Kentucky State’s David Jelks signs with Argentinian pro basketball team

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics : Former Kentucky State University men’s basketball player David Jelks is headed to Argentina. Jelks (Conyers, GA) becomes the third Thorobred in the Jamaal Jackson era to sign a professional basketball contract. He signed with Tomas de Rocamore of LaLiga Argentina, and is currently the only American on the roster.  They finished 11th in the South Division a season ago. He joins Julius Barton and Toussaint Rose as the other two professional basketball players under Jackson. “I remembered all the hard work I have put in through…

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Third Annual Top 50 Camp presented by the SIAC, SWAC and the NBPA

From thesiac.com: NEW YORK, NY, July 18, 2019 — The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), the Southwestern Athletic Conference (“SWAC”) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“SIAC”) are pleased to announce their continued partnership in hosting the 3rd annual Top 50 Basketball Camp. The Camp will take place July 26-28 on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.  Twenty-five of the best players from each conference will be featured at the camp in a model similar to the NBPA’s Top 100 Camp. Players will receive on-court skill instruction from current…

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Kentucky State’s Brooke Wallace signs with Icelandic team Haukar

From thesiac.com: Courtesy of Kentucky State AthleticsFormer Kentucky State University women’s basketball player Brooke Wallace is headed to Iceland. “In the beginning, I was in disbelief and overwhelmed,” said Wallace. “But now I am excited for the chance to play professionally. I have the best support system, and I know I can get through it all.” Wallace (Oberlin, OH) signed her first professional basketball contract Tuesday with Hauker, located in Hafnarfjorour, Iceland. She reports on September 1, and is the fourth player since head coach Terrance Slater joined the coaching staff in 2014. “I…

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Albany State University announces men’s summer basketball camps

From asugoldenrams.com : ALBANY, Ga. (June 5, 2019) – Albany State University men’s basketball head coach Patrick Gayle and his coaching staff have announced their summer basketball schedule. The Golden Rams men’s basketball team will host a two day team camp on June 7-8th taking place on the ASU West Campus. Albany State will host a two day team Camp on June 7-8, which include high school teams from the local and surrounding areas. There are a total of eight (8) junior varsity teams and 15 varsity teams participating. Games will are scheduled on…

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Kentucky State’s Brooke Wallace invited to professional combine

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics Kentucky State University women’s basketball senior Brooke Wallace has been invited to participate in a professional combine in Tampa, the site of the 2019 NCAA Division I Final Four. Wallace (Oberlin, OH) will take part in the 22nd annual Women’s Pro Combine and Free Agent Camp Sunday, April 7 on the campus of the University of Tampa. “As an athlete and a coach you strive to have moments like these,” said Kentucky State University head coach Terrance Slater. “When you recruit players we tell them about these moments, so…

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KSU’s Ditalion Battle garners All-American honours

Courtesy of Kentucky State AthleticsKentucky State University men’s basketball senior Ditalion Battle was recently honored by BoxToRow.com, an online publication dedication to HBCU athletics. “Ditalion is an extremely talented player and in recruiting him, we expected that he would be a player to earn honors such as this,” said Kentucky State University head coach Jamaal Jackson. “He has a bright future and we’re proud of him.” Battle (Cincinnati, OH) was named first team All-American, becoming the first KSU All-American since Kenny Jones in 2008. He is one of six Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference players…

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Benedict College’s James Rice named HBCU Women’s Coach of the Year

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics COLUMBIA, S.C. – Benedict College head women’s basketball coach James Rice has been named HBCU Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year by the website The Undefeated, it was announced Tuesday. The Undefeated surveyed and interviewed 47 players and coaches from 24 HBCUs. Schools from NCAA Division I and Division II and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics responded to questions. Rice received 26 percent of the votes to edge out Virginia Union’s AnnMarie Gilbert, who had 22 percent. Rice completed his seventh year as head coach of the Lady…

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Miles College takes SIAC Tournament Crown

From thesiac.com : Courtesy of Miles Athletics BIRMINGHAM — After years of disappointing starts, finishes, and a bunch of other things in between, the Miles men’s basketball program finally gets to stamp a phrase into its history. SIAC Champions. The Golden Bears completed a stunning one-year turnaround, dismantling LeMoyne-Owen 70-46 Saturday night at Bill Harris Arena to win their first conference title. LaByron Harris had 19 points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks to earn tournament Most Valuable Player honors as Miles (21-8) earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Division II…

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Lane College wins SIAC Women’s Basketball Tournament

From thesiac.com : Courtesy of Lane Athletics BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 2, 2019) – Senior guard Antrice McCoy saw time winding down on the shot clock, drove the lane and, as she was fouled, threw up a prayer. And, someone answered it. After converting the old-fashioned three-point play, Lane College women’s basketball team had a six-point cushion against Kentucky State with 43 seconds remaining as the Lady Dragons downed the Thorobreds 44-42 to win their first-ever SIAC Conference Championship on Saturday evening on the court of the Bill Harris Arena at the Birmingham Crossplex.…

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Day 5 SIAC Basketball Tournament Recap

From thesiac.com : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 1, 2019)– The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) kicked off the semifinal round for the 2019 SIAC Basketball Tournament. Game 18 (Women) No. 7 Kentucky State 46, No. 1 Tuskegee 40Box Score | Tuskegee Post Game Conference| Kentucky State Post Game Conference Kentucky State handled business by knocking off top seeded Tuskegee in a thrilling 46-40 overtime win. Senior Brooke Wallace was the Thorobreds only player to notch double-digits with 14 points and 12 rebounds. This will be KSUs fourth championship game appearance since their entrance into the league in…

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