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…]

LIU Brooklyn adds another walk-on in Raiquan Clark

Raiquan Clark (#23) dunking in a game for Trinity-Pawling last season, will be joining LIU Brooklyn next season as a walk-on. (Photo: http://www.trinitypawling.org)

Blackbirds Hoops Journal has learned that LIU Brooklyn has added a second walk-on player to the men’s basketball team for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

6’4″ guard Raiquan Clark out of Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY where he prepped last season, will be joining the Blackbirds as a walk-on next season. [Read more…]

Blackbirds add Mitchell McMullen to their roster as a walk-on for next season

Malcolm McMullen, a point guard out of Texas, committed to play for LIU Brooklyn next season as a walk-on. (Photo: twotenbasketball.com)

It appears that LIU Brooklyn has one more member to their roster for this upcoming season.

Early Tuesday evening, LIU got a commitment from Mitchell McMullen. He is a point guard from out of Schertz, Texas just outside of San Antonio. He is listed somewhere between 5’7” and 5’10” by several websites. He played his high school ball at Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz. He was named onto the All-District 25-6A second team. He was also a member of 210 Jayhawks AAU team out of San Antonio, Texas. [Read more…]

Jason Harris leaves LIU Brooklyn to become new HC at UMass Boston

Longtime LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball assistant coach Jason Harris is leaving the program. But for very good reason.

On Monday, Harris was named the new head men’s basketball coach at UMass Boston, a NCAA Division III school in Boston, Massachusetts which plays in the Little East Conference.

Harris had been part of the LIU Brooklyn coaching staff for the last seven years and beside head coach Jack Perri, was the longest tenured coach in the program. He started as LIU’s Director of Basketball Operations back in 2008 and has spent the last five seasons as assistant coach. He, along with Perri, are the only two LIU coaches to be a part of all three NEC championships from 2010-13. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn loses two point guards in Friðriksson and Hood, both transferring

Elvar Friðriksson and Jamil Hood Jr., both are transferring from LIU Brooklyn. (Photos: Bob Dea/BHJ)

Elvar Friðriksson and Jamil Hood Jr., both are transferring from LIU Brooklyn. (Photos: Bob Dea/BHJ)

In what was pretty much a rather quiet offseason up to this point for LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball, got a bit noisy on Wednesday as news of not one but two LIU freshman point guards transferring from the program. Freshmen Elvar Friðriksson and Jamil Hood Jr., both are leaving Downtown Brooklyn and continuing their college careers elsewhere.

This morning, we got some surprising news in regarding to last season’s starting point guard freshman Elvar Friðriksson. Verbal Commits tweeted out the following news: [Read more…]

Kwe Askew signs NLI to play for LIU Brooklyn

It’s official! Stamford (CT) High School forward Kwe Askew today signed his National Letter of Intent to attend LIU Brooklyn and play for the men’s basketball team next season.

Scott Ericson of the Stamford Advocate/Hearst Connecticut Media, who also was the first to announce the Askew to LIU news last week, tweeted this photo of Askew signing his National Letter of Intent at his high school this morning: [Read more…]