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College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Southland Conference

Ehab Amin led the nation in steals per game last season at Texas A&M-CC, averaging 3.4 steals per night.

CANMORE, Alta. — The 2017-18 season tips off on November 10th, which means the final month without college basketball is finally upon us.

Fans all across the country are gearing up for another exciting college basketball season, and with the recent scandal involving the FBI and several power conference programs across the NCAA, the level of anticipation is through the roof.

Conference preview pieces are starting to circulate from various media outlets, and conferences are hosting their annual media days and announcing their preseason polls and award winners. It’s always interesting to see how coaches and media rank teams in their respective conferences.

With the season right around the corner, we are starting to release our Preseason Player of the Year awards for each conference, along with three All-Conference teams. Picked at random, we will release two sets of awards each day.

Up first is one of the conferences that we are most excited for this season. The Southland Conference boasts a plethora of talented players, and the top half of the conference will be extremely competitive this season.

The case could be made for four or five teams to win the conference, and people wouldn’t think you were totally crazy.

Below, you can find our Preseason Southland Player of the Year, and our All-Southland Conference teams for the upcoming season!
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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

Beaumont native Jordan Hunter transfers to Lamar

Former New Mexico guard Jordan Hunter announced on Twitter on Monday that he was returning home to Beaumont and transferring to Lamar. (Source: USA Today Sports)

BEAUMONT, Tex. — ‘I’m comin’ home”.

Jordan Hunter hails from Beaumont, Texas, but decided to move away from home for college, committing to the New Mexico Lobos out of high school. After two seasons in Albuquerque, the 5’11” guard opted to transfer following the 2016-17 campaign.

Last Thursday, Hunter wrapped up a visit with his hometown team from the Southland Conference, the Lamar Cardinals. A day later, he tweeted about a workout with current Lamar guard Zjori Bosha.

The writing was on the wall for a hometown reunion for Hunter, and the decision came just four days after his visit.

On Monday, Hunter took to Twitter to announce his decision with three simple words to kick off the tweet.

“I’m comin’ home”. Continue reading Beaumont native Jordan Hunter transfers to Lamar

Ten players to know for the 2017-18 season: Southland Conference

Colton Weisbrod had a strong junior season with Lamar, but can he build off that and take Lamar to the NCAA Tournament in 2017-18?

CALGARY, Alta. — The Southland Conference has been one of the top conferences from outside of the power six in recent years, and it has been chalked full of talent with each passing year.

Heading into the 2017-18 season, the conference will look a tad bit different than it did a year ago.

Rashawn Thomas? Gone.

Christavious GillErik ThomasTyler Singleton, Zeek Woodley, Colter Lasher, and Dakarai Henderson? You guessed it. Gone.

Despite the loss of several star-caliber players from across the conference, a ton of talent remains firmly in the Southland. The return of Jalan West will bolster the roster for the Northwestern State Demons with the loss of Woodley.

And, if you don’t know the name Jordan Howard, then you need to pay more attention to the conference, It’s as simple as that.

Outside of the bigger names in the conference, here are ten names you need to know from the Southland Conference heading into the 2017-18 season.
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Ten transfers from the 2015-16 season who will have an impact this season with their new programs

Devine Eke was an impact player on both ends of the floor for Maine in 2015-16. Now, in 2017-18, he will be given every opportunity to shine with the Rider Broncs. (Source: David Butler II – USA Today Sports)

CALGARY, Alta. — The 2016-17 season is all but a distant memory now, and what an exciting season it was. The North Carolina Tar Heels cut down the nets to cap off another incredible season across the country.

While a slew of players put together career seasons, and several stars capped off their collegiate careers, there was a ton of talent left watching from the bleachers.

Several key transfers from the 2015-16 off-season sat out last year due to the NCAA’s transfer regulations, and are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to put on their new program’s jersey and go to work in a regular season game.

You have the likes of Kory HoldenDevin Watson, Kendall Stephens, and Cane Broome who headlined the transfer list following the ’15-16 campaign, and are four of the names people all remember when talking about the crop of transfers. However, there are several transfers that fans may have forgotten about, since it’s been a year since they’ve seen regular season action.

Here are ten transfers who may have been forgotten over the course of the 2016-17 season, but will undoubtedly have a positive impact with their new schools this coming year. Continue reading Ten transfers from the 2015-16 season who will have an impact this season with their new programs

Louisiana Tech graduate transfer Da’Shawn Robinson commits to Lamar

Louisiana Tech graduate transfer Da’Shawn Robinson (left) committed to Tic Price and the Lamar Cardinals on Friday afternoon.

BEAUMONT, Tex. — Coming off a big year in 2016-17, the Lamar Cardinals have even higher hopes for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign.

The Cardinals finished the year with a 19-15 record overall, and participated in the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament following a fifth-place finish in the Southland standings.

Following the season, it was announced that sophomore forwards Dorian Chatman and Terrance Hubby were transferring from the program. Hubby has since committed to York College, while Chatman is still exploring his options.

With a strong nucleus returning next season, with James Harrison becoming eligible and joining the likes of Colton WeisbrodNick Garth and Joey Frenchwood on the roster, the future is still bright down in Beaumont.

On Friday afternoon, the Cardinals added some more depth to their roster by way of the transfer market. Graduate transfer Da’Shawn Robinson has committed to play for the Cardinals during his final year of collegiate eligibility after spending two years in the Conference USA with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Continue reading Louisiana Tech graduate transfer Da’Shawn Robinson commits to Lamar