Jerry Nichols promoted to TSU Men’s Basketball Associate Head Coach

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics:  Tennessee State head men’s basketball coach Brian “Penny” Collins has elevated Jerry Nichols to associate head coach for the upcoming 2023-24 season, as announced by Collins on Friday. Entering his sixth season on the TSU sidelines, Nichols has been a mainstay alongside Collins since his hiring in 2018. No stranger as a head coach, Nichols compiled a 200-59 record in nine season at the junior college level. Prior to working with Collins, the two battled as opposing coaches in Region 7 of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association.…

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FAMU’s women’s hoops leading scorer has a new home

In her two seasons at FAMU, Dylan Horton has scored 727 points but her next collegiate basket will not be for the Rattlers. Horton, who led the team in scoring over the past two years, entered the transfer portal back in late March as a graduate transfer with a year of eligibilty remaining. Wednesday evening, the Los Angeles native announced she is returning to her home state, as she has commited to the University of San Diego. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dylan Horton (@dyl.horton) The…

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Grambling extends men’s basketball coach Donte’ Jackson

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications GRAMBLING, La. | The University of Louisiana Board has approved a four-year contract extension for Grambling State University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Donte’ Jackson, announced on Friday. His contract is set to run through 2028.  “Coach Jackson is a builder of men and has crafted a strong program that not only competes fiercely on the court, but also in the classroom,” said Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Trayvean Scott. “He has lifted our program to new highs and a renewed the sense of pride in…

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Check out these latest images of the Jordan Luka 2

The Jordan Luka 2 is the latest iteration of the signature line of Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Dončić. Its black-based upper is spread across a combination of mesh and synthetic materials with purple appearing as a secondary hue. Luka and Jumpman branding can be seen on the tongue and associated pull, tab respectively. Underneath resides a black midsole that features both solidly colored and multi-colored speckled sections and a Jumpman-branded semi-translucent outsole.

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Norfolk State’s Bryant and Bankston named to VaSID All-State squads

Courtesy of Alex Lehmbeck, Asst. SID, Norfolk State Athletics Norfolk State seniors Joe Bryant Jr. and Kris Bankston have been named to Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division All-State Men’s Basketball teams, the organization announced on Wednesday afternoon. Bryant was named to the All-State First Team for the second consecutive season, while Bankston received a spot on the Second Team for his first All-State selection. It marked the first time the Spartans have had two players represented on All-State teams since 2014-15, when Jeff Short and RaShid Gaston earned Second Team honors. Bryant…

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Tennessee State Basketball adds five transfers for the 2023-24 campaign

Courtesy of Tennesseee State Athletics NASHVILLE — Tennessee State men’s basketball head coach Brian “Penny” Collins has announced the addition of five highly sought-after transfers to the 2023-24 roster. Joining the Tigers next season will be Kinyon Hodges from Eastern Illinois, Jason Jitoboh from Florida, Denim Dawson from Nebraska and E.J. Bellinger Jr. and Michael Shanks from Belmont. Jitoboh, Bellinger and Hodges will have one season of eligibility as graduate students while Dawson Shanks has multiple seasons remaining.  The addition of Hodges, Jitoboh, Dawson, Bellinger, and Shanks adds depth to the roster that lost…

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Norfolk State’s Kris Bankston receives Portsmouth Invitational invite

Courtesy of Alex Lehmbeck, Asst. SID, Norfolk State University NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State men’s basketball will have not one, but two representatives at a prestigious showcase event this month. Just days after his teammate Joe Bryant Jr. received the nod, Norfolk State senior Kris Bankston has earned a spot in the upcoming Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT), the event revealed on Tuesday afternoon. “Kris Bankston is the prototype of today’s NBA big, I’m so excited that he got into the PIT,” Norfolk State  head coach Robert Jones said. “To have two HBCU players and two from the same…

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Norfolk State women’s hoops 24th in College Insider National Poll

Title image via Niya Grant Photography Courtesy of Alysse Scripter, Associate Sports Information Director, Norfolk State Athletics NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk State University women’s basketball team wrapped up a historic season with a final ranking of 24th in the CollegeInsider.com Women’s Mid Major Top 25 Coaches Poll.  The Spartans finished the 2022-23 season with an overall record of 26-7 that culminated with a trip to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament. The program achieved new heights with the most victories in the NCAA Division I era. In addition, Norfolk State ended…

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Talented shooting guard Jordyn Bailey commits to Fisk University

Courtesy of Fisk University Athletics The Fisk Women’s Basketball team wants to continue building upon their successful 2022-23 season. Jordyn Bailey, a talented 5’5″ senior from Athens, AL, has committed to playing for the Fisk Women’s Basketball Team under Head Women’s Basketball Coach Victoria Crawford. With a passion for biology, Jordyn plans to major in the field while continuing to excel on the court. Jordyn’s impressive resume includes a variety of academic and athletic accolades. In high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, National Beta…

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Norfolk State’s Joe Bryant selected for NABC Reese’s Division I All-Star Game

Courtesy of Alex Lehmbeck, Asst. SID, Norfolk State Athletics NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State men’s basketball star Joe Bryant Jr. continues to stack illustrious accolades to his decorated collegiate resume. The fifth-year senior will compete in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Reese’s Division I All-Star Game, the organization announced on Tuesday afternoon. Bryant becomes just the second player in program history to represent Norfolk State at the prestigious event, showcasing the top senior talent across the country. Former NSU guard Pendarvis Williams received the honor in 2014. Bryant was the only student-athlete from…

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