Is it time for an NYC-centered college hoops event ??

A couple of months ago, I tweeted an idea which is far from an original one, yet in regards to college basketball in this particular area, one that needed to be looked into once again:

Then the great New York Post sports columnist Lenn Robbins in his most recent column last week threw out a similar idea: [Read more…]

Update: Jamal Olasewere to work out for multiple NBA teams this week

Here is an update on graduated LIU Brooklyn forward Jamal Olasewere schedule of NBA pre-draft workouts this week.

Last night, Olasewere tweeted out his NBA workout schedule for this week:

He confirmed his workout today with the Brooklyn Nets as I had mentioned on Friday. He also mentioned, he will be working out for the New York Knicks on Tuesday and for the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Olasewere is attempting to be the first LIU Blackbird to play in the NBA since Charles Jones did it back in 1999 & 2o00 playing a season each from the Chicago Bulls and LA Clippers.

As you would expect, Olasewere’s former LIU teammate Julian Boyd gave him exactly one word of advice as he started this big week for him:

Good luck to Olasewere as he begins this transition to professional basketball.

4:45pm Update: Josh Newman of spoke with Olasewere after his workout with Brooklyn Nets on Monday and got Olasewere’s self-critique on his day. Here is the link.

Jamal Olasewere to work out for Brooklyn Nets on Monday

#1 Jamal Olasewere scores 27 points & grabs 9 rebounds in loss to Seton Hall (Photo Credit: Bob Dea)

(Photo Credit: Bob Dea)

According to several reports, graduated LIU Brooklyn forward Jamal Olasewere will workout for the Brooklyn Nets this coming Monday in a pre-NBA Draft workout.

The 2013 NEC Player of the Year will be working out with other potential draftees. Some of the names being mentioned in the workout is Arizona guard Mark Lyons, Rider guard Nurideen Lindsey, NC State forward C.J. Leslie, North Texas forward Tony Mitchell and UNCW forward Keith Rendleman.

This is Olasewere’s first known pre-draft workout with any NBA team.

News and Notes Around the NEC: June 14

It has been relatively quiet in the NEC news and notes department in the last couple of weeks. Summer is here so that shortly means possibly seeing some of your favorite NEC players in summer league action at a small gym near you. In NYC, the Nike Pro City at Baruch College started this week as well as many other summer leagues and tournaments so if you need your summer hoops fix, try checking some of these out. If you’re looking for a great site covering all these summer leagues and more, look no further than which is run by Ray Anczelowicz (@GothamHoops).

Now here’s what new in the NEC: [Read more…]

Brickman and Boyd look to shatter the record books


If you are a fan of the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, there are many things to look forward to this upcoming season. Obviously, there is that little thing called a “four-peat” but also there are opportunities for two LIU players to put their stamp on several school and conference records. There is also a slight possibility of even one major NCAA record for one of these fine players.

Obviously, the two players that I’m speaking of are the two seniors on this LIU men’s basketball roster going into the 2013-14 college basketball season, point guard Jason Brickman and forward Julian Boyd. Both are two of the three remaining returnees who have won NEC championship rings the past three seasons (Troy Joseph is the third). Not only are these guys set out to end their careers going four for four, they can also do it while breaking several records along the way.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at what extraordinary accomplishments each player can achieve come next March as their great college careers comes to a close after the end of this upcoming season. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn MBB adds a late commitment in forward Glenn Feidanga

Blackbirds Hoops Journal has learned that LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball has picked up a commitment from Glenn Feidanga, a 6’8″ forward from The Rock High School in Gainsville, Florida. He had offers from Iona and Charleston Southern before giving his commitment to LIU.

It was first tweeted out by Scott Holden of

Then Feidanga himself tweeted out his committment to Jack Perri and LIU Brooklyn.

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