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Palm Beach State transfer Larry Mcknight Jr. commits to North Carolina Central

On Thursday, Palm Beach State transfer Larry Mcknight Jr. committed to LeVelle Moton and the North Carolina Central Eagles. (Source: Larry Mcknigght Jr. (@L_Knight_LOE))

DURHAM, N.C. — Year after year, the North Carolina Central Eagles find themselves near the top of the MEAC standings, if not in first place.

This past season was more of the same, as the Eagles finished with a 13-3 record in conference play, and took home the regular season crown by a game over the Norfolk State Spartans. North Carolina Central then went on to win the MEAC Tournament, and represented the conference in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Looking ahead to the 2017-18 season, the Eagles were poised to take a step backwards with the loss of key personnel across the roster. Senior guards Pat ColeDajuan Graf, and Ron Trapps all graduated at season’s end, leaving big holes across the back court for the Eagles.

However, there’s an old saying that applies perfectly to the Eagles and head coach LeVelle Moton.

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

Across the country, Moton is considered one of the premier coaches in the NCAA, regardless of conference. He continually gets the best out of his players, and players want to play for a man of his caliber.

On Thursday, Moton and the Eagles added another piece to the puzzle for the 2017-18 season, filling a big hole in the back court in the process.

Former Wofford Terriers and Palm Beach State Panthers’ transfer guard Larry Mcknight Jr.  committed to play for the Eagles in 2017-18. Continue reading Palm Beach State transfer Larry Mcknight Jr. commits to North Carolina Central

Something Special is on the Horizon Down in Lake Worth

The Palm Beach State roster is full of talent, depth, and balance, and the Panthers sit at a dazzling 13-1 after the first half of the season. (Source: Palm Beach State Hoops)
The Palm Beach State roster is full of talent, depth, and balance, and the Panthers sit at a dazzling 13-1 after the first half of the season. (Source: Palm Beach State Hoops)

With the first semester now firmly in the rearview mirror, one thing is for certain.

Something special is happening down in Lake Worth, FL.

The Palm Beach State Panthers closed out the first half of their season with a sparkling 13-1 record, and are currently the 17th-ranked team in the NJCAA Rankings. They have been on quite the roll since the 2016-17 season began, and show no signs of slowing down.

Palm Beach State won both games in the Battle by the Beach Classic to open the season, and followed that up with a pair of wins at the IRSC Classic a couple of weeks later. Their lone loss came at the hands of the Tallahassee Eagles as a part of the Florida JUCO Shootout, 84-69.

So, after a year in which the Panthers went a combined 24-8, and were ranked #3 in the country, how has Palm Beach State been able to continue the momentum generated last season?

Balance, depth, and a whole lot of talent.

With a roster that is decorated with talented players from across the country, and one from north of the border, the Panthers have several players who can step up on any given night and lead the team to a victory.

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RECAP: Palm Beach State Remains Undefeated in 2016-17 with a Pair of Wins in IRSC Classic

Over the weekend, Palm Beach State College pushed their record to 5-0 in 2016-17 with a pair of wins in the IRSC Classic. (Source: Palm Beach Men's Basketball)
Over the weekend, Palm Beach State College pushed their record to 5-0 in 2016-17 with a pair of wins in the IRSC Classic. (Source: Palm Beach Men’s Basketball)

Ever since their 2016-17 season kicked off, the Palm Beach State Panthers have been one of the top teams in the NJCAA.

In their season opener, the Panthers cruised to a 92-68 win over Baltimore City C.C. in the Battle by the Beach Classic, which Palm Beach State hosted. The next night, the Panthers were even more impressive, routing Red Devil Academy by 79 points, with the final score being 110-31.

A win over the International Sports Academy on Tuesday night pushed the Panthers’ record to a perfect 3-0.

Over the weekend, Palm Beach State took part in the IRSC Classic in Fort Pierce, FL. The Panthers were looking to continue their hot start to the season, and they wouldn’t disappoint. Continue reading RECAP: Palm Beach State Remains Undefeated in 2016-17 with a Pair of Wins in IRSC Classic