Category Archives: 2018-19 Season

Maryland Eastern Shore guard Ryan Andino will sit out 2017-18 as a redshirt

Ryan Andino averaged 12.7 points per game as a junior in 2016-17, and is known as one of the top three point shooters anywhere in the NCAA.

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — The list of players who won’t suit up for the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks added another name on Saturday afternoon.

Guard Dontae Caldwell and forward Isaac Taylor are expected to miss the entire 2017-18 season due to injuries. Both were expected to be focal points on both ends of the court for the Hawks this season.

Now, on Saturday afternoon, senior guard Ryan Andino took to his Twitter account to update his friends, family, and fans on what the future holds for him this season.

Andino had been battling an ailment of his own, and was rumoured to miss ‘a handful of games’ to open the season. Andino put to rest all of the rumours on Saturday, announcing that he would be sitting out the 2017-18 season as a redshirt. Continue reading Maryland Eastern Shore guard Ryan Andino will sit out 2017-18 as a redshirt

Fighting Irish go Four for Four on National Signing Day

On National Signing Day, Mike Brey inked all four of his targets for the 2018-19 season. (Source: Notre Dame basketball).

SOUTH BEND, Ind – National signing day has come and gone, and it was a quiet day for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Not quiet as in they didn’t sign who they wanted. Quiet as in no surprises.

Notre Dame successfully penned all four of their targets, achieving a 7th place ranking in the 2018 247Sport.com class rankings, above teams like the Michigan State Spartans, the Duke Blue Devils, and the Arizona Wildcats.

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Liberty Basketball Signs Trio of Players in Class of 2018

On National Signing Day, the Liberty Flames tabbed a trio of talented players who all hail from the state of North Carolina. (Source: Liberty Men’s Basketball)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The 2018-19 edition of the Liberty Flames will have a heavy influence from the state of North Carolina.

On Wednesday, the Flames signed a trio of players on National Signing Day, in Darius McGhee, Blake Preston and Josh Price.

All three student-athletes hail from the state of North Carolina, and all will bring something different to the hardwood as a member of the Flames in 2018-19, and beyond.

“What I love about this class is the people they are,” stated head coach Ritchie McKay. “I am excited about the athletic ability and their basketball prowess that each individual brings to our family, but I love more the kind of people that they are and will continue to uphold the pursuit of excellence this campus embodies.”

“They will be great representatives of their families and high schools. They are all well-coached and have played for terrific high school coaches. What may be the most important thing is they value winning and being a part of a team rather than worrying about individual success.” Continue reading Liberty Basketball Signs Trio of Players in Class of 2018

Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly decommits from Arizona

On Thursday, five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly retracted his verbal commitment to Arizona, amidst the FBI probe surrounding the program. (Source: Kelly Kline – Under Armour)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Amid the investigation from the FBI, dominoes continue to fall on the recruiting front in the Class of 2018.

The Arizona Wildcats were one of the programs targeted in the investigation conducted by the FBI regarding fraud and corruption, and former assistant coach Emanuel ‘Book’ Richardson was one of four assistant coaches arrested in the probe.

On Thursday night, the Wildcats lost their top commit from the Class of 2018. Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly released a statement on his Twitter account, announcing that he was retracting his verbal commitment to the Wildcats. Continue reading Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly decommits from Arizona

Notre Dame Stays Out of the Fire and Lands Four-Star Power Forward Nate Laszewski

Notre Dame landed a commitment from Class of 2018 power forward Nate Laszewski, who will bolster a young front court with the departure of Colson and others after the ’17-18 campaign.

South Bend, IN. — A lot has happened in the world of college basketball in the last 72 hours, and the season hasn’t even started.

On Tuesday, the FBI announced that 10 people, consisting of assistant coaches, agents, shoe brand executives etc., have been charged with fraud and corruption involving the recruitment of student athletes.

Players have de-committed, coaches have been arrested and fired, but for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, they managed to stay away from the fire and instead, added a key piece to their recruiting class of 2018.

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Texas native, Indiana State transfer Laquarious Paige commits to Lamar

Texas native Laquarious Paige opted to transfer closer to home for his final two years of eligibility, verbally committing to the Lamar Cardinals on Thursday morning. (Source: Getty Images UK)

BEAUMONT, Tex. — A former guard of the Indiana State Sycamores has opted to transfer closer to home for the remainder of his collegiate career.

After three seasons in Terre Haute, Indiana, red-shirt junior Laquarious Paige is returning to his home state of Texas for his final two years of eligibility in the NCAA. Paige verbally committed to Tic Price and the Lamar Cardinals, and Verbal Commits put out the news via Twitter on Thursday morning. Continue reading Texas native, Indiana State transfer Laquarious Paige commits to Lamar