Category Archives: Team Updates
After what has been a pretty quiet and steady off-season thus far for the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team, today we learned that a member of the coaching staff is heading elsewhere. Josh Pelletier, who was the Director of Basketball Operations on Jack Perri’s staff this past season, is leaving LIU to join former LIU Brooklyn head coach Jim Ferry’s staff at Duquesne next season as Director of Administration.
Pelletier joined Jack Perri’s coaching staff last August as his final coaching staff hire. He leaves after helping the Blackbirds win their third of three straight Northeast Conference tournament championships.
Pelletier now becomes the fourth coaching staff member in two years to leave the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball program for Duquesne who play in the Atlantic 10 conference. He joins Ferry, assistant coach Rich Glesmann, and director of basketball operations Danny Lawson who all left LIU Brooklyn last April after Ferry was named the head men’s basketball coach at Duquesne.
We wish Coach Pelletier good luck in his new job at Duquesne.
Welcome to the summer of 2013 debut of News and Notes Around the NEC. We are now 131 days until Friday, September 27 which is the new earlier date for NCAA Division I teams can begin practicing for the 2013-14 men’s basketball season. In the 40-plus days since a national champion was crowned, there has been plenty of news, transactions, transfers, announcements, etc. that has come forth in the world of NEC men’s basketball. Time to get a bit up to speed on some of the information you might have missed since the NEC hoops season wrapped up. Read the rest of this entry
Great news for LIU Brooklyn fans! One important piece of the 2013-14 LIU Brooklyn puzzle was revealed today. LIU Brooklyn forward Julian Boyd was granted his medical waiver request by the NCAA for missing most of his fifth (senior) year of eligibility due to his torn ACL injury he sustained in December. Boyd will be able to return for a sixth year at LIU. Boyd was the 2012 NEC Player of the Year after he averaged 17.4 ppg and 9.3 rpg in his junior season in guiding LIU to their second straight NEC championship and NCAA tournament appearance.
Boyd tweeted the good news out on his twitter feed:
Boyd was averaging 18.5 ppg and 6.1 rpg before he suffered his injury in a game at Rice back on December 12, 2012. It was widely expected that Boyd would be granted an extra year of eligibility since he had yet to play in thirty percent of LIU’s games since he got hurt in the team’s eighth game of the season (8/30 = 26.6%). If he play in one more game, he would have reach the NCAA thirty percentage threshold for a medical waiver. Read the rest of this entry
Now that the 2012-13 season LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball is complete, time to naturally take a first glance at what to expect from the Blackbirds in 2013-14.
Let’s take a guess at what the LIU starting lineup will look like. At this moment, the only player we can set in stone that will be in the starting five come November is point guard Jason Brickman. If the NCAA grants Julian Boyd his sixth year of eligibility after tearing up his knee this past season, he will be the other lock in the LIU starting five for head coach Jack Perri. I also expect E.J. Reed to move into the starting lineup to take over Jamal Olasewere’s spot at the 4 position. Reed will have to work on getting himself stronger this summer so he can take the banging down low and on the boards. Read the rest of this entry
Is this blizzard in the northeast keeping you indoors? Well, there are a couple of new videos out for your viewing pleasure that will take you mind off the expected foot or two of snow heading our way, for a few minutes anyway.
First we start with Jason Brickman’s appearance on ESPNU’s show UNITE. UNITE is a show hosted by comedian Reese Waters and former NY Giants quarterback Danny Kanell. I actually worked with Waters back in 2010 on another late night show called The Daily Line on what used to be called Versus which is now known as NBC Sports Network. But I digress, here is Brickman’s interview on the show. Read the rest of this entry
It is only Tuesday but it has already been a good week for Jason Brickman. The 5’10″ junior point guard from San Antonio, Texas has been getting some well-deserved recognition over the last couple of days following his week where he dished out double-digit assists in back-to-back games.
It started over the weekend when the quiet leader of the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team actually had a feature shown on him during halftime of this past weekend’s NEC-TV games. If you missed it, here it is: Read the rest of this entry
As I wrote last week, the six-game stretch the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team are currently in, is a make-or-break point to their season due to the opponents they have to face. It started off with a bang this week with two games on the road against teams who are ahead of them in the NEC standings in St. Francis Brooklyn and Bryant. Each school had special events to draw huge, loud crowds in support but in the end, the Blackbirds came out of it with two huge wins. For this post, I’m “borrowing” the ever-popular five thoughts idea and give my five thoughts regarding these two huge wins which have LIU Brooklyn back within a game of first-place. Read the rest of this entry