CIAA announces preseason Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-Conference teams and predicted order of finish

Though we are getting into the teeth of football season, the start of basketball season is looming over the horizon. The CIAA, which has a rich basketball tradition, announced their preseason Men’s and Women’s All-CIAA teams and the predicted order of finish. From The CIAA: Charlotte, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces the 2019 All-CIAA Preseason Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, as voted on by the CIAA Basketball Coaches Associations and the Sports Information Directors Association, and the predicted order of finish as selected by the men’s and women’s…

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Albany State announces Men’s Basketball 2019-20 schedule

From asugoldenrams.com : ALBANY, Ga. (September 12, 2019) – Albany State University head men’s basketball coach Patrick Gayle announces the 2019-20 schedule. The 28-game schedule includes 14 home games, and 14 road contests. The Albany State University Golden Rams will tip-off their 2019 season on the road at Valdosta State University on November 9-10th at the SIAC-Gulf South Challenge. The Golden Rams will return for its home season opener against Valdosta State University (Nov. 14) and Columbus State University (Nov. 15). ASU will then travel to Americus, GA, to play Georgia Southwestern State (November…

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Albany State Women’s Basketball 2019-20 schedule released

From asugoldenrams.com: ALBANY, Ga. (September 13, 2019) – The Albany State University women’s basketball team releases its 2019-20 schedule, a slate that includes 11 home games and 13 road contests. The Golden Rams finished last season with a 9-19 overall record. Albany State University will tip-off their 2019-20 season with the Regional Challenge hosted by Valdosta State University on November 8-9. Following that the Golden Rams will compete in the SIAC-Peach Belt Challenge from November 15-16th.  The Golden Rams will then have a two-game home stand against Georgia College (November 20)…

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NBPA Foundation provided scholarship grants to SIAC Athete-Students

From thesiac.com: ATLANTA, GA– The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation has pledged a significant financial grant to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) to provide scholarship resources to SIAC member-institution basketball student-athletes to facilitate a path to graduation objectives. This program, in addition to a similar initiative at Norfolk State University, is part of an NBPA pilot project to support student-athletes at colleges and universities around the country. “We are extremely grateful to NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and Sherrie Deans, who leads the NBPA foundation for their financial commitment to SIAC…

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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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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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Tennessee State adds West Va. grad transfer Wesley Harris

From tsutigers.com: NASHVILLE — The 2019 roster continues to grow with substantial talent for Tennessee State men’s basketball. Head coach Brian “Penny” Collins announced Wednesday the signing of West Virginia graduate transfer Wesley Harris (Jackson, Miss.). “We’re excited to add a player of Wes’s caliber to the roster,” said Collins. “He brings NCAA Tournament experience after advancing to the Sweet 16 with West Virginia and can defend at an elite level while scoring at all three. He’s a vital component in making us a contender for the Ohio Valley Conference.”  Wesley Harris…

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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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Texas Southern’s Johnetta Hayes to take UMBC job

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After six years at the helm of the Texas Southern University women’s basketball program, Johnetta Hayes has been tabbed to be the next head coach of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Hayes served as the head coach of Texas Southern University since the 2013-14 season after spending the 2012-13 season as the associate head coach of the Lady Tigers. Under her guidance, the Lady Tigers put together a 115-73 record over her time on the sidelines. Hayes led Texas Southern to a pair of 20-win…

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Virginia State’s Lonnie Blow Jr. Named 2018-2019 Gaines Award Recipient

From theciaa.com: Courtesy of National Sports Media Association WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 26, 2019) — The National Sports Media Association (NSMA) has announced that Kelvin Sampson (Division I) and Lonnie Blow Jr. (Division II) are the 2018-19 winners of the Clarence “Big House” Gaines College Basketball Coach of the Year Awards. The Gaines Awards will be presented during the 60th annual NSMA Awards Banquet on June 24, 2019, at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sampson was selected after he led the University of Houston to a 33-4 overall…

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