Martin Hermannsson signs to play pro ball in France, forgoes final two years of eligibility

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Martin Hermannsson is forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility at LIU Brooklyn to play professionally in France in 2016-17. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

And then, there were none. The last of the two Icelandic guards who arrived at LIU Brooklyn two seasons ago has departed.

Today, it was officially announced that guard Martin Hermannsson, who had completed his sophomore year at LIU this past season, has officially signed a deal to play professional basketball in France next season with French club Etoile de Charleville-Mézières Ardennes Basket, who play in the French Basketball Pro B, France’s second division league. [Read more…]

Samera Marsh added to LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball coaching staff

Today it was announced that second-year LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Oliver has added a new addition to her coaching staff. She has found a replacement for departed assistant coach Asia Williams who is now on the UNC-Greensboro staff and has hired Samera Marsh as an assistant coach.

Marsh comes to LIU Brooklyn after being at Manhattan last season as an assistant coach for former Jasper head coach John Olenowski was let go by the school after the season.

Previous to her time at Manhattan College, she spent five seasons as the top assistant at Monroe College in the Bronx. She also spent two seasons as an assistant at her alma mater, Saint Peter’s in Jersey City from 2008 to 2010. [Read more…]

Early tracking of 2016-17 LIU Brooklyn MBB non-conference schedule

Finally, we have entered the dog days of summer and we are just a few days away from July 1st which is the beginning of 2016-17 NCAA calendar.

For most, this time of the year is about the beaches and pools, amusement parks, summer travel, pretty much doing anything that takes our minds off the cold snap of another winter gone by.

For the rest of us, the tracking of college basketball games for next season really gets going and that includes the summer-long tracking of next season’s LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball schedule. [Read more…]

2015-16 NEC Attendance Numbers

Last week, while I was vacationing in the (mostly) beautiful South Florida weather, the NCAA released their attendance figures for the 2015-16 men’s basketball season and all in all, it was a slightly improved season for the Northeast Conference.

The ten NEC schools increased their average home game attendance by 57 fans per game to 1,109 fans which is the first increase for the league in three seasons since the NEC reached their all-time high back in 2012-13 when they averaged 1,419 fans per game which was also the final season the NEC had twelve teams. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn will face St. John’s at Barclays Center next season

Today, we got our first known date and opponent for the 2016-17 season for LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball.

CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein tweeted out the following out Monday morning:

LIU Brooklyn last faced St. John’s in LIU’s season opener of the 2014-15 season at Carnesecca Arena, the campus home of St. John’s. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn lands second 2016 commit in point guard Julian Batts

St. Thomas More point guard Julian Batts verbally committed to LIU Brooklyn on Friday. (Photo: coxhub.com)

A busy week of roster reshuffling continued on Friday.

Not even twenty-four hours after learning that junior point guard Aakim Saintil was transferring from LIU Brooklyn, LIU head coach Jack Perri and staff quickly found his replacement on the roster with the verbal commitment of 5’11”/6’0” point guard Julian Batts from St. Thomas More Prep School in Connecticut.

Batts announced his commitment on Twitter with the following tweet: (click on the note on the left to read his announcement.) [Read more…]

Aakim Saintil transfers out from LIU Brooklyn after only one season

The transfer news keeps on coming for LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball.

A couple of days after news broke that twin brothers Trevin and Trevon Woods would be transferring from LIU, on Thursday it was revealed via a tweet from Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com that junior point guard Aakim Saintil will also be transferring out after just one season in Downtown Brooklyn. [Read more…]