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2008-09 Fairfield Basketball Preview: #140

July 2nd, 2008

 

Overall Rank: #140

Conference Rank: #4 Metro Atlantic

 

Draft Poll: Who Will be the First Mid-Major Prospect Selected?

June 24th, 2008

Marist Signs Hall & Vouyoukas to National Letters of Intent

May 16th, 2008
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. ? Marist head men’s basketball coach Chuck Martin announced the signing of R.J. Hall and Alex Vouyoukas to National Letters of Intent on Friday. Hall and Vouyoukas, who will attend Marist in the fall of 2008, are the first two players to sign with the Red Foxes since Martin was hired as head coach on April 17.  “We are bringing in two quality people with the potential to be outstanding players in this league,” Martin said. “Both come from winning programs, which is extremely important to me and my staff at Marist.”

Turnarounds: 31 Teams to Watch For: Part Two

May 14th, 2008
With the off-season now upon us and the spring signing period well under way, this is a good opportunity to attempt to forecast some of the teams who could make the jump next season. Is there a team out there like this past season’s Drake Bulldogs, who went from ninth place to a dominating run through the Missouri Valley? Or how about Arizona State, a team that went from dead last in the Pac-10 to fifth place and could have the makings of a conference title run this season? With one pick for each conference, here are 31 teams you should keep an eye on next season.

Jason Thompson: NBA Draft Profile

May 12th, 2008

 

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Lots of changes at Marist...and some other Northeast news

April 16th, 2008

Well, today marks the beginning of the Spring Signing Period, and many fans are awaiting the decision of guard Tyreke Evans. The explosive prerimeter player is said to be leaning in the direction of Memphis, and that's who I'd expect him to sign with due to the departure of Derrick Rose. But the school with the most going on in recent days has to be Marist, who will any day be gaining a head coach, but they've already lost two players.

- Memphis assistant Jose "Chucky" Martin to be named Marist head coach.

NYC Metro Ranking & Report: Year End Review

April 14th, 2008

Well, another season is in the books, and it was a quiet postseason for metropolitan area schools as only Rider played in a postseason tournament. Alas, their season ended in the CBI with a loss at Old Dominion, but that shouldn’t take away from a season that saw them finish one game away from an NCAA Tournament bid. The injury bug, something that the Broncs didn’t have to deal with all season, came up and bit them during the MAAC Tournament, but they got to the final nonetheless.

NYC Metro Review Part 2: Teams 6-11

April 14th, 2008

After the top five in the final rankings, there were a few schools that hovered around the .500 mark for most of the season, only to come out on the short end so to speak. But that doesn’t mean that this season was a complete failure for teams such as LIU, Fairfield and Yale. The Blackbirds finished dead even at 15-15, their first non-losing record 1997-98.

NYC Metro Review Part 3: Teams 12-17

April 14th, 2008

Teams ranked in the 12-17 area of the final rankings are clearly in a position to either move up or down next season. The team with the best chance to make a significant move up the standings in their league would have to be Manhattan (12-19), who return all key contributors next season. Guard Antoine Pearson was a Third Team All-MAAC selection this season, and swingman Devon Austin went a long way in establishing himself as this team’s leader in the MAAC Tournament.

Metro Review Part 4: All-Rookie & Bottom Teams

April 14th, 2008

Now we come to the bottom of the poll, where there wasn’t much in the way of positives to be found this season. NJIT (0-29) completed a historically bad season, the worst winless campaign in the history of Division I basketball. With head coach Jim Casciano stepping down at season’s end the Highlanders are also in need of a head coach. Whoever steps into that opening will have a lot of work to do in terms of talent along with the confidence level of the returning players.