Friday, May 29, 2015

Season Highlights of 2016 Owen County Forward Carson Williams

Check out these highlights from last season of 2016 Owen County High School forward Carson Williams:


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Indianapolis Announces Tyler Rambo, Other Signees for 2015-16

The University of Indianapolis has announced the signings of several players, including former Murray State forward Tyler Rambo, for 2015-16.

Rambo transferred to UIndy after three seasons with the Racers.

Here is an excerpt from UIndy's press release:

Lastly, Tyler Rambo comes to UIndy with one year of eligibility after spending four seasons (one redshirt) at Murray State. The 6-5 forward played in 30 games for the Racers last year, averaging 3.4 points and 1.5 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per contest. He was a key reserve on an MSU team that finished 29-6 in 2014-15, including a perfect 16-0 run through the Ohio Valley Conference regular season and two wins at the NIT.

Rambo is originally from Grandview, Mo., near Kansas City. He attended Grandview High School for three years before playing his senior season at Christian Life Center Academy in Humble,Texas. He was an all-district and all-conference performer in Missouri and later an McDonald's All-America nominee in Texas.

"Tyler will fit into our up-tempo system nicely with his speed and athleticism," predicted Gouard. "His performance at Murray State has shown us that he knows what it takes to be successful at the college level. We are in need of toughness and leadership, and Tyler presents both. He's motivated to make this his best season in college basketball, and we are excited to partner with him in making this happen. We expect great things out of Tyler."

Complete Release

John Calipari, Other SEC Coaches Do V Throw Challenge

John Calipari and other SEC coaches have put together a V Throw Challenge video.

Calipari challenged Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Patrick Patterson, Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and Anthony Davis to participate.

The entire SEC challenged the Big 12 coaches to take part.

Check out the video:


WKU's Ray Harper to Appear in Glasgow on June 2

Western Kentucky head coach Ray Harper will be appearing at Colton's Steak House on June 2.

Here are details from WKU:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Hilltopper Basketball head coach Ray Harper will speak at Colton’s Steak House in Glasgow on Tuesday, June 2 during lunch from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM.

Hilltopper fans who attend wearing WKU gear will have a chance to win an autographed Coach Harper basketball and a $25 Colton’s Steak House gift card. In addition, Big Red is scheduled to be in attendance for pictures and family fun.

Colton’s is located at 206 N L Rogers Wells Blvd. in Glasgow.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Morehead State Adds JUCO Guard/Forward Ronnye Beamon

Morehead State has signed JUCO guard/forward Ronnye Beamon for 2015-16. 




Here is a press release from MSU:

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Ronnye Beamon, a 6-foot-5 guard/forward who helped Kaskaskia (Ill.) to a 23-9 record last season, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately.

"I want to welcome Ronnye to the Morehead State men's basketball program," Head Coach Sean Woods said. "He's another young man who fits our style and system. Ronnye has enjoyed a lot of success in his career and will bring a winning mentality to our team the next two seasons."

Beamon averaged 10.5 points and 3.3 rebounds as a sophomore in 2014-15. He drilled 49 percent from the field and 74 percent from the foul line. The National Junior College Athletic Association Blue Devils won seven consecutive tilts and finished 11-5 in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.

A native of Calumet City, Ill., Beamon started his collegiate career at Horizon League member Youngstown State. He played in 13 contests for the Penguins as a freshman in 2013-14.

Beamon was a four-year letterwinner at Bishop Noll High School in Hammond, Ind. He helped the Warriors to a 73-19 record (.793) from 2008-12. BNHS captured sectional, regional and semi-state championships on its way to a 2011 Indiana High School Athletic Association 2A runner-up finish.

Beamon was an All-Greater South Shore Conference selection his final two seasons and Honorable-Mention All-State choice his final campaign. He averaged 14.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 steals as a senior after posting 12.0 points and 5.0 boards per contest as a junior.

"We've heard good things about Ronnye's work ethic," Woods added. "He's a big-time athlete who can help us on both ends of the floor. Defensively, Ronnye can guard four positions and will help in our press. Offensively, he can make shots and score in a variety of ways."

Complete Release

Murray State Assistant Matt McMahon is Headed to Louisiana Tech

Murray State assistant coach Matt McMahon is leaving to take a new job at Louisiana Tech.

According to reports, McMahon will serve as associate head coach on Eric Konkol's staff at Tech.

Here is an excerpt from TheNewsStar.com:

Tuesday's announcement that former George Mason point guard Tony Skinn, who has no college coaching experience, may not have fit the criteria, but Wednesday's addition of Murray State assistant Matt McMahon is more along the lines of what Konkol was after.

"To be able to land an assistant of Matt's caliber and experience level and, what people in Ruston will find, the type of person he is with his wife and three kids, I really think it's a home run," Konkol told The News-Star on Wednesday.

McMahon will serve as Tech's associate head coach. With Skinn and McMahon on board, Konkol has two more hires to make to round out his staff.

Complete Article

John Calipari to Coach at USA Basketball Fantasy Camp

Kentucky head coach John Calipari will be one of several coaches at the USA Basketball Fantasy Camp in August.

Some other coaches who'll join Calipari are Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon, Oklahoma's Lon Kruger, Wake Forest's Danny Manning, Purdue's Matt Painter, Villanova's Jay Wright and former Georgia Tech and College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins.

Here is a release:

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO (May 27, 2015) -- USA Basketball has announced its coaching staff for the third annual Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas this summer from August 12-14. This ultra-exclusive camp allows basketball enthusiasts the opportunity to train like a member of the USA National Team. As previously announced, 1992 Dream Team assistant coach PJ Carlesimo (ESPN) will once again be the camp director, with Jay Bilas (ESPN) and Bill Raftery (CBS Sports) serving as commissioners.

Coaches for this year's fantasy camp will include Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductee and Kentucky's head coach John Calipari, Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon, Oklahoma's Lon Kruger, Wake Forest's Danny Manning, Purdue's Matt Painter, Villanova's Jay Wright and former Georgia Tech and College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins. As some of the best in the game, these coaches have been involved with USA Basketball for a number of years in many capacities. Danny Manning played on the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team, while Bobby Cremins served as an assistant coach in 1996.

"Our USA Basketball Fantasy Camp participants have come to expect a high level of instruction and insight from our coaching staff and this year will be no different," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman. "This camp is the ultimate insider experience for those who love the game of basketball and our exceptional coaching staff is prepared to provide three full days of on-court action at UNLV."

Since the USA Basketball Fantasy Camp's inception, campers have joined the USA Basketball National Team members as guests at the illustrious Wynn Las Vegas. Beyond their luxurious accommodations, participants will receive many unique experiences and perks including coaching and instruction from the top names in basketball, access to USA National Team practices during its 2015 training camp, special social events at Tryst Nightclub, an exclusive USA Basketball Nike apparel and footwear package and the opportunity to attend the 2015 USA Basketball Showcase on August 13 at the Thomas & Mack Center

Fantasy Camp registrants must be at least 35 years or older to participate. Rooms, meals and ground transportation will be provided as part of the event.

For more information about the Fantasy Camp please visit www.USABFantasyCamp.com or contact Matt Chacksfield at 513-745-5850 or mchacksfield@procamps.com.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

UK Announces That Mychal Mulder Has Signed

UK has announced that JUCO transfer Mychal Mulder has officially signed with the men's basketball program.

Here's a release from UK:

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky men’s basketball team has added standout junior-college transfer Mychal Mulder to its already highly-rated 2015 signing class. Mulder signed a national letter of intent earlier this month and will join fall signees Isaiah Briscoe, Skal Labissiere and Charles Matthews for the 2015-16 season.

Mulder is a 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard from Windsor, Ontario. He averaged 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while connecting on 46.3 percent of his field goals from 3-point range as a sophomore at Vincennes University. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

“I’m so excited to be coaching Mychal,” head coach John Calipari said. “He’s been in a great program the last two years and been pushed hard by a terrific coach. His teams have won and he’s shared, yet he was still rewarded as a First Team All-American. He fits our program.”

A knockdown 3-pointer shooter with terrific athleticism, Mulder is rated as the No. 18 junior college prospect and the No. 5 junior college shooting guard by 247Sports. Mulder earned junior college All-America honors this past season while leading Vincennes University to a 33-2 during his sophomore season. During his freshman campaign, he averaged 8.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 38.3 percent from long range. He was originally a member of the 2013 class and was considered a top-10 prospect out of Canada at the time.

“A lot of great people recruited me and I had a lot of things to really weigh, but I just thought, at the end of the day, playing at Kentucky is probably my best chance of continuing my career after college,” Mulder said when he announced his commitment in late April. “I hope to play professionally one day, and I felt like that would probably be my best opportunity.”

Mulder is the first junior college addition to a Calipari team since Eloy Vargas joined the roster prior to the 2010-11 season. He joins Trey Lyles as recent Canadian-born players to join the Kentucky program.

“I think I’ll fit in well,” Mulder said of joining UK. “I’m going to bring a winning attitude that I learned (at Vincennes University) and try to carry over there. I know (Kentucky is) all about winning and that’s something I try to be all about too, so I’m going to try to carry that over and try to make an impact the best I can.”

Kentucky’s 2015 recruiting class is currently regarded as a top-three recruiting class by most major outlets. It marks the seventh consecutive recruiting class under Calipari to earn a top-three ranking.

For the latest on the Kentucky men's basketball team, follow @KentuckyMBB on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and on the web at UKathletics.com.

Shaqquan Aaron Will Transfer to USC

Former Louisville guard Shaqquan Aaron will transfer to USC, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

Aaron will sit out the 2015-16 season and be eligible in 2016-17.


Union College Announces Summer Camp Dates

The Union College men's basketball program will hold summer camps in June and July.

Schedule:

June 15-17: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each day; Ages 5-15
July 13-15: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each day; Ages 5-15
July 20-22: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each day; Ages 5-15

Here's more information from UC:

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union College men's basketball program has announced the dates for their annual Individual Summer Camps, which will take place throughout June and July on the Union campus.

The first session of camps will begin on June 15th and run through the 17th at Robsion Arena, with the second session to follow starting on July 13th and running through the 15th. The third and final session of camps will start on July 20th and run through the 22nd.

Each camp is for ages five through 15, and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Campers will be appropriately grouped by age and skill level, and will cost $60.

For more information, check out the camp flyer here, or contact head coach Kevin Burton at 606.546.1705 or email at kburton@unionky.edu .

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