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Balanced scoring attack leads LIU Brooklyn to 104-68 win over New Rochelle

Raiquan Clark recorded 17 points, six rebounds and five assists on Monday, and all five starters for LIU Brooklyn scored in double-figures in their 104-68 win over New Rochelle.

BROOKLYN, NY — Coming into Tuesday, The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds were 0-2 on the season, losing games to the Tulane Green Waves and the Fordham Rams.

LIU had their home opener against second-year basketball Division lll program the College New Rochelle Blue Angels in the Steinberg Wellness Centre.

Head coach Derek Kellogg made his debut at home and his team did not disappoint. The Blackbirds came out hungry, led by Joel Hernandez, who scored five of the team’s first seven points on the night. It was matched quick by the Blue Angels, and the teams were trading baskets early on. Continue reading Balanced scoring attack leads LIU Brooklyn to 104-68 win over New Rochelle

A look at Opening Weekend for the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

Jashaun Agosto and the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds have fought back in each of their two games this season, but their comeback efforts have fallen short both times. (Source: Brooklyn Daily)

BROOKLYN — The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds have started 2017-2018 season with an 0-2 record after opening weekend.

However, it’s nothing to worry about, and there are some key takeaways from this past weekend.

Raiquan Clark had a career high on Friday night, with 34 points to go along with seven rebounds. It looks as though Clark is ready to take on a starring role on offense this year without Jerome Frink on the roster. Continue reading A look at Opening Weekend for the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds open up the 2017-18 season on the road at Tulane

After missing the 2016-17 season due to injury, Joel Hernandez is back and ready to lead the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds on their quest for a spot in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
BROOKLYN, NY. — The wait is over. The 2017-18 season is less than a week away.

This Friday, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds open their 2017-2018 campaign on the road against the Tulane Green Wave inside Devlin Fieldhouse.

For new head coach Derek Kellogg, the current edition of the Blackbirds will not be without its challenges, but the potential is there for LIU Brooklyn to surprise in the Northeats Conference. Continue reading LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds open up the 2017-18 season on the road at Tulane

The Road to Recovery: Julian Boyd talks his injury history, basketball, and more

Julian Boyd (42) is currently recovering from his fourth ACL surgery, but it hasn’t stopped him on his basketball journey. The former LIU Brooklyn star sat down with Nico Wright to talk his recovery, life, and more. (Source: Stu Switzer – London Lightning)

LONDON, Ont. — Recently, I paid a visit to the London Lightning Head Office in London, Ontario, where I sat down with current Lightning player and former Long Island University (LIU) Blackbird star Julian Boyd.

We talked about many things: basketball, life, and something that has been a recurring theme in Boyd’s basketball career, and not for the better.

The anterior cruciate ligament, more commonly referred to as the ACL.  Continue reading The Road to Recovery: Julian Boyd talks his injury history, basketball, and more

Non-Power Five Guards who will be Household Names in 2017-18: Sophomores, Part Three

Josh Sharkey and the Samford Bulldogs are expected to be a top contender in the Southern Conference in 2017-18.

CANMORE, Alta. — With over 5,200 players slated to play collegiate basketball in Division I this season, there are talented players from coast to coast. Some of them are household names, while there are plenty of players who people haven’t heard of, but are demanding of your attention.

The majority of fans tend to focus on the power five conferences, turning a blind eye to the smaller programs. When you dig deeper, you’ll see that the non-power five schools have players who could just as easily play for a power conference program.

When it comes to sophomore guards in the NCAA, the list of talented players goes on and on. With so many players, it was nearly impossible to cut the list down to just 10 players without leaving star-caliber players off the list.

Much like we did last season, we have broken down each class into guards and forwards. Then, the list of guards and forwards were broken down even further into multiple parts, as there was too much talent to do it any other way.

Each will have 10 sophomore guards who will become household names in 2017-18, along with five others to keep a flag on as the season progresses.

Check out Part One here.
Check out Part Two here.

Continue reading Non-Power Five Guards who will be Household Names in 2017-18: Sophomores, Part Three

Fan vote tabs third annual College Court Report Freshman of the Year

Carson Williams rode a steady wave of Facebook votes to advance to the finals. Would they be enough to make him the College Court Report Freshman of the Year?

CALGARY, Alta. — Two players entered the week, but only one would come out on top.

After five weeks of voting, Jashaun Agosto and Carson Williams found themselves in the Finals of the third annual College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote. Both players have had tremendous followings since the outset of the challenge, both of whom had left their marks in different aspects.

Supporters of Williams have left their mark on social media through the first five rounds. Each week, they have amassed the most votes via Facebook, and have been right near the top in terms of Twitter votes with each passing round.

On the flip side, Agosto has been among the top vote-getters each week in terms of votes cast through the online polls. Voters had pushed him out to an early lead each week, and that has carried him into the finals.

It was a battle of different voting methods this past week, but only one player can be crowned the 2016-17 College Court Report Freshman of the Year.

The winner is…… Continue reading Fan vote tabs third annual College Court Report Freshman of the Year