Albany State basketball adds eight in 2022 recruiting class

The Albany State University men’s babasketball added eight new players as part of their 2022 recruiting class. ASU brought in players from the prep and high school levels, community College and three D-1 transfers. “We are excited with the 2022 men’s basketball recruiting class that is coming to Albany State University. We look forward to the challenge of competing in the SIAC.” Patrick Gayle, Albany State men’s basketball head coach Here is the full recruiting class: Andy Antoine; 6’9 So. F Advance Prep, Hillsborough CCAndy is a skilled forward that…

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SIAC, SWAC and NBPA partner again on Top 50 Bball Camp

Courtesy of the SIAC: The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“SIAC”) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (“SWAC”) are pleased to announce their continued partnership in hosting the Top 50 Basketball Camp. After a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Top 50 Camp will take place from July 28th to July 30th on the campus of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA.  First developed in 2017, the Top 50 Camp features a group of the best players from the SIAC and…

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SIAC names Tuskegee’s India Blakely and Albany State’s Lachlan Ross Woman and Man of the Year

Courtesy Tyler Williams Associate Commissioneer of Communications and Senior Woman Administrator of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the inaugural SIAC Woman and Man of the Year honorees, sponsored by GEICO. India Blakely, a women’s basketball player and captain at Tuskegee University, majoring in Occupational Therapy, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Woman of the Year. Lachlan Ross, an international baseball player at Albany State University majoring in Accounting, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Man of the Year. The Man and Woman…

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Albany State’s Jordan Simpson named to BOXTOROW All-American Team

Courtesy of Albany State Athletics As the 2021-22 college basketball season begins to wind down, BOXTOROW releases its 13th annual Division II HBCU All-America teams. West Virginia State guard Glen Abrams has been named BOXTOROW Division II Player of the Year. The graduate student from Chicago, Ill. finished seventh in the Mountain East Conference in scoring (19.6), led the conference in three-point field goals made per game (3.0), averaged 4.0 rebounds per game, and averaged 3.0 assists per game. He scored 30 or more points in a game four times,…

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Four SIAC teams to play in D-II NCAA Tournament

Though the Men’s and Women’s SIAC Basketball Tournaments wrapped up this weekend , for handful of SIAC ball clubs, the dancing music plays on as they will continue on the the D-II NCAA tournament. Courtesy of the SIAC: The 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship brackets were announced Sunday night with two men’s teams and two women’s teams representing the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) among the 64 teams in each field.  On the women’s side, Savannah State and Benedict will represent the league. Benedict College women’s basketball team will…

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Savannah State wins SIAC Men’s Basketball Tournament

Courttesy of the Savannah State Athletics: Savannah State men’s basketball put together a clinic in the 2022 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Championship game, with an end-to-end 76-62 rout of Benedict College to claim the 2022 Championship Title. No one expected the string of wins Savannah State men’s basketball put together in the championship tournament. But on Saturday, they proved they were better than their regular season record. Better than the 0-3 start to the season. Better than their losing conference record. They were better than everyone thought and better…

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Day 5 Recap: 2022 SIAC Basketball Tournament

Courtesy of the SIAC Game 18 (Women)  Savannah State, 73 vs. Albany State, 59Box Score | Savannah State Post Game Interview | Albany State Post Game Interview To kickoff the Semifinals for the 2022 SIAC Basketball Tournament, presented by TIAA,  the fans of Rock Hill, South Carolina were treated to a battle between a hot, underdog team and the heavily favored powerhouse team. From the outset, the Tigers of Savannah State took control and did not look back, the pace and aggressive defense by the Tigers proved to be too much as the Tigers of…

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Benedict wins SIAC Tournament

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Benedict College Lady Tigers rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat 12th-ranked Savannah State University and repeat as SIAC Champions on Saturday in the Rock Hill Sports & Events Center. The win gives Benedict, now 23-7 on the season, an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Tournament. The selection show will be Sunday night at 10 p.m. on www.ncaa.com. The Lady Tigers trailed 61-51 with 7:45 to play in the game. Benedict went on a 14-2 run over the next…

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2022 SIAC Basketball Tournament Day 4 Recap

From the SIAC Game 14 (Women)  #2W (Lane), 57 vs. Albany State, 68Box Score | Lane Post Game Interview | Albany State Post Game Interview   To cap off day four of the SIAC Basketball Tournament, the Rock Hill Sports & Event Center was treated to an instant classic. After coming off a qualifying round victory the Lady Rams of Albany State hoped to keep their hot streak going against the favored Lady Dragons of Lane College. Coming into the game, Lane was feared throughout the SIAC for their revered play from its post players.…

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Albany State advances to SIAC Semis

The Albany State women’s basketball team defeated tthe Dragons of Lane College 68-57 to advance to the semi-finals of the SIAC women’s basketball tournament From Albany State Athletics. Kashay Hankerson led the Golden Rams with 23 points in 24 minutes off the bench.  Starting point guard Kayla Milner contributed with 16 points, 2 assist and 2 steals. In the Semi-Finals, the Golden Rams will face a Savannah State Tigers team that beat them twice during the regular season.  On January 29, the Tigers defeated the Golden Rams 72-54.  On February 7, the Tigers beat…

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