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San Diego Bolsters 2019-20 Roster With Addition of Youngstown State Transfer

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Sophomore guard Braun Hartfield comes to San Diego after averaging 13.6 points per game at Youngstown State in 2017-18. (Source: Vindy.com) (Header: San Diego Tribune)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Fresh off a 20-win season, the San Diego Toreros are looking to build off their success in the 2018-19 season.

Despite some off-court issues surrounding former head coach Lamont Smith, San Diego finished in a tie for fourth place in the West Coast Conference with a record of 9-9 in WCC play. Their strong regular season earned them a spot in the field for the 2018 CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Wins over the Hartford Hawks and Portland State Vikings advanced the Toreros into the quarter-finals, where they fell to the Northern Colorado Bears at home to end their season.

In 2018-19, San Diego should be a top-half team in the WCC once more. They have a plethora of talent returning, a core group that includes the likes of Olin Carter III, Isaiah Pineiro, and Isaiah Wright, among others. With all three players being seniors next season, the coaching staff for the Toreros are looking to add pieces for the 2019-20 season on the transfer market. Continue reading San Diego Bolsters 2019-20 Roster With Addition of Youngstown State Transfer

College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Isaiah Reese, Canisius Golden Griffins

Isaiah Reese recorded the first triple-double in the 114-year history of Canisius men’s basketball on Saturday against Youngstown State. (Header: Canisius Athletics)

CANMORE, Alta. — It’s one thing to notch your first win of the year in your home opener. It’s another to do something that nobody else has done in program history in the same game.

That’s the scenario that played out for Isaiah Reese during the home opener for the Canisius Golden Griffins on Saturday.

Canisius came into the week on the heels of a loss in their season opener.  They had one game on the road to open the week, and then closed the game with their home opener on Saturday against the Youngstown State Penguins. Reese put his name in the history books for the Golden Griffins, while also leading the team to their first win of the season.

For the first time in the 114-year history of men’s basketball at Canisius College, a triple-double was recorded.

For his efforts over the past week, a stretch that saw the Golden Griffins earn a split with a historic performance, Golden Griffins’ sophomore Isaiah Reese has been selected as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for November 13-19, 2017!

Reese received a commanding 86% of the fan vote in our weekly Twitter poll. He beat out Tre’Shaun Fletcher (Toledo), Chima Moneke (UC Davis), and Jahad Thomas (UMass-Lowell) for the weekly honour. Continue reading College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Isaiah Reese, Canisius Golden Griffins

College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Horizon League

Cameron Morse has been one of the nation’s top scorers over the past two seasons, yet he doesn’t garner much attention outside of the Horizon League from the national media.

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.

Heading into the 2017-18 season, the Horizon League makeup looks a little bit different than in year’s past. The Valparaiso Crusaders have moved to the Missouri Valley Conference, and in their place, the IUPUI Jaguars accepted an invitation to join the league from the Summit League.

With the departure of the Crusaders, a new program will emerge as the regular season champion. Will it be the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, who welcome a power conference transfer to bolster their back court rotation? Or the UIC Flames, who have a young, but talented roster that’s arguably the deepest in the conference? What about the Northern Kentucky Norse, who won the conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season?

Only time will tell.

Until then, take a look below at who we’ve tabbed as our Preseason Horizon League Player of the Year, and our Preseason All-Horizon League teams!

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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Horizon League

Despite only making 20 starts, Cameron Morse averaged 20.3 points per game as a sophomore, and earned a spot on the All-Horizon League Second Team at year's end.
Despite only making 20 starts, Cameron Morse averaged 20.3 points per game as a sophomore, and earned a spot on the All-Horizon League Second Team at year’s end.

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 Horizon League. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Horizon League

Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Juniors, Part Two

Ohio's Jaaron Simmons is one of the nation's top assist men, and is one of ten junior guards who will become household names on a national scale during the 2016-17 season.
Ohio’s Jaaron Simmons is one of the nation’s top assist men, and is one of ten junior guards who will become household names on a national scale during the 2016-17 season.

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 junior guards in the NCAA, there are talented players from coast to coast. With so many players, it was nearly impossible to cut the list down to just 10 players without leaving star-calibre players off the list.

So, just like the folks over at The Hoops Column did with their lists of Non-Power Five Guards (Part 1Part 2Part 3) and Forwards (Part 1), we have broken the junior guards up into two parts.

Each will have 10 junior guards who will become household names in 2016-17, along with five others to keep a flag on as the season progresses.

Check out Part One here.

**Note: Jaylen Adams and E.C. Matthews didn’t make the list, as we feel that they are already household names on a much larger scale.**
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