Friday, September 2, 2016

Chane Behanan Signs To Play in Dominican Republic

Former Louisville forward Chane Behanan will continue his professional career with Metros de Santiago in the Dominican Republic.

Here are details from Latinbasket.com:

Defending champion Metros de Santiago (LNB) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Chane Behanan (198-113kg-92, college: Louisville). He played last season at Science City Jena in German ProA. The last summer Behanan played at Santeros in BSN where in 47 games he had very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 9.6rpg (#2 in the league), 2.0apg and 1.2spg. Behanan helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN 2nd Team. Two years ago he was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (14th overall).

Former KWC Star Anthony Young is Headed to Uruguay

Former Kentucky Wesleyan College star Anthony Young has signed with Larres Borges Montevideo in Uruguay's top-level LUB league.

Here are details from LatinBasket.com:

Larre Borges Montevideo (LUB) landed 27-year old American small forward Anthony Young (200-113kg-89, college: Ky Wesleyan, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Penarol in Argentinian LigaA. In 25 games he averaged 10.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg last season. Young also played that season for U Universitario where in 6 LUB games he had very impressive stats: 21.3ppg and 9.0rpg. He also spent pre-season at Bigua that year.

Young received NABC Division II All-Midwest Region 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.

Young has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Young has played previously professionally in Germany (ETB Wohnbau and BSV Wulfen), Venezuela (Gigantes) and Uruguay (Montevideo BC).

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Demonte Harper Inks with BC Kalev/Cramo for Upcoming Season

Former Morehead State guard Demonte Harper has signed with BC Kalev/Cramo in Estonia for the upcoming season.

Kalev/Cramo has earned an invitation to compete in the EuroCup this season.

Here are details from Eurobasket.com:

BC Kalev/Cramo announced this week that the team has been invited to join the EuroCup and is building the roster to fit the high standards of the competition. This week, team has signed two foreign guards - Demonte Harper (193-G-89, college: Morehead St.) and Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92).

Harper made quite an impression in Morehead State University, playing side by side to Kenneth Faried and averaging 15.5 ppg and 5.0 rpg in his last season in the NCAA. Since going pro, he's been playing in strong leagues which include Italian, Adriatic, EuroChallenge etc. Last season he won a bronze in Poland with Energa Czarni, averaging 13 ppg, 4 rpg and 3 ast. His leadership abilities and rebounding skills will definitely improve the team's backcourt comparing to last season.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Former Kentucky Player Preston LeMaster Arrested for Drug Possession

Former University of Kentucky player Preston LeMaster was arrested in Bourbon County on Tuesday and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Buy/Possessing Drug Paraphernalia and Prescription Controlled Substance not in proper container.

According to WKYT.com:

LeMaster was arrested on Tuesday. He’s charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Buy/Possessing Drug Paraphernalia, and Prescription Controlled Substance not in proper container.

The Bourbon County native, who played as a walk-on from 2002 to 2006, was released on bail from the Bourbon County Detention Center on Tuesday.

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Tayshaun Prince Back in the Gym at Kentucky

Tayshaun Prince is spending some time in Lexington this summer.

John Calipari posted a picture of the former UK star at the Craft Center earlier today:

Kenny "K.J." Manigault Signs to Play in Poland

Former University of Pikeville guard K.J. Manigault has signed a contract to play in Poland this season.

Manigault has signed with AZS Koszalin in Poland's TBL league.

Here are details from AustraliaBasket.com:

AZS Koszalin (TBL) agreed terms with 25-year old American swingman Kenny Manigault (196-91, college: Pikeville). He played this summer at Goldfields Giants in Australian SBL. In 26 games he had very impressive stats: 22.6ppg, 9.2rpg, 5.7apg and 3.2spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Australian SBL All-Star Game.

Manigault graduated from Pikeville College in 2015 and it will be his second season as a professional player. His college team made it to the MSC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. He was also voted All-NAIA D1 Player of the Year and All-NAIA D1 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.

Chad Posthumus is Headed to Japan

Former Morehead State post player Chad Posthumus is headed to Japan for the upcoming season.

Posthumus has signed with Kagoshima Rebnise in Japan's B League D2.

Here are details from Eurobasket.com:

Kagoshima Rebnise (B League D2) signed 25-year old Canadian center Chad Posthumus (211-127kg-91, college: Morehead State). He played last season at Island Storm in Canadian NBL. In 19 NBL Canada games he had 10.9ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.1bpg. Posthumus also played that season for London Lightning in Canadian NBL Canada where in 22 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.0apg.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Alex Poythress Lands a Contract with the Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have signed former Kentucky forward Alex Poythress to a rookie contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed and it's likely that Poythress will spend the upcoming season in the NBA D-League.

Here is a release from the Pacers:

The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have signed Julyan Stone and Alex Poythress.

Stone is a 6-6 guard that is a three-year veteran of the NBA, spending time with both the Denver Nuggets and the Toronto Raptors. He has NBA career averages of 1.3 points and 1.1 assists per game. He has also spent time in the NBA Developmental League, playing for both the Idaho Stampede and Iowa Energy. His averages for his time in the D-League are 4.7 points and 4.3 assists. He played collegiately at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).

Alex Poythress is a 6-8 forward out of the University of Kentucky. Poythress played four seasons for the Wildcats and in his senior year he averaged 10.2 points and 6.0 rebounds. He also played for the Orlando Magic this past summer in Summer League.

Morehead State Will Play a Challenging Schedule in 2016-17

The Morehead State Eagles will play a challenging men's basketball schedule in 2016-17. 

The Eagles will battle the likes of Pittsburgh, Mississippi State, Purdue, Evansville, Marshall and Northern Kentucky in out-of-conference action.

Here is a release from MSU:

MOREHEAD, Ky. - Morehead State has finalized its 2016-17 men's basketball schedule. The 30-game slate features 15 home games, highlighted by contests at Johnson Arena against OVC foes Belmont on Jan. 14, Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 21, and Murray State on Feb. 8. The Eagles will travel to ACC member Pittsburgh on Nov. 25, Big Ten member Purdue on Dec. 3, and SEC member Mississippi State on Dec. 22.

Game times and home event promotions will be announced via MSUEagles.com in the near future.

"It's another tough schedule, and that's been the story of our lives the last few years. But, we want to play against the best. We use our tough schedule to get better throughout the year and it helps recruiting, because guys know they're going to get to play against the best in the country," said head coach Sean Woods.

The non-conference home portion of the schedule includes games against Kentucky Christian (Nov. 11), Atlantic Sun member Lipscomb (Nov. 13), Horizon League member Northern Kentucky (Nov. 30), Southern Conference foe East Tennessee State (Dec. 17), Southland Conference member Central Arkansas (Dec. 19), and Asbury (Ky.) (Dec. 28).

The Eagles start out on the road against longtime rival and Conference USA member Marshall on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The game against Marshall will be the 98th meeting with the Thundering Herd in a series that began during the 1939-40 season. Morehead State then travels to Missouri Valley Conference member Evansville (Nov. 19), Pittsburgh, Purdue, Lipscomb (Dec. 10), Big Sky member Eastern Washington (Dec. 13), and Mississippi State.

"During the non-conference road portion of the schedule, we're really going to have to pull up our boot straps and go at it because there's not an easy night," said Woods.

The OVC slate includes 16 games. Morehead State opens league play on the road against UT Martin (Dec. 31), followed by four straight home games against SIU Edwardsville (Jan. 5), Eastern Illinois (Jan. 7), Tennessee State (Jan. 12), and Belmont. They then face Murray State at home on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

"We're excited about bringing in Murray State on a Wednesday night. Our students will be in full force," said Woods.

Morehead State will play all of the teams in its division, the East, two times each, and face teams in the West just once.

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Morehead State University 2016-17 Men's Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Location
11/6/2016 Cincinnati Christian Morehead, KY TBD (Exhibition)
11/11/2016 Kentucky Christian Morehead, KY TBD
11/13/2016 Lipscomb Morehead, KY TBD
11/16/2016 at Marshall Huntington, WV TBD
11/19/2016 at Evansville Evansville, IN TBD
11/25/2016 at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA TBD
11/30/2016 Northern Kentucky Morehead, KY TBD
12/3/2016 at Purdue West Lafayette, IN TBD
12/10/2016 at Lipscomb Nashville, TN TBD
12/13/2016 at Eastern Washington Cheney, WA TBD
12/17/2016 East Tennessee State Morehead, KY TBD
12/19/2016 Central Arkansas Morehead, KY TBD
12/22/2016 at Mississippi State Starkville, MS TBD
12/28/2016 Asbury (Ky.) Morehead, KY TBD
12/31/2016 at UT-Martin Martin, TN * TBD
1/5/2017 Eastern Illinois Morehead, KY * TBD
1/7/2017 SIU Edwardsville Morehead, KY * TBD
1/12/2017 Tennessee State Morehead, KY * TBD
1/14/2017 Belmont Morehead, KY * TBD
1/19/2017 at Austin Peay Clarksville, TN * TBD
1/21/2017 Eastern Kentucky Morehead, KY * TBD
1/26/2017 at Tennessee Tech Cookeville, TN * TBD
1/28/2017 at Jacksonville State Jacksonville, AL * TBD
2/4/2017 at Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau, MO * TBD
2/8/2017 Murray State Morehead, KY * TBD
2/11/2017 at Eastern Kentucky Richmond, KY * TBD
2/16/2017 at Tennessee State Nashville, TN * TBD
2/18/2017 at Belmont Nashville, TN * TBD
2/23/2017 Tennessee Tech Morehead, KY * TBD
2/25/2017 Jacksonville State Morehead, KY * TBD

Ohio Valley Conference Tournament

3/1/2017 OVC First Round Nashville, TN * TBD
3/2/2017 OVC Second Round Nashville, TN * TBD
3/3/2017 OVC Semifinals Nashville, TN * TBD
3/4/2017 OVC Championship Nashville, TN * TBD

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