National basketball – Official Miami Heat http://www.officialmiamiheat.com/ Thu, 12 May 2022 11:59:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T132712.248.png National basketball – Official Miami Heat http://www.officialmiamiheat.com/ 32 32 The reconstruction of UMaine men’s basketball is underway https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/the-reconstruction-of-umaine-mens-basketball-is-underway/ Thu, 12 May 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/the-reconstruction-of-umaine-mens-basketball-is-underway/ Chris Markwood’s first game as a men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine is six months away, but some of his most important work is already underway. The hiring of his first assistant coach, former Drexel University chief of staff Kevin O’Driscoll, was announced Tuesday, soon to be followed by a more personal step […]]]>

Chris Markwood’s first game as a men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine is six months away, but some of his most important work is already underway.

The hiring of his first assistant coach, former Drexel University chief of staff Kevin O’Driscoll, was announced Tuesday, soon to be followed by a more personal step in his transition.

“It’s been busy but it’s been good,” said Markwood, the 2005 UMaine graduate who was named to lead the men’s basketball program at his alma mater on March 21. weekend and we’ll be there full time.

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Inaugural Forum of Women’s Basketball Champions prepares coaches for the next stage https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/inaugural-forum-of-womens-basketball-champions-prepares-coaches-for-the-next-stage/ Tue, 10 May 2022 20:11:51 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/inaugural-forum-of-womens-basketball-champions-prepares-coaches-for-the-next-stage/ History links For three days in Indianapolis, three women’s basketball assistant coaches intensely prepared for a goal they all had in common: to become a head coach. They did it in a way they had never known. Maryland associate head coach Karen Blair, Oklahoma associate head coach and scouting coordinator Amy Wright […]]]>

For three days in Indianapolis, three women’s basketball assistant coaches intensely prepared for a goal they all had in common: to become a head coach. They did it in a way they had never known.

Maryland associate head coach Karen Blair, Oklahoma associate head coach and scouting coordinator Amy Wright and Iowa assistant coach Raina Harmon attended the inaugural Women’s Basketball Champions Forum – a NCAA leadership development event scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Early attendees of the event left the experience with more knowledge and growth than they ever imagined. The notebooks they received when they arrived were almost full when they left.

“Those are probably three of the most important career development days I’ve done,” Blair said after the event, which was held May 1-3.

The three entrants were selected in conjunction with conference offices, industry experts and NCAA consultants who analyze Division I coaches across the country using rigorous selection criteria. During their Champions Forum experience, they spoke with industry leaders on a variety of topics that included the various components of the head coach interview process, personal messaging, and the transition to head coach. With a focus on the holistic development of student-athletes, the Champions Forum aims to engage participants in thoughtful and open dialogue about the challenges of coaching at the highest level.

“The Champion Forum thought process was unlike anything I had experienced before,” Wright said. “You go to conventions, you go to different career development events, and you try to improve yourself, but the thought process at that event was specifically for women’s basketball head coaches. I never thought about it. felt like that before leaving an event.”

“I felt completely immersed in the whole process,” Harmon added. “To be able to talk about things with the leaders who were here, I feel confident to go back.”

Part of that confidence stems from being better prepared in many ways to take the next step when the opportunity arises.

To better familiarize themselves with the hiring process, the trio participated in mock interviews and learned what to expect when a recruiting firm is involved. Additionally, the group discussed how to navigate a contract negotiation.

“They talked about how many decisions you have to make as a head coach, but just go through this contract and learn how many decisions you have to make to become a head coach, how to negotiate the things you want and what pieces of the puzzle you wanted was telling,” Harmon said. “There’s a lot of work to be done before you get named head coach.

Blair added, “It was great, though, because I’ve never had a conversation like that. You don’t get that anywhere else.”

One of the themes of the Champions Forum was to help coaches effectively communicate their vision for a program to different audiences. As assistant coaches, participants have spent their careers following the visions and helping to create cultures of other head coaches. It was their turn to begin to fully develop their vision and concisely share how they would lead others.

“In terms of the thought process throughout this experience, it was huge because now I know this vision and how to talk about it,” Wright said. “Getting feedback from other people, getting feedback from people in the industry or even feedback that I didn’t want to hear, it was great to have that.”

“We heard this all the time: to be a really good leader, you have to be an effective communicator,” Blair added. “But that next part is who I want to be as a leader. I think I walk away from that knowing now that I’m more confident in who I am and what type of leader I want to be.”

All participants in the Champions Forum were challenged to think deeply about their personal values ​​and the importance of aligning them with their coaching missions. Memphis women’s basketball head coach Katrina Merriweather, in conversation with the three participants, emphasized the need for coaches to ensure their values ​​align with any job they take on.

“It’s not often that we stop and think about what we want as assistant coaches,” Harmon said. “Being able to take that job back and spend some time with myself this summer, figuring out when I get a head coaching opportunity, what do I want to do, who am I and what culture am I going to create myself program is really important.”

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Red and Black Gala celebrates the best in tech athletics https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/red-and-black-gala-celebrates-the-best-in-tech-athletics/ Mon, 09 May 2022 02:54:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/red-and-black-gala-celebrates-the-best-in-tech-athletics/ LUBBOCK, TX –Texas Tech Athletics celebrated its best and brightest of the 2021-22 college year Sunday night at the Red and Black Gala hosted by the JT Student-Athlete Development Department and Margaret Talkington at Buddy Holly Hall. The gala, an annual event for Texas Tech student-athletes each May, recognizes student-athletes not only for their work […]]]>

LUBBOCK, TX –Texas Tech Athletics celebrated its best and brightest of the 2021-22 college year Sunday night at the Red and Black Gala hosted by the JT Student-Athlete Development Department and Margaret Talkington at Buddy Holly Hall.

The gala, an annual event for Texas Tech student-athletes each May, recognizes student-athletes not only for their work in competition, but also in the classroom and through community service initiatives. The show also highlights various athletic staff and community groups for their efforts in promoting a successful student-athlete experience.

After earning his first appearance in an NCAA tournament in 20 years, Tony GraystoneThe volleyball program was a frequent recipient throughout the night after being named Women’s Team of the Year. Graystone, himself, was named Female Athletic Coach of the Year for his efforts to revitalize the volleyball program.

On the men’s side, the Red Raider men’s golf and basketball programs shared Team of the Year honors after Greg Sands‘ finished tied for 11th nationally at last year’s NCAA championships. The men’s basketball program, meanwhile, went from unranked to start the season to a Sweet 16 appearance last season, winning Mark Adams additional accolades as Male Athletic Coach of the Year.

Jace Jungthe reigning Big 12 Player of the Year on Diamond, and Ruth Usoro, two-time national triple jump champion, were each named Red Raiders of the Year for their competitive work. They were joined on stage earlier in the evening by female basketball players Bryn Gerlichwho received the prestigious Jeannine McHaney Award.

The ceremony also honored the top senior graduate for each sport, the list of student-athletes who achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall semester, and recipients of the Big 12’s Dr. Gerald Lage award. Conference. Additional winners included athletics Gabe Oladipo and softball Maddie Westmoreland with the Spirit and Sportsmanship Awards then football xavier white and soccer Penelope Mulenga as Returning Athletes of the Year.

Each award presented at the gala was determined based on academic merit in consultation with athletic staff including at the Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes and the JT and Margaret Talkington Department of Student-Athlete Development.

Below is a full list of Red and Black Gala Award winners.

RED AND BLACK GALA AWARD WINNERS
Spirit and Sportsmanship Awards:
Gabe Oladipo (Athletics), Maddie Westmoreland (Balloon-soft)

Returning Athletes of the Year: xavier white (Soccer), Penelope Mulenga (Football)

JT and Margaret Talkington Student-Athlete Development Award: Tony Bradford Jr. (Soccer), callie jones (Racetrack)

Best GPA Team: Men’s golf and women’s golf

Red Raider Giveback Rewards: Women’s football and golf

Jeannine McHaney Award: Bryn Gerlich (women’s basketball)

Athletics Administrator of the Year: Imelda GarciaAthletic Coach (Volleyball)

Athletics Teammate Award: Donation night at Cardinals Sports Center

Workhorse of strength and conditioning: Lexy Hightower (women’s basketball), Bryson Williams (men’s basketball), Riley Ehlen (soft ball), Caitlin Dugan (Volleyball), Sandy Scott (men’s golf), Anna Dong (women’s golf), Isaac Arevalo (Tennis Men), Olivia Peet (Women’s Tennis), Konner wood (men’s athletics), callie jones (women’s athletics), Thomas Velvin (men’s cross country), Halena Rahman (Women’s Cross Country), Dadrion Taylor-Demerson (Soccer), Hannah Anderson (Football), Brandon Birdsell (Baseball)

Red & Black Price: Viviane Gray (women’s basketball), Bryson Williams (men’s basketball), payton jackson (Softball), Brooke Kansas (Volleyball), Sandy Scott (men’s golf), Gala Dumez (women’s golf), Ilgiz Valiev (Tennis Men), Marguerite Skriabina (Women’s Tennis), Mouad Zahafi (Men’s Track), Monae Nichols (Women’s Track), Edward Rush (men’s cross country), Halena Rahman (Women’s Cross Country), Henri Teter (Soccer), Hannah Anderson (Football), Parker-Kelly (Baseball)
Fearless Champion Rewards:
Parker-Kelly (Baseball), Viviane Gray (women’s basketball)

Red Raiders of the Year: Ruth Usoro (Athletics), Jace Jung (Baseball)

Coaches of the year: Mark Adams (men’s basketball), Tony Graystone (Volleyball)

Teams of the year: Men’s Golf/Men’s Basketball and Volleyball

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Former Aggie Billy Keys will return as Men’s Basketball Video Coordinator https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/former-aggie-billy-keys-will-return-as-mens-basketball-video-coordinator/ Sat, 07 May 2022 11:08:21 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/former-aggie-billy-keys-will-return-as-mens-basketball-video-coordinator/ LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State men’s basketball legend Billy Keys will return to the men’s basketball program as an assistant in 2022-23. Keys will join first-year head coach Greg Heiar’s staff as the team’s video coordinator, the schedule announced Thursday afternoon. Keys will join assistant Dominique Taylor, director of basketball operations Chad Donley and […]]]>

LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State men’s basketball legend Billy Keys will return to the men’s basketball program as an assistant in 2022-23.

Keys will join first-year head coach Greg Heiar’s staff as the team’s video coordinator, the schedule announced Thursday afternoon. Keys will join assistant Dominique Taylor, director of basketball operations Chad Donley and director of player development Darin Graham as the fourth member of Heiar’s first team at Las Cruces.

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“Really thrilled to announce former NMSU player Billy Keys as the next member of our coaching staff. I couldn’t think of a better person and former player to hire in this role,” Heiar said in a statement. “Billy had a genuine passion and love for the State of New Mexico and this community. His outgoing personality and energy will be a great addition to what we are building here.”

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Defensive mind guard JJ Louden commits to Weber State men’s basketball | News, Sports, Jobs https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/defensive-mind-guard-jj-louden-commits-to-weber-state-mens-basketball-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 03 May 2022 06:23:23 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/defensive-mind-guard-jj-louden-commits-to-weber-state-mens-basketball-news-sports-jobs/ Photo provided, JJ Louden In this April 2022 photo, JJ Louden, now committed to Weber State men’s basketball, poses with his father, John Louden Sr., during a recruiting visit to the Dee Events Center in Ogden. JJ Louden’s path to his momentous Monday is likely similar to that of many high schoolers […]]]>

Photo provided, JJ Louden

In this April 2022 photo, JJ Louden, now committed to Weber State men’s basketball, poses with his father, John Louden Sr., during a recruiting visit to the Dee Events Center in Ogden.

JJ Louden’s path to his momentous Monday is likely similar to that of many high schoolers trying to land spots on a varsity team, especially on a Division I roster.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made that path uncertain but, over time, Louden has found his way to what he considers the right place.

Louden, a 6-foot-5 point guard from Indianapolis, Indiana, announced his commitment to men’s basketball from Weber State on Monday afternoon, giving the Wildcats their second commitment of the 2022 class.

“I feel like an underrated player, but I’m very grateful for how it all went and where I’m going,” Louden told the Standard-Examiner. “It’s all part of God’s plan and I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given.”

Louden said by the time interest finally hit full steam over the past three months or so — something that was close to life before 2020 — Weber State and Utah were most serious about in his recruitment, the UNLV also expressing a warm interest. Officially, his other offers came from IUPUI and Canisius.

Louden — officially John Louden Jr. — was unable to complete his sophomore season at Pike High School in Indianapolis due to the coronavirus outbreak, which also canceled this summer’s AAU Tour nationwide in 2020. Recruitment of preparation players his age, he says, practically stopped. Then a hand injury left him out of summer ball again, forcing him to miss the best recruiting judging periods of 2021.

“Times were tough but my mom, my dad, they kept me motivated to keep working, God got me and when the time comes I have to take advantage of it,” he said. “So I just stayed in the gym, kept working out and now I’m where I am.”

Aiming for new exposure, he and his dad got the opportunity to play Desert Valley Prep in Las Vegas for his senior season, a team that spent a lot of time traveling to games in California, Arizona and Utah.

It worked. Louden averaged 17 points, 12 assists, and six rebounds per game, according to his dad (official stats for academy-style teams are sometimes hard to come by online), and he’s heard from the likes of Cincinnati, Cal, San Diego State, New Mexico State and a few others in the west.

On the court, Louden said the change of scenery helped his game develop after playing against what he said were bigger, more deliberate players in the Midwest.

“It sped up my game and I gained a lot of confidence,” he said. “Over there on the west coast, everyone is super athletic, super fast. So just seeing this change in the game helped a lot.

About two months ago, Weber State associate head coach Eric Duft reached out and told Louden he liked his game. His size and stature stand out on the defensive end, and he has said he was trying to play a full game. His father compares his game to that of Jrue Holiday.

“The Indianapolis, Indiana product will be a steal for any school that lands his services,” @LGreenwellHoops tweeted about Louden on April 1st. “6’5 PG who likes to disrupt defensively with his length.”

As of September 2021, known Western recruiting circles include Christian PoP’oola tweeted that Louden is an “elite passer, high IQ, defensive-minded playmaker who likes to involve his teammates”.

Shortly after Duft, other WSU coaches were in touch, and a few weeks ago he and his family traveled to Ogden for an official visit – something the rookies are doing for the first time since 2019.

“The way they treated me and my family during the visit was amazing. They treated us like we were already part of the program. We loved the atmosphere there,” said Louden said.

Although in conversations with places like Utah and UNLV, Louden said Weber State made the most sense, and with advice from his high school coach Ty Lofton on finding the right fit, he took his decision.

Louden joins Las Vegas native Chris Dockery, a 6-foot-6 freshman wing, as part of Weber State’s Class of 2022 commitments. The Wildcats have five other scholarships available and are targeting several experienced Division I transfers, while holding out hope for an upset win in the recruiting battle for 6-foot-10 prep forward Jorge Diaz from Florida’s famed IMG Academy.



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UNC men’s basketball guard Kerwin Walton to enter NCAA transfer portal https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/unc-mens-basketball-guard-kerwin-walton-to-enter-ncaa-transfer-portal/ Sun, 01 May 2022 15:50:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/unc-mens-basketball-guard-kerwin-walton-to-enter-ncaa-transfer-portal/ On Sunday morning, UNC men’s basketball team officials confirmed that Kerwin Walton would enter the transfer portal. Last season, the sophomore shooter averaged 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game and recorded a season-high 14 points in a win over the College of Charleston in early November. During his two seasons with the Tar Heels, […]]]>

On Sunday morning, UNC men’s basketball team officials confirmed that Kerwin Walton would enter the transfer portal.

Last season, the sophomore shooter averaged 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game and recorded a season-high 14 points in a win over the College of Charleston in early November. During his two seasons with the Tar Heels, Walton established himself as one of the team’s top marksmen, shooting an impressive 39.9 percent from the three-point line.

After working his way into the starting lineup in his first year with the program, Walton saw less playing time in his second year. At the end of last season, he was no longer part of the regular rotation.

The former 4-star rookie from Hopkins, Minn., was ranked 133rd in the nation and 21st shooter according to 247Sports. Along with North Carolina, Minnesota seemed to be one of Walton’s first-choice schools when recruited.

Walton is currently going through the NBA draft process, having entered the draft field on April 27, and plans to use the experience to gather professional feedback. He plans to return to college for his junior season.

With Walton’s departure, the Tar Heels now have an outstanding purse and will likely look to fill that void through the transfer portal in the coming weeks.

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Steve Prohm Basketball Camps Announces Summer Schedule https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/steve-prohm-basketball-camps-announces-summer-schedule/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 16:03:10 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/steve-prohm-basketball-camps-announces-summer-schedule/ History links The 2022 Steve Prohm Basketball Camps announced the summer program with three different weeks of fun for boys and girls of all ages. Prohm Summer Camps are an annual activity where young players experience the great game of basketball. “We look forward to another great summer of […]]]>

The 2022 Steve Prohm Basketball Camps announced the summer program with three different weeks of fun for boys and girls of all ages. Prohm Summer Camps are an annual activity where young players experience the great game of basketball.

“We look forward to another great summer of campus basketball camp at Murray State,” Coach Prohm said. “Our goal is to teach young players the fundamentals of the game while providing a fun environment. We will have an experienced staff of instructors, including many former and current Murray State players. Through daily drills, competitions and games, campers can look forward to an exciting and rewarding week with the Racers.”

Steve Prohm Camps are held at the CFSB Center at Murray State University.

The first camp is a camp for young people aged 7 to 17 (from June 6 to 9) at a cost of $195 per camper. The camp starts each day at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

The next session (June 13 to 16) is for 5 to 7 year olds and costs $95 per camper. The day starts at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. The last week of camp (July 25-28) is for children ages 7 through those entering seventh grade and the cost per camper is $195.

Parents are allowed to start dropping off their children at the CFSB Center from 8 a.m. For full day camps, supervision will be provided until 5 p.m. The last day of full day camps ends at noon. Adult supervision is guaranteed at all times.

Lunch will be provided, however, campers are permitted to bring their own lunch if they wish. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt, ball and certificate of completion. A camp tradition is the Ice Cream Shot. When the shooting is done by a staff member, all campers are entitled to ice.

For more information, call Jack Seltsam at the Murray State Men’s Basketball office at (270) 809-5433. Parents should email their child’s registration form to jselstam@murraystate.edu.

About Murray State Athletics
Located in Murray, Kentucky, the Murray State University Department of Athletics is a member of NCAA Division I and plays in the championship football subdivision. The Racers have 15 programs, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and golf teams and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, athletics and volleyball, as well as a mixed team of riflemen. . Currently a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, the Racers will join the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2022. The Racers will begin play in the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023.

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TABC Honored Chaps – Lubbock Christian University Athletics https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/tabc-honored-chaps-lubbock-christian-university-athletics/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 16:43:26 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/tabc-honored-chaps-lubbock-christian-university-athletics/ By: Everett Corder (everett.corder@lcu.edu) History links SUGAR LAND, Texas (April 27, 2022) — Four members of the Lubbock Christian men’s basketball program have been honored with awards from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, the association announced Tuesday. All four Chaparrals were recognized with awards in the Small College Division. Todd […]]]>


SUGAR LAND, Texas (April 27, 2022) — Four members of the Lubbock Christian men’s basketball program have been honored with awards from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, the association announced Tuesday.

All four Chaparrals were recognized with awards in the Small College Division. Todd Duncan was named Association Coach of the Year, Jason Imes was named Assistant Coach of the Year, Miro Szabados was named Assistant Student of the Year and Parker Hicks was named player of the year.

The TABC was founded in 1975 with the goal of helping the sport gain recognition in Texas and has since passed the 5,000 member mark, helping basketball grow in the Lone Star State.

Duncan and Imes led the LCU to the best season in program history, as the Chaps set a new school winning record with a 47-4 overall record. They started the year 20–0, reaching No. 1 in the national rankings, which was another first for the program, and ultimately won a second consecutive Lone Star Conference regular season title. The 2021-22 season was the 11and for the coaching duo to lead Lubbock Christian, and the Chaps are 202-111 (.645) in that era.

Szabados is a more recent addition to Chaparral’s staff but has been a huge asset in the 2021-22 season thanks to his strong work ethic. He helped everywhere, helping with everything from drills in training and in-game stats to cleaning uniforms and ordering food on the road.

Hicks was the D2CCA South Central Region Player of the Year as well as the Lone Star Conference Player of the Year, winning the latter award for the second consecutive season. He led the Chaparrals in scoring and rebounding with 19.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Hicks shot 55.7 percent from the field to lead the conference in that category, including 43.0 percent from behind the arc. He played in all 31 LCU games, averaging 35.1 minutes per game. Shooting 85.2 percent from the free throw line, Hicks also contributed 33 interceptions and 27 blocks during the season. Six times during the year he was named LSC Defensive Player of the Week and he also won an Offensive Player of the Week award.

He scored in double figures in every game this season and had 14 double-doubles. On February 8, Hicks set a new Lubbock Christian program record by scoring 50 points in a single game against Texas A&M International. In total, he scored 597 points in the 2021-22 season, which is the third most by a Chaparral player in school history.

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‘Another home:’ Men’s basketball lands first high school commitment of recruiting class of 2022 – The Sunflower https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/another-home-mens-basketball-lands-first-high-school-commitment-of-recruiting-class-of-2022-the-sunflower/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 00:01:39 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/another-home-mens-basketball-lands-first-high-school-commitment-of-recruiting-class-of-2022-the-sunflower/ Shocker’s recent engagement Jacob Wilson poses for a photo during his official visit last week. (Courtesy of Jacob Wilson) The Wichita State men’s basketball team landed its first high school commitment of the offseason on Sunday. Jacob Wilson, a 6-foot-5 guard from Baton Rouge, La., announced his commitment to the Shockers on Sunday. The engagement […]]]>
Shocker’s recent engagement Jacob Wilson poses for a photo during his official visit last week. (Courtesy of Jacob Wilson)

The Wichita State men’s basketball team landed its first high school commitment of the offseason on Sunday.

Jacob Wilson, a 6-foot-5 guard from Baton Rouge, La., announced his commitment to the Shockers on Sunday. The engagement comes just a week after Wilson made an official visit to WSU.

“It was like another home,” Wilson said. “All the fans, they’re really supportive. I just felt it was the right place for me and the relationship with the coaches, it was really important for my recruitment.

WSU was later able to confirm Wilson’s addition, after signing their national Letter of Intent. Wilson joins the Shockers in a depleted position, after leaving the backcourt last season, Craig Porter Jr. and Tyson Etienne, left this offseason.

“Jacob is a guy who can handle multiple positions due to his height, skill set and basketball IQ,” head coach Isaac Brown said in a statement. “He has a high ceiling and will be a very good player in our program.”

The Shockers were one of the few major programs interested in Wilson, who chose WSU over state runners-up New Mexico, LSU, UTEP and Louisiana.

Wilson had 1,875 career points for Liberty Magnet High School, while leading the Patriots to a Division II semifinal in 2021 and a second-place finish in 2022.

“I feel like I’ve definitely been under-recruited, but I’m really lucky to have this great opportunity to play at a high level,” Wilson said. “There are great teams but I was most definitely overlooked.”

Wilson comes to WSU having not been ranked by any major recruiting services, but was still one of Louisiana State’s top performers last season. Wilson scored a total of 48 points against Scotlandville, one of the top basketball programs in the state.

During his senior season at Liberty High School in Baton Rouge, Wilson averaged 19.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Wilson also earned first-team Class 4A honors in Louisiana.

“You always have to have that chip on your shoulder,” Wilson said. “When you’re a top player in the state, you have a target on your back, so you have to transfer that to the field. It’s that behavior that you have to step on everybody’s neck to be honest. , really have that courage to get it.

Wilson joins WSU after a massive exodus this offseason, which saw 10 of the 13 players on last season’s roster leave the program. Currently, Kenny Pohto is the only player who saw minutes last year who is expected to return. Jalen Ricks and Isaac Abidde are the other returning players, but both players wore red shirts a season ago.

So far, the Shockers have added Xavier Bell, James Rojas and Quincy Ballard, as they work to replace 92.2% of the scoring and 93.1% of the minutes of last year’s team.

“I just have to come and produce, just build relationships with my teammates and win games,” Wilson said. “Try to make it to the NCAA Tournament.”

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Report: Veteran PG Tyger Campbell returns to UCLA men’s basketball https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/report-veteran-pg-tyger-campbell-returns-to-ucla-mens-basketball/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 05:09:42 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/report-veteran-pg-tyger-campbell-returns-to-ucla-mens-basketball/ Tyger Campbell has been a mainstay in the Bruins roster since returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in 2019. And the leader of all the conferences isn’t leaving Westwood yet. According to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, the UCLA men’s basketball veteran returns for his senior season in redshirt. The reporting deadline […]]]>

Tyger Campbell has been a mainstay in the Bruins roster since returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in 2019.

And the leader of all the conferences isn’t leaving Westwood yet.

According to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, the UCLA men’s basketball veteran returns for his senior season in redshirt. The reporting deadline for the 2022 NBA Draft is set for Sunday night, but Campbell is going to let that slip by and stay in school another year instead.

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