes this season for Lincoln basketball teams https://sneer.org/high-hopes-this-season-for-lincoln-basketball-teams/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 06:43:49 +0000 https://sneer.org/high-hopes-this-season-for-lincoln-basketball-teams/

It’s officially college basketball season and it’s been a very promising opening week for both the men’s and women’s teams at Lincoln.

The men opened their season unofficially last Monday with a whopping 59-56 win over UMKC on the road for the first victory over a Division I opponent since the 1978-79 season, while the women started their season 1-1 in the central region. Challenge to Fayette, Iowa, with a win over Arkansas-Monticello and a loss to Southern Arkansas.

It looks like the Blue Tigers have the right coaches for the job in women’s coach Drea Mize and first-year men’s coach Jimmy Drew.

Drew was announced as the new leader of Lincoln’s basketball program in April after spending six seasons as an assistant coach and director of basketball operations under Johnny Dawkins at the University of Central Florida – where he worked with three would-be NBA players in Tacko Fall, Matt Williams and Deng Adel.

Drew took over a struggling Blue Tiger team after the Blue Tigers finished last season 4-23 and needed a roster overhaul.

That’s exactly what Drew accomplished, as he brought 10 players through the portal – including three Division I transfers – and five freshmen for a completely different team.

The Blue Tigers win over UMKC was a show for Lincoln, but it was the official start of the season for the Roos.

Although the victory does not count towards the official season record, it was a big game for the momentum, recruiting and morale of an all-new Lincoln team.

The Blue Tigers trailed by up to 11 points at the start of the second half but fought on until the final whistle, securing Artese Stapleton’s eventual lay-up winner – a transfer from Radford – to stun the Roos on their opening night.

“We have a group that represents our school in the way I think everyone will find a positive light,” Drew said. “We have a fun group to watch, a fun group to be around and they work hard. I hope the wins will follow, but this is a group that I hope the community and school can support.

The women’s team showed a lot of the same fight in its opening weekend.

The Blue Tigers narrowly fell in their exhibition game against Indiana State on the road, but fought back to earn a season-opening victory in the Central Regions Challenge.

Lincoln trailed nine points in the second half on Friday against Arkansas-Monticello but battled through the night and eventually took the win 67-64.

On Saturday, the Blue Tigers fired hot to take a 30-25 lead after the first quarter against Southern Arkansas – which beat Lincoln 96-63 last season.

It was Southern Arkansas who got hot behind the arc in the second quarter – shooting 5-8 from 3 in the second to lead all the way to 14 and carry a 53-43 lead at halftime. time.

Lincoln trailed by no less than 13 points late in the third, but the Blue Tigers rode a big 14-2 streak to finish the quarter and cut their deficit to 72-71 going into the fourth.

Southern Arkansas threatened to run away with the game a few times in the fourth quarter, but Lincoln continued to fight back.

In the end, Southern Arkansas’ 16 3-pointers were too many for the Blue Tigers to overcome in the 100-89 loss, but they did see two promising performances from Le’Yanna McGinnis over the weekend , while she finished with 24 points and seven rebounds. Friday and added 25 points and seven more rebounds on Saturday.

Both teams have shown great resilience so far early in the season and seem to have more firepower offensively than I saw in my first season with the Blue Tigers.

Lincoln fans will see the men’s team for the first time at 7 p.m. Monday against William Woods at Jason Gym, but will have to wait until Dec. 1 for the women’s opener against Newman.

It’s still too early to tell what the final product will look like for these two teams, but all signs point to an exciting season of Lincoln basketball.

Roach, Whitehead, Lively on Naismith Trophy watchlist https://sneer.org/roach-whitehead-lively-on-naismith-trophy-watchlist/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 19:15:39 +0000 https://sneer.org/roach-whitehead-lively-on-naismith-trophy-watchlist/

ATLANTE — A trio of Duke Blue Devils – Jeremy Roach, Animated Derek II and Dariq Whitehead — are three of the 50 players named to the initial Naismith Trophy watch list, presented annually to the Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year.

The Atlanta Tipoff Club today announced the players to watch during the season-long competition for the 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Men’s Player of the Year honor. Whitehead, the 2022 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Boy High School Player of the Year, was on the list, along with junior teammate Roach and classmate Lively.

The ACC leads all conferences with nine candidates on the slate. Eleven schools claim two or more candidates with Duke and North Carolina tied at three each.

“These 50 players represent the best college basketball has to offer. We anticipate another fantastic season from these players as well as many other incredible athletes who may find themselves on our roster as the season progresses.” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “Each of these players are great ambassadors for their team, their universities and college basketball.”

The 30 mid-season squad will be announced in February, then the competition will be narrowed down to 10 domestic semi-finalists in early March. Following these results, four finalists will be named on March 21, 2023, and the winner of the 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy for Male Player of the Year will be announced on April 2, 2023.

Duke has a record eight previous Naismith Trophy winners, with Sion Williamson the most recent Blue Devil winner in 2019. No other school has more than five previous winners.


Kennedi Mcghee High School Girls Basketball Stats Brewbaker Tech (Montgomery, AL) https://sneer.org/kennedi-mcghee-high-school-girls-basketball-stats-brewbaker-tech-montgomery-al/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 11:20:43 +0000 https://sneer.org/kennedi-mcghee-high-school-girls-basketball-stats-brewbaker-tech-montgomery-al/

Career statistics

Kennedi has played on 3 women’s basketball teams covered by MaxPreps. The accumulated university the totals are in the last row of each table.

Game statistics

University totals 47 18.7 9.5 6.4 4.4 10.8 1.3 2.0 3.3 3.0 2.5
22-23 Second year University 1 17.0 9.0 11.0 20.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 1.0
21-22 First-year student University 28 17.2 8.8 6.2 3.7 9.9 1.5 2.5 3.3 3.5 2.4
20-21 Eighth University 18 21.9 10.1 6.7 5.1 11.7 1.0 1.1 3.3 2.3 2.8


University totals 47 877 445 191 403 47 1.1 47
22-23 Second year University 1 17 seven 13 54 1.3 54
21-22 First-year student University 28 482 246 106 244 43 1.0 43
20-21 Eighth University 18 395 182 78 146 53 1.2 53

University totals 47 877 445 0 0 0 63 175 36 191 403 47
22-23 Second year University 1 17 0 0 0 3 4 75 seven 13 54
21-22 First-year student University 28 482 246 0 0 0 34 108 31 106 244 43
20-21 Eighth University 18 395 182 0 0 0 26 63 41 78 146 53


University totals 47 877 445 205 303 508 60 94 157 142 119
22-23 Second year University 1 17 11 9 20 1 3 4 2 1
21-22 First-year student University 28 482 246 103 174 277 41 71 93 98 67
20-21 Eighth University 18 395 182 91 120 211 18 20 60 42 51

Miscellaneous totals

University totals 47 0.42 0.66 0.79 1.32 5 72 0 20
22-23 Second year University 1 0.50 1.50 3.00 4.00 0 3 0 1
21-22 First-year student University 28 0.42 0.72 1.06 1.39 0 46 0 ten
20-21 Eighth University 18 0.43 0.48 0.39 1.18 5 23 0 9

By 32

University totals 877
21-22 First-year student University 482
20-21 Eighth University 395

Men’s basketball hosts West Georgia for exhibition Tuesday night https://sneer.org/mens-basketball-hosts-west-georgia-for-exhibition-tuesday-night/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 11:02:45 +0000 https://sneer.org/mens-basketball-hosts-west-georgia-for-exhibition-tuesday-night/


Tuesday, November 1 • 6:30 p.m. CT • Oxford, Miss.
The Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss (9,500)

Western Georgia logo

OXFORD, Miss. –The offseason is officially over for Ole Miss men’s basketball, which hits the ground in an exhibition against West Georgia inside the SJB Pavilion on Tuesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT and admission is free for all fans.

Ole Miss enters fifth year under head coach Kermit Davisand will feature two of the SEC’s most exciting guards – junior Matthew Murrel and second Daechun Ruffin. This summer, the Rebels shone in Nassau on their road trip, where Ole Miss went 3-0 thanks to superb play by the sophomore goaltender. Jacques White.

Ole Miss will also sport eight new additions for the 2022-23 campaign. Rebels added ESPN’s 12th High School Signing Class for 2022-23 with Top 100 Signers No. 81 malique ewin#97 TJ Caldwell#98 Amarée Abram and another four-star high school signer Robert Vacher.

Additionally, Ole Miss added four transfers for the 2022-23 season: Jackson State graduate transfer Jayveous McKinnis (forward, 6-7, 225, Brandon, Mississippi); Transfer Loyola New Orleans Myles Burns (Forward, 6-6, 210, Houston, TX); Transfer to Louisiana Theo Akwuba (Forward, 6-11, 225, Montgomery, Alabama); and Buffalo transfer Josh Mballa (Forward, 6-7, 220, Bordeaux, France).

Ole Miss will open the 2022-23 regular season next Monday, Nov. 7 against Alcorn State at 8 p.m. CT inside the SJB Pavilion.


• Fifth year under head coach Kermit Davis, his 28th season as head coach. Davis stands at 533-324 (.622) overall as a head coach, as well as 467-299 (.610) in 24 years as a Division I head coach. Davis has a record 64-61 in four years at Ole Miss with two playoff trips to the NCAA Tournament in 2019 and the NIT in 2021.

• Ole Miss has beaten five AP Top-25 teams since February 2, 2021: 10 Tennessee (February 2, 2021), 10 Missouri (February 10, 2021), 24 Missouri (February 23). , 2021), No. 18 Memphis (December 4, 2021), and No. 25 LSU (February 1, 2022). That win for Memphis tied a school record of four straight Top 25 wins before a narrow overtime loss to No. 18 Tennessee on Jan. 5, 2022 with a shorthanded roster due to COVID.

• Ole Miss has eight new scholarship players for 2022-23: four from high school and four transferred.

• Davis and staff brought in ESPN’s No. 12 high school signing class this year, including three ESPN Top 100 signers: No. 81 malique ewin (Forward, 6-10, 220, Lawrenceville, Ga./Berkmar HS), No. 97 TJ Caldwell (Guard, 6-4, 190, Dallas, TX/Faith Family Academy (Oak Cliff)), #98 Amarée Abram (Guard, 6-4, 190, Port Arthur, TX/Southern California Academy), along with another four-star high school signee Robert Vacher (Guard, 6-5, 195, Grayson, Georgia/Southern California Academy).

• Senior transfer Theo Akwuba Louisiana was the only NCAA player in 2020-21 to finish in the top 10 in offensive blocks and rebounds, finishing eighth nationally in total blocks (68), ninth in blocks per game (2.6) and ninth in offensive boards per game (3.8).

• Senior transfer Myles Burns led Loyola New Orleans to an NAIA national title in 2022 and was a four-time All-American for the Wolf Pack. Last season, he won the Marques Haynes Award for most steals in all of college basketball with 152. Closest Division I comparison to Burns in combined offensive rebounds (151) and steals (152) was Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe at 179 offensive boards and 60 interceptions.

• Transfer of a senior colleague Josh Mballa Buffalo has 29 career double-doubles, was ranked sixth in the NCAA with 3.7 offensive rebounds per game last season and was MAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2020-21.

• Ole Miss also added a senior transfer in the state Jayveous McKinnis of Jackson State, where he was three-time SWAC Defensive Player of the Year.

• Rebels return 51.2% of their scoring from last year, including 57.2% of all three-point shots made – just 26.6% from juniors Matthew Murrel and 31.5% combined between Murrell and second year Daechun Ruffin.

• Ole Miss will have two of the SEC’s top returning guards for 2022-23 in Murrell and Ruffin — the top two recruits in program history, with Murrell ranking No. 39 and Ruffin coming out of high school No. 40. Last year, the duo combined for 24.7 PPG, 5.1 APG, 3.1 SPG, shot a combined .408 from the field and .343 from 3PT.

• Last year, Murrell became the third Rebel to go 5-of-5 from 3PT in a nearly clear 31-point game against Mississippi State. Murrell turned it on late in the season, finishing the conference only second in three-point shooting (.426), third in three-per-game (2.5), sixth in minutes-per-game (34.1), eighth in shooting (.466) and ninth in scoring (15.5).

• Ruffin is coming back from a torn ACL last February after a Herculean 19-point effort to help push Ole Miss past 25th LSU on February 1. Ruffin has been back in full contact since October 10. At the time of his injury, Ruffin was second in SEC steals alone per game (2.7), ninth in free throws (.833), and 10th in assists (3.9).

• Last year, Ruffin was the first SEC freshman of the week at Ole Miss since 2011 after averaging 16.0 points, 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals and .792 shooting from the free throw line in three games from Jan. 24-29. On the year, Ruffin averaged 12.6 points, 3.4 assists, 2.3 steals, and he was on course to break the Ole Miss freshman record for steals in a season set by Elston. Turner in 1978.

• Senior Robert Allen is also recovering from a torn ACL suffered against No. 18 Memphis last season.

• Second year Jacques White led the Rebels on their road trip to the Bahamas last summer, averaging 23.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists while shooting 64% overall in three games played.

For the latest Ole Miss men’s basketball news and updates, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissMBBon Facebook at Ole Miss Men’s Basketball and on Instagram at olemissmbb.

Basket Cesafi HS: USJ-R, CIT-U score victories https://sneer.org/basket-cesafi-hs-usj-r-cit-u-score-victories/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 11:40:00 +0000 https://sneer.org/basket-cesafi-hs-usj-r-cit-u-score-victories/

USJ-R Baby Jaguars’ Lee Francis Sabanal (left) and CIT-U Wildkittens’ Lawrence Mangubat (right). | Photo from Cesafi’s Facebook page

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars and Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildkittens have scored wins in Cebu High School Basketball games Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at Cebu Coliseum.

The Baby Jaguars beat the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons for their first win in three games.

With the loss, the Dragons are now 1-3 (win-loss).

Lee Francis Sabanal and Francis Joseph Dollente powered the Baby Jaguars with 21 and 20 points, respectively.

On the other hand, the Wildkittens secured their second win in three games with a hard-earned win over the favored the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Green Lancers, 68-64.

Lawrence Mangubat had 18 points, while Gemini Abellana had 13 points to lead the Wildkittens.

In the college division, the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters picked up their second victory by defeating the CIT-U Wildcats, 78-67.

Paul Galinato dropped 18 points as the Webmasters improved to a 2-2 record.

The Wildcats suffered their third loss in four games.



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Judah Mintz loves Jonny Flynn, ‘but he’s a lot taller’ https://sneer.org/judah-mintz-loves-jonny-flynn-but-hes-a-lot-taller/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 11:04:49 +0000 https://sneer.org/judah-mintz-loves-jonny-flynn-but-hes-a-lot-taller/

When 2022 four-star prospect Judah Mintz committed to Syracuse basketball at the end of March, I read a ton of comments from national recruiting analysts and scouts who spoke to Mintz. , which probably has an immediate impact for Orange in its freshman campaign.

If recent thoughts provided by ‘Cuse head coach Jim Boeheim are any indication of the potential and skills that the 6-foot-3 Mintz possesses, then Syracuse basketball fans will be thrilled when Mintz and his teammates start. their 2022-23 stanza at home Nov. 7 against Lehigh.

In a recent interview Boeheim conducted with college basketball insider Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the Orange boss gushed about his freshman point guard’s explosiveness.

“I think he can get 14-15 points every game and he could get 25 some nights,” Boeheim said of Judah Mintz, who had a standout senior tenure for powerhouse Oak Hill Academy at Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.

Freshman Judah Mintz is likely to start at point guard for Syracuse basketball.

Mintz was ranked 33rd nationally in the 2022 cycle by ESPN. Honestly, I think a lot of his National Recruiting Services scores were way too low, but none of that matters now that he’s on the Hill.

Boeheim said Mintz, as a rookie, is expected to start 2022-23 as the team’s starting point guard, with senior Joe Girard III moving to a shooting position.

The ‘Cuse has a strong and deep recruiting class of six members in 2022, and Boeheim said he thinks all of those freshmen can contribute to their first seasons in Central New York.

If I had to guess, though, I’d expect Mintz to play the most minutes of any freshman, while having the most immediate impact.

In Rothstein’s article, Boeheim said of Judah Mintz, “He’s like Jonny Flynn, but he’s a lot taller.”

This is a rather chosen company for Mintz. Flynn, of Niagara Falls, NY, was a national five-star top-25 prospect in the class of 2007 out of high school, according to some recruiting services.

The 6-foot Flynn played two years for Syracuse basketball, before being selected No. 6 overall in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In 2007-08, as a rookie, Flynn averaged 15.7 points and 5.3 assists per game, and he was named Big East Conference Joint Rookie of the Year, by SU Athletics.

As a sophomore in 2008-09, Flynn had 17.4 points and 6.7 cents per game as the Orange went 28-10 overall and reached the Sweet 16. He resided on the second team All -Big East and received an honorable All-America -nod from the Associated Press, according to cuse.com.

If Judah Mintz could put up some stats like Flynn did on the hill and help guide Syracuse basketball on a deep trip or two into the big dance, I’d love it.

Interestingly enough, when the Atlantic Coast Conference recently released its preseason poll, Mintz received no votes for league rookie of the year.

I found it surprising and quite lame, but preseason honors don’t mean squat. Jim Boeheim is super high on Judah Mintz, and I can’t wait to see this young man don an Orange uniform for official matches in the near future.

NKU and Transylvania will play an exhibition basketball game to support flood relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky https://sneer.org/nku-and-transylvania-will-play-an-exhibition-basketball-game-to-support-flood-relief-efforts-in-eastern-kentucky/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 05:01:56 +0000 https://sneer.org/nku-and-transylvania-will-play-an-exhibition-basketball-game-to-support-flood-relief-efforts-in-eastern-kentucky/

(Picture by NKU)

The University of Northern Kentucky and Transylvania men’s basketball programs will team up for a charity exhibition game to raise money for the United States Regional Health Care Foundation Flood Relief Fund. Appalachia to benefit those affected by the life-altering floods in the Eastern Kentucky region.

The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Clive M. Beck Center in downtown Lexington.

The exhibition contest will also include a homecoming for NKU student-athlete Marques Warrick, who attended Henry Clay High School in Lexington and is the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,909 points, as well as the head coach Darrin Horn, who stood out at Tates. Creek High School as Pioneer Hall of Famer Nolan Barger.

“We are thrilled and thrilled to be able to bring our two Kentucky institutions together for such a great cause to help Kentucky residents who have been impacted by flooding,” said NKU Athletics Vice President and Director Christina Roybal. . “We would like to thank the leaders of Transylvania, both on campus and in athletics, for their partnership in helping us organize this fundraiser. It will be a truly special night in downtown Lexington as the Norse and Pioneers come together both on the field and as a Kentucky community.

“I’m so proud that our program is partnering with head coach Brian Lane and Transylvania University to play a game that gives back to other Kentuckians in need,” said. “Plus, we can bring Marques Warrick home for a game and give NKU alumni in Lexington a chance to see our program play.”

In addition to the proceeds from ticket sales, the contest will also include a drive for winter clothing and coats. New winter clothes and lightly used winter coats and cash donations will be collected at the game for the FRW foundation to distribute to those in need.

“In the days following the catastrophic flooding, the support for our ARH family and our Eastern Kentucky communities has been phenomenal thanks to the outpouring of donations locally and from across the country,” said Hollie Phillips, President and CEO of ARH. “Our Eastern Kentucky communities and families affected by this flooding will not recover from this devastation anytime soon and will continue to have many unique needs as winter approaches. We are grateful that so many people still want to help, such as our partners Transylvania University and the University of Northern Kentucky. This continued support will allow our ARH Foundation and Flood Relief Fund to remain a reliable source of assistance for our communities during this healing and rebuilding process.

NKU fans and supporters will be able to purchase their tickets at the door, with prices ranging from $8 for adults and $5 for students (ages 5-17). Admission for children four and under is free.

Fans can also help the cause by donating to the ARH Foundation’s Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.

The ARH Foundation Flood Relief Fund benefits communities in Eastern Kentucky that have been devastated by catastrophic flooding. Residents are still in desperate need of supplies such as generators, transportation, food, water, and access to healthcare and medicine.

The Lexington ARH office is a self-service donation drop-off location for supplies for flood relief in Eastern Kentucky. When dropping off items at their building, located at 2260 Executive Drive in Lexington, please use one of the designated drop-off bins for donations. 100% of donations go to Eastern Kentucky flood relief.

For more information, please visit arh.org/floods or call 859-226-2440.

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Five new faces to know for the next ASU men’s basketball season https://sneer.org/five-new-faces-to-know-for-the-next-asu-mens-basketball-season/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 03:18:21 +0000 https://sneer.org/five-new-faces-to-know-for-the-next-asu-mens-basketball-season/

After a disappointing 2021-22 campaign in which the Sun Devils finished the season with a 14-17 record and a first-round loss in the Pac-12 tournament, coach Bobby Hurley’s squad is revamped and in able to compete for an NCAA tournament. appearance this coming season. Here are five new Sun Devils you need to know ahead of ASU’s season opener against Tarleton on Nov. 7.

Frankie Collins

After an up-and-down freshman year at Michigan, the 6-foot-1 sophomore guard is poised to be the next name in a long list of transfer guards who have had a significant impact on ‘Guard U’ .

Last year, after averaging just 11 minutes per game during the regular season and the Big Ten tournament for a Michigan team stacked with guard depth, Frankie Collins shone when the lights were brightest. With Wolverines starting point guard DeVante’ Jones in concussion protocols, Collins got his first collegiate starts in Michigan’s first two games of the NCAA Tournament.

Collins’ spark led Michigan’s No. 11 seed to the Sweet 16, highlighted by a performance of 14 points, six rebounds and two assists in Michigan’s opener against the sixth seed. Colorado State.

Thanks to two practices open to the media, Collins is among the most vocal players on both sides’ roster.

His ability to quickly develop a leadership role translated into relationships on the field with other key players on the Sun Devils roster. During a press conference last week, Collins specifically cited second Marcus Bagley as a player he has developed a strong partnership with on the pitch.

“Guys like Marcus, I just found him,” Collins said. “It doesn’t matter where it is on the ground. I just found it.”

If he’s not a starter, Collins will surely be a fixture in Hurley’s rotation to start the upcoming season. Possibly the best point guard for the Sun Devils, he will be essential for ASU to exceed expectations and reach their ceiling this year.

“Frankie’s arrival has definitely been a great addition to our backcourt,” junior guard DJ Horne said. “He’s a versatile point guard. I’m going to love playing alongside him this year.”

warren washington

After gaining Pac-12 experience in the 2018-19 season as a rookie coming off the bench at Oregon State Center, Warren Washington was transferred to Nevada, where he started 46 of his 48 games. He averaged just over 10 points per game over two seasons with the Wolfpack.

During its time in Nevada, the 7-footer showed steady improvement as a rim protector. As a junior, Washington increased to 1.2 blocks per game, doubling his block rate from the previous year.

Now a senior, Washington’s extensive college basketball experience could propel him into ASU’s starting center role to start the upcoming season. Hurley said Washington has made a strong impression so far this offseason.

“Warren Washington was a presence around the basket, with his length and shot blocking, and with his finishing over the edge,” Hurley said.

Starter or not, Washington’s impact on the Sun Devils this season won’t be limited to his two-way presence underneath – he could also serve as a mentor for the return of Enoch Boakye, whose style of play mirrors that of the Washington game at Nevada.

Austin Nunez

After a stellar career at Wagner High School in San Antonio, Texas that included a nomination to the McDonald’s All-American team, a true freshman, and a 55th-ranked rookie in the nation, Austin Nunez chose the ‘ASU rather than offers from powers like Baylor, Oregon, and Virginia, among others. The 6-foot-2 guard’s volume score put him on the map at Wagner, where he averaged 28.1 points per game his senior year.

A common theme of ASU’s first media availability last week was Hurley’s presence helping to consistently bring dynamic guards to the program, who many still refer to as “Guard U.” Based on Nunez’s tweet announcing his commitment to ASU, he shares this sentiment:

Known for getting hot behind the arc, the athletic southpaw has learned to use the space created by his precision shooting to find driving routes to the basket. A good edge finisher for his size, scoring shouldn’t be a concern for Nunez.

Nunez may find it difficult to carve out a consistent spot in the Sun Devils rotation this coming season due to their experience and depth at guard. His key to playing time this season will likely be his reliability as an outside shooter.

Duke Brennan and Malcolm Flaggs

Hailing from Hillcrest Prep, these two high school teammates will provide depth to the Sun Devils’ wings in their freshman year at ASU.

Duke Brennan’s 6-foot-10, 235-pound frame will give the Sun Devils extra depth in the frontcourt. He has the athleticism and body control to play forward, which makes him an intriguing option to play alongside a center against sizeable opponents.

He also has the engine to provide the Sun Devils with intangible, off-stats production.

“Duke is a helmet, lunch bucket type guy,” Hurley said during his engagement. “He’s really going to fight, rebound and defend. He’s playing hard. He’s playing with an advantage.”

Malcolm Flaggs, a 6-foot-6 jumbo guard who can handle the ball and shoot, also has the size and skill set to provide ASU with depth this year. In high school, he used his size to attack smaller guards and flashed the ability to create his own shot on offense.

Hurley is no doubt excited to coach the two local stars.

“Signing these two guys to the program was a good day for the Sun Devils,” Hurley said.

Your first chance to see Sun Devil men’s basketball in action is this weekend’s MoonLIT Madness event at Sun Devil Track at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, October 21.

Edited by Walker Smith, David Rodish and Grace Copperthite.

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