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Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Washington Huskies

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After missing two games, Brandon Tabb returned to the lineup for Bethune-Cookman against Kennesaw State on December 16th, posting 14 points in 19 minutes off the bench. (Source: Bethune-Cookman Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

SEATTLE, Wash. — Tuesday marks the first of two games for the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in the state of Washington before the Christmas break.

The Wildcats will take on the Washington Huskies inside the Alaska Airlines Arena, and it’s a game that Bethune-Cookman would like to put forth a strong effort on both ends of the floor, and even come away with an upset victory.

Tuesday’s showdown marks the third game of a four-game road trip for the Wildcats to close out the 2017 calendar year. The team was stuck in Atlanta for an extended time on Monday, as the entire Atlanta Airport lost power, causing delays to over 1,200 flights. It also marks the eighth time that Bethune-Cookman has faced a team from the Pac-12.

Bethune-Cookman is 0-7 all-time against teams from the conference. Their last contest was back on November 17th, 2015, when they well to the Arizona State Sun Devils, 49-39.

Here’s everything you need to know in advance of Tuesday’s showdown. Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Washington Huskies

Mondays in the MEAC: Non-Conference schedules take shape across the board, while transfers make their moves

Jordan Potts and the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats will take on their fair share of power conference teams in non-conference action this season. Can they pull off any upsets? (Source: Bethune-Cookman Men’s Basketball)

CALGARY, Alta. — With each passing day, the excitement continues to build for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

It’s no secret that the MEAC isn’t one of the top conferences in the NCAA. Constantly mocked on social media as being the lowest-rated conference in the nation, the impression of the conference isn’t where it should be, outside of the teams in the conference itself.

That’s one of the main reasons we chose to cover the conference. We are trying to change the perception of the league through shining a bright light on the coaches, players, and teams that it has to offer.

This past week was a relatively quiet week in and around the MEAC. The non-conference schedules are starting to fill out for each team, while there were two big moves on the transfer market.

Here’s what you may have missed in the MEAC from the past seven days.
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Building a 12-man roster from uncommitted transfers: Sophomores, Part One

Marcus Evans opted to transfer from Rice after his sophomore season, and instantly became arguably the top transfer on the market this season.

CALGARY, Alta. — Once again, the transfer list continually grows with each passing day.

According to Verbal Commits, the 2017 Division I transfer list has eclipsed 240 names, and that number will only continue to rise as the off-season rolls along.

For the record, the off-season doesn’t officially begin until Tuesday, April 4th, the day after the National Championship is decided.

With the high numbers of players finding themselves on the open market, testing the waters in the hopes of securing a scholarship at a school that better fits their needs, there a plethora of talented student-athletes on the list. From the power conferences and perennial national title contenders, right down to the smallest of schools, there are transfers from all across the country.

So, we got thinking. What would a team look like if it was built solely from uncommitted transfers?

We decided to dig a little deeper and see what kind of team we could come up with. The list was divided into each player’s year of eligibility, and then rosters were formed of players in the same year.

Here is the best roster that we could come up with for sophomore players who have transferred, but not yet committed to a new school.

As each week passes, and more players either transfer or commit to schools, we will alter the rosters on Tuesdays to accommodate the changes in the market. Continue reading Building a 12-man roster from uncommitted transfers: Sophomores, Part One

Washington freshman Markelle Fultz declares for 2017 NBA Draft

Washington freshman Markelle Fultz announced on Friday that he was declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft, foregoing his remaining three years of eligibility in the NCAA.

SEATTLE, Wa. — The season is barely over for some teams, but the attention is quickly turning to the future.

Several big name players will announce their intentions to either test the waters and declare early for the 2017 NBA Draft, or return to school for at least one more season. With the new NBA Draft rules that were implemented last season, we will undoubtedly see our fair share of underclassmen go through the pre-draft process before making a final decision.

On Friday, it was reported that a big name player was going to enter the draft. The decision should come as no surprise, as he is expected by many to be the first overall pick come draft time. Continue reading Washington freshman Markelle Fultz declares for 2017 NBA Draft

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Pac-12

Chris Boucher is one of four Oregon players to be named to the All-Pac 12 teams. (Source: Adam Eberhardt - Emerald)
Chris Boucher is one of four Oregon players to be named to the All-Pac 12 teams. (Source: Adam Eberhardt – Emerald)

With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.

The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!

Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.

Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.

Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.

Below, you can find the All-Conference Teams and Conference Player of the Year for the Pac-12 Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Pac-12

Top Five Recruit Michael Porter, Jr. Commits to Lorenzo Romar, Washington Huskies

In a a move that many saw coming after Washington hired Michael Porter, Sr. as an assistant to Lorenzo Romar, top five recruit Michael Porter, Jr. committed to play for the Huskies as a part of the Class of 2017.
In a a move that many saw coming after Washington hired Michael Porter, Sr. as an assistant to Lorenzo Romar, top five recruit Michael Porter, Jr. committed to play for the Huskies as a part of the Class of 2017.

Head Coach Lorenzo Romar and the Washington Huskies have had their fair share of talented players on their roster in the last little while, and more talent is on the way from the Class of 2016.

Both Dejounte Murray and Marquese Chriss opted for the 2016 NBA Draft following their freshmen seasons with the Huskies, and both were drafted. Chriss was a lottery selection, while Murray was a late-first round pick. Many had hoped that they would stay in school for another year, but it wasn’t the case.

The prize recruit for the Huskies in the Class of 2016 is guard Markelle Fultz. If he follows the same path as Murray and Chriss, Washington could very well produce its second straight lottery selection in the draft.

On Friday, the Huskies received more good news on the recruiting front. It was expected that Class of 2017 forward Michael Porter, Jr. would commit to Washington, given his family ties to the coaching staff, but anything was still possible.

At the 2016 Peach Jam, he was reportedly given the opportunity to announce his decision on national television, but politely declined.

Instead, he opted for a low-key announcement via his Twitter account as to where he would play his collegiate basketball in 2017-18. Continue reading Top Five Recruit Michael Porter, Jr. Commits to Lorenzo Romar, Washington Huskies