LIU Brooklyn News and Notes

With the arrival of the dog days of summer and basketball activity picking up as we begin counting down the days towards the 2015-16 college basketball season, what better time to get caught up on some of LIU Brooklyn basketball happenings by bringing you all the first edition of the LIU Brooklyn News and Notes of the new season. [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…]

New LIU Brooklyn court update

About a month ago, I told you about the Steinberg Wellness Center getting a bit of a makeover for the new season with a new court floor.

Well, I figure I’ll update you on the progress courtesy of the folks inside both the men’s and women’s basketball programs who have using social media to keep us all aware of the progress. [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…]

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

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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 the woods. [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…]

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 games last season, you noticed LIU’s court had discoloration around the basketball keys on both sides. [Read more…]