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LIU’s Frink and Zanna among NEC Players in Summer League Action

Because it is summer, it doesn’t mean there isn’t any basketball to enjoy. Summer leagues in the tri-state area have either started or are about getting ready to start this week and that means some guys on your favorite college basketball teams will be hitting the local gyms and hardcourts somewhere near your neck of… 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… Read More ›

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New Basketball Court Coming for the Blackbirds

The Steinberg Wellness Center is getting itself a bit of a makeover. A couple of weeks ago, the work began on removing and replacing the existing court floor at the home of the Blackbirds to make way for a new floor for the 2015-16 season. If you were at either volleyball matches or at any basketball… Read More ›

Blackbirds gets fifth 2015 commit with addition of big man Ganlandou Cisse

It has been a busy last 24 hours or so for LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff. Apparently, on Tuesday they landed not one but two commitments with the addition of combo guard Raul Frias which was learned about yesterday and late spreading news that LIU also landed 6’9”, 215 pounds… Read More ›

Mater Academy's Raul Frias becomes LIU's fourth 2015 commit and third freshmen commit. (Photo:

Blackbirds lands fourth 2015 commit in guard Raul Frias

Two weeks ago, two LIU Brooklyn players announced their transfers which meant head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff had to get right back to work recruiting to fill the open scholarship after the surprise departure of starting point guard Elvar Friðriksson. This afternoon, LIU filled the open roster spot with the commitment of 6’2”… Read More ›

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Blackbirds at the 2015 Gotham Hoops Invitational Photo Gallery

This past Saturday, the good folks at Gotham Hoops put on the second annual Gotham Hoops Invitational for many of the local area seniors and recent graduate to participate and showcase themselves in front of prospective international pro scouts, player agents, coaches and more. The Gotham Hoops Invitational took place at Adelphi University out in… Read More ›

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

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

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… Read More ›