LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball announces their 2015-16 schedule w/ update

LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri today on announced the men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

The Blackbirds will be playing a full 30-game schedule with twelve non-conference games. Here is a game-by-game look at their complete schedule. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball officially finalize roster

LIU Athletics last week officially finalized their 2015-16 men’s basketball roster with the inclusion of freshman walk-ons Malcolm McMullen and Raiquan Clark.

The inclusion of the two walk-ons put the official final number of players on the roster to sixteen, 13 scholarship players and three walk-ons. The sixteen players on the LIU roster is a high for the program in the Jack Perri head coaching era. In fact, I can’t remember the last time LIU had sixteen players on their current roster. [Read more…]

Blackbirds unveil new uniforms for upcoming season

I told you this offseason that LIU Brooklyn would be getting a new look in their uniforms to go along with their new court at the Steinberg Wellness Center. Well, those new Nike LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball uniforms made their debut during the team’s picture day this past Friday and through social media, we got to get a glance at the new threads the Blackbirds will be playing in this season. [Read more…]

Two new assistant coaches added to LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball coaching staff

Fourth-year LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri announced on Wednesday morning the addition of two new assistant coaches to his coaching staff.

The Blackbirds have added Kenyon Spears as their new assistant coach who replaces Mark Calzonetti* who leaves after three seasons at LIU.

Spears arrives to LIU from University of New Orleans where he spent the last three season as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for UNO head coach Mark Slessinger.

Spears also previously was an assistant coach at Brown for one season before going to UNO. He is also very familiar with the Northeast Conference having been an assistant coach at Wagner for five seasons during Mike Deane’s tenure at Grymes Hill. Before that, he coached at his alma mater Lamar under Deane who he also played for. [Read more…]

Martin Hermannsson/Iceland’s run in Eurobasket 2015 comes to an end

Heading into the 2015 FIBA Eurobasket, Iceland knew they were in for a major uphill battle in a group many felt was the strongest group of the four in the tournament. Iceland, who qualified for the Eurobasket for the first time ever, ended their run in the tournament on Thursday without a win, going 0-5 in a group that included Germany, Spain, Turkey, Serbia, and Italy.

LIU Brooklyn sophomore guard Martin Hermannsson, got to participate in the tournament and played in all five games for Iceland, coming off the bench in every game. [Read more…]

Martin Hermannsson named to Iceland’s 12-man EuroBasket roster

Apparently for LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team, three is indeed the magic number in regards to international basketball.

On Wednesday, it was officially announced that LIU sophomore guard Martin Hermannsson, who has been spending this summer with the Icelandic senior national team, was named onto Iceland’s final twelve-man roster for next week’s 2015 FIBA European Championship aka EuroBasket which begins on Saturday, September 5 and continues through September 20th. The top two finalists automatically qualify for next summer Olympics basketball tournament in Brazil. [Read more…]

Glenn Feidanga selected to play for Central African Republic in 2015 FIBA Afrobasket

#23 junior forward Glenn Feidanga is selected to Central African Republic 12-man final roster for the 2015 FIBA African Championships which begins this week. (Photo: Bob Dea/BHJ)

On Sunday, we got word that Jamal Olasewere was heading to the 2015 FIBA African Championships in Tunisia as part of the Nigerian senior national team. On Monday, it was announced that junior forward Glenn Feidanga has been selected onto the final roster for the Central African Republic who are also competing at the 2015 FIBA Afrobasket which starts on Wednesday.

Feidanga played in seventeen games last season after missing the first nine games due to an ankle injury. He went on to average 4.1 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 40% from the field. In 46 career games in his first two seasons at LIU Brooklyn, Feidanga is averaging 4.1 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 42.3% from the floor. [Read more…]