Category Archives: 2016-17 Season

Randy Onwuasor receives release from Southern Utah

Randy Onwuasor led the Big Sky in scoring last season as a junior, averaging 23.6 points per game, which was also good for the fifth-best mark in the nation.

CEDAR CITY, UT. — The 2017-18 season is quickly approaching, but the transfer market is still garnering its fair share of attention.

While the bulk of the players who had transferred have found their new homes, there are still several players still on the market. With each passing day, it seems as though more players could be added at any given moment.

On Tuesday, another big name guard was granted his release, and instantly became a highly sought-after player for several teams across the country.

Following an impressive junior season with the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, guard Randy Onwuasor was granted his release from the program. He requested his release last week. Continue reading Randy Onwuasor receives release from Southern Utah

Former UNC Wilmington guard Mark Matthews to transfer to Florida Gulf Coast

Mark Matthews scored over 2,000 points at Fort Myers High School. On Saturday, he announced that he was transferring to Florida Gulf Coast, returning to his hometown of Fort Myers in the process.

FORT MYERS, Fl. — Mark Matthews was once a heralded high school recruit at Fort Myers High School, scoring over 2,000 points during his high school career.

Now, after two years, the 6’6” shooting guard is returning to the city where it all began for him.

The native of Fort Myers announced on Saturday that he was transferring to his hometown team, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, becoming the member of Dunk City in the process. Continue reading Former UNC Wilmington guard Mark Matthews to transfer to Florida Gulf Coast

How would rosters look if players stayed closer to home: Part Three

Edric Dennis is one of the many small school stars who would be showcasing their talents on a much-larger scene if players stayed closer to home. (Source: Jackson State Sports | Twitter)

CALGARY, Alta. — In recent years, the importance of recruiting in college basketball can’t be stressed enough. Players travel all across the country, and the world, to play basketball at any one of the 351 Division I institutions.

But, what if that wasn’t the case? What if players had to play as close to their home state as possible?

That’s what we asked ourselves, and we wanted to see what the rosters would look like if that was the case.

So, we went through each and every team’s roster after the 2016-17 season came to an end, and a list of over 5,200 names was compiled. With it being alphabetized by state and hometown, we went to work.

Here’s how players were assigned to their respective rosters:

  • First, any player from a respective university town was automatically placed on that team. (EX: Divine Myles is from Mobile, AL, therefore placed on the roster for the South Alabama Jaguars).
  • Second, any player from the state that was on a team’s roster in that state was placed on their original team. (EX: Miles Bridges hails from Flint, MI, but played for the Michigan State Spartans, thus he returned to their roster.)
  • Third, any remaining players from a respective state were split up to the teams in the state, with an effort to provide a mix of under and upperclassmen, as well as guards and forwards.
  • Next, if there were any slots open on teams after all of the players born in the USA were off the board from a particular state,  teams could draw from other states. However, they could only draw from states that directly bordered themselves. (EX: teams in Alabama could only draw from teams in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi).
  • Next, once all of the USA born players were gone, the process moved to Canada. Only states that bordered Canada could have Canadians on their roster.
  • And finally, the International players. Any team that still had holes on their roster would be filled with players from anywhere outside of North America.

All teams have between 13 and 16 players, with the final number based on the availability of players in a certain area of the country.

We googled each and every university, and used the city name that came up on the school’s academic website.

With 351 teams and over 5,200 players, the list has been broken down into three parts. You can find links to Parts One and Two at the bottom of Part Three.

Without further ado, let’s see how your favourite team would look if players had to play as close to home as possible. Continue reading How would rosters look if players stayed closer to home: Part Three

How would rosters look if players stayed closer to home: Part Two

The Kentucky Wildcats would look nothing like the teams we’ve seen recently, and a pair of their stars would find themselves on some unexpected rosters, including Isaiah Briscoe. (Source: CBS Sports)

CALGARY, Alta. — In recent years, the importance of recruiting in college basketball can’t be stressed enough. Players travel all across the country, and the world, to play basketball at any one of the 351 Division I institutions.

But, what if that wasn’t the case? What if players had to play as close to their home state as possible?

That’s what we asked ourselves, and we wanted to see what the rosters would look like if that was the case.

So, we went through each and every team’s roster after the 2016-17 season came to an end, and a list of over 5,200 names was compiled. With it being alphabetized by state and hometown, we went to work.

Here’s how players were assigned to their respective rosters:

  • First, any player from a respective university town was automatically placed on that team. (EX: Divine Myles is from Mobile, AL, therefore placed on the roster for the South Alabama Jaguars).
  • Second, any player from the state that was on a team’s roster in that state was placed on their original team. (EX: Miles Bridges hails from Flint, MI, but played for the Michigan State Spartans, thus he returned to their roster.)
  • Third, any remaining players from a respective state were split up to the teams in the state, with an effort to provide a mix of under and upperclassmen, as well as guards and forwards.
  • Next, if there were any slots open on teams after all of the players born in the USA were off the board from a particular state,  teams could draw from other states. However, they could only draw from states that directly bordered themselves. (EX: teams in Alabama could only draw from teams in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi).
  • Next, once all of the USA born players were gone, the process moved to Canada. Only states that bordered Canada could have Canadians on their roster.
  • And finally, the International players. Any team that still had holes on their roster would be filled with players from anywhere outside of North America.

All teams have between 13 and 16 players, with the final number based on the availability of players in a certain area of the country.

We googled each and every university, and used the city name that came up on the school’s academic website.

With 351 teams and over 5,200 players, the list has been broken down into three parts. You can find links to Parts One and Three at the bottom of Part Two.

Without further ado, let’s see how your favourite team would look if players had to play as close to home as possible. Continue reading How would rosters look if players stayed closer to home: Part Two

How would rosters look if players stayed closer to home: Part One

Lonzo Ball to California? Jaron Blossomgame to Georgia? Stars would be on some unlikely teams if players had to play closer to home in the NCAA. (Source: Sporting News)

CALGARY, Alta. — In recent years, the importance of recruiting in college basketball can’t be stressed enough. Players travel all across the country, and the world, to play basketball at any one of the 351 Division I institutions.

But, what if that wasn’t the case? What if players had to play as close to their home state as possible?

That’s what we asked ourselves, and we wanted to see what the rosters would look like if that was the case.

So, we went through each and every team’s roster after the 2016-17 season came to an end, and a list of over 5,200 names was compiled. With it being alphabetized by state and hometown, we went to work.

Here’s how players were assigned to their respective rosters:

  • First, any player from a respective university town was automatically placed on that team. (EX: Divine Myles is from Mobile, AL, therefore placed on the roster for the South Alabama Jaguars).
  • Second, any player from the state that was on a team’s roster in that state was placed on their original team. (EX: Miles Bridges hails from Flint, MI, but played for the Michigan State Spartans, thus he returned to their roster.)
  • Third, any remaining players from a respective state were split up to the teams in the state, with an effort to provide a mix of under and upperclassmen, as well as guards and forwards.
  • Next, if there were any slots open on teams after all of the players born in the USA were off the board from a particular state,  teams could draw from other states. However, they could only draw from states that directly bordered themselves. (EX: teams in Alabama could only draw from teams in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi).
  • Next, once all of the USA born players were gone, the process moved to Canada. Only states that bordered Canada could have Canadians on their roster.
  • And finally, the International players. Any team that still had holes on their roster would be filled with players from anywhere outside of North America.

All teams have between 13 and 16 players, with the final number based on the availability of players in a certain area of the country.

We googled each and every university, and used the city name that came up on the school’s academic website.

With 351 teams and over 5,200 players, the list has been broken down into three parts. You can find links to Parts Two and Three at the bottom of Part One.

Without further ado, let’s see how your favourite team would look if players had to play as close to home as possible. Continue reading How would rosters look if players stayed closer to home: Part One

Fans select College Court Report Player of the Year for third straight season

Mark Alstork was looking to ride the momentum from the past six weeks to the Player of the Year crown, while North Dakota’s Quinton Hooker was looking to win back-to-back Player of the Year awards.
CALGARY, Alta. — The 2016-17 season may be all but a distant memory for most fans across the country, but there was still plenty to be excited about for fans of both the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the Wright State Raiders.

The third annual College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote was in its final week, as the initial field of 96 players had been cut down to just two. Quinton Hooker was matched up with Mark Alstork in the finale, capping off a seven-week journey to name the Player of the Year.

Last year, Hooker was named the CCR Player of the Year, knocking off Damon Lynn in the final round. This time around, fans of North Dakota had a heavy presence on social media, as well as the online polls. As the weeks have gone on, the support system behind Hooker had picked up steam, and he was looking to build on that in the final week.

On the flip side, a heavy dose of social media votes over the first six weeks propelled Alstork into the finals. After a tough battle with guard DeWayne Russell in the semi-finals, Alstork was looking to knock off the reigning Player of the Year.

Both players saw an out-pouring of support over the past seven days across all three voting platforms, but only one could come out on top.

After seven weeks, and over 190,000 votes, the 2016-17 College Court Report Player of the Year is…… Continue reading Fans select College Court Report Player of the Year for third straight season