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Zach Johnson Becomes Latest Guard to Commit to Miami (FL)

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Graduate transfer Zach Johnson committed to Miami (FL) late on Thursday night, giving the Hurricanes three transfers in the last two weeks. (Source: Florida Gulf Coast Athletics) (Header: Naples Herald)

MIAMI, Fla. — It’s all about The U.

Quietly, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes are making a run at the title of Transfer U this off-season with their recent string of high-caliber commitments that will help the program both immediately and in the future.

First, it was freshman Anthony Mack, who committed to the Hurricanes after one season in the Mountain West with the Wyoming Cowboys. Then, it was Kameron McGusty, who made the move to the state of Florida after two seasons in the Big 12 under Lon Kruger with the Oklahoma Sooners.

Both players have to sit out the 2018-19 season, but are eligible in 2019-20, giving the Hurricanes a big boost in the future.

However, with key departures from last year’s team, the Hurricanes were looking to land a graduate transfer who could step in and help right away. Late Thursday night, they got the good news that they were hoping for.

Zach Johnson took to his Twitter account to announce that he had committed to The U, choosing the Hurricanes over the likes of the Louisville Cardinals and Creighton Bluejays. Continue reading Zach Johnson Becomes Latest Guard to Commit to Miami (FL)

Hawai’i Basketball: Previewing the Miami (FL) Hurricanes

Lonnie Walker and the sixth-ranked Miami (FL) Hurricanes are the team to beat in the 2017 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, which gets underway on December 22nd.

HONOLULU — The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors will host the ninth annual Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic at Stan Sheriff Center, which begins on December 22nd.

Hawai’i will play the 9-0 Miami Hurricanes, who are coming into the game being one of only four undefeated teams left in NCAA Division I.  Hawai’i is considered a 14-point underdog in this match-up.

The Rainbow Warriors are coming off of one of their best defensive games of the season, as head coach Eran Ganot had this to say after their win against Utah Valley via ESPN.com. Continue reading Hawai’i Basketball: Previewing the Miami (FL) Hurricanes

Bet On It: Three future bets that could pay off in the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Devonte’ Graham and the Kansas Jayhawks are one of the top teams in the country heading into 2017-18, and have a great chance at cutting down the nets come April.

Every good basketball site needs a college basketball handicapper, and I bring you into the the world of the Big Man on Campus! I am excited to join College Court Report, and add a new feature to the website.

As the exhibition season begins and Midnight Madness’s get going, I thought it necessary to get in a couple futures as we embark on the season. Futures are a great long term investment, and the motto here is simple.. get to the tournament and you never know from there.

Lets take a look at a couple teams I’ll be personally betting on to cut down the nets in April. Some will be long shots, and the goal there will be to hedge our bets for guaranteed profit!

Continue reading Bet On It: Three future bets that could pay off in the 2018 NCAA Tournament

2017-18 MTE and Neutral Site Showcase Preview Series: Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic

Chimezie Metu and the USC Trojans have a top-ten roster heading into the 2017-18 season, and they will look to become the first repeat winner of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in December.

CALGARY, Alta. — The 2017-18 season is just around the corner, and while there’s a debate on Twitter as to when the season actually starts, it can’t get here soon enough.

Schedules are being released with each passing weekday, and many of them feature early-season tournaments and multi-team events all throughout non-conference play. According to Chris Dobbertean and Blogging the Bracket, there are over 30 multi-team tournaments, and another handful of neutral site showcases and non-exempt events.

So, with the season coming up, we thought we would go through and preview all of the early-season tournaments, the non-exempt tournaments, and a wide array of the neutral site showcase events. In total, we will preview 75 different events over the course of the next 75 days, culminating on opening day.

We selected the events at random, and have broken some up into two pieces, like the Phil Knight Invitational, since there are two separate brackets.

Today, we take a look at the 2017 edition of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. Continue reading 2017-18 MTE and Neutral Site Showcase Preview Series: Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic