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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… Read More ›

Julius van Sauers becomes LIU Brooklyn’s second 2015 commit

LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball added their second commit from the 2015 class in Julius van Sauers, a 6’7″ forward from the Netherlands. The news of LIU latest verbal commit was first announced on Twitter by @ChristopheEPcom early this morning: Julius von Sauers from CBA Amsterdam commited to LIU Brooklyn — EuropeanProspects (@ChristopheEPcom) April 15, 2015… Read More ›

Early thoughts on possibilities for LIU Brooklyn’s 2015-16 non-conference schedule

My next peek looking into LIU Brooklyn 2015-16 season is taking an early glance at what to expect from the Blackbirds non-conference schedule. Right now, there isn’t a whole lot to it. LIU completed three home-and-home series this past season with games against Temple, Lehigh and NJIT. Plus, LIU played in the preseason NIT and… Read More ›

Jonathan Tshibuy leaves LIU Brooklyn after one season

With already over 400 players (and growing by the day) transferring out from where they played or were on the roster in 2014-15, it was likely just a matter of time before we finally heard of a LIU Brooklyn player also transferring out of the program. That word come down early Friday evening when the… Read More ›

Stamford's Kwe Askew become first LIU Brooklym commit for 2015-16. (Photo:

LIU Brooklyn gets first 2015 commit in Kwe Askew from Connecticut

Today it was learned that LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball landed their first verbal commit from the 2015 high school class in Kwe Askew, a 6’7″ power forward from Stamford High School in Stamford, Connecticut. The commitment was first reported by Scott Ericson of the Stamford Advocate. Askew was reported offered by LIU Brooklyn back in… Read More ›

Thank You All for Making This A Great Season Three of Blackbirds Hoops Journal

As what has become one of my annual traditions, on the eve of the final college basketball game of the season between Wisconsin and Duke, I once again want to give my thanks to all those who supported Blackbirds Hoops Journal through season three of our journey together. The 2014-15 LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball season… Read More ›

A first look into next season for LIU Brooklyn

The 2014-15 LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball season brought about plenty of ups and downs as the Blackbirds finished the season 12-18 and 8-10 in the NEC. Youth was the theme of this season as LIU’s six freshmen and three sophomores accounted for 77% of the team’s total playing time. This valuable on-the-court experience as well… Read More ›