Joel Hernandez to have surgery on his right thumb – Out Indefinitely

LIU Brooklyn’s worst fears have been confirmed.

Tuesday night, LIU senior guard and co-captain Joel Hernandez announced on his Instagram account that he will need to have surgery to repair the damage done by the dislocation he suffered late in LIU’s season opening win against John Jay Friday night. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn gets first 2017 verbal commit in Shyheim Hicks

Commonwealth Academy's guard

Commonwealth Academy’s guard Shyheim Hicks is LIU Brooklyn’s first 2017 verbal commit. (Photo:, Shyheim Hicks)

LIU Brooklyn received some nice news over the weekend. The Blackbirds landed their first 2017 commit in guard Shyheim Hicks.

Hicks is a 6’2” combo guard out of Commonwealth Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts. He gave his verbal commitment to LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff on Saturday and put out this tweet: [Read more…]

Perri hires Tobe Carberry and Greg Van Pelt to join his coaching staff

Tobe Carberry (L) and Greg Van Pelt (R) are the two new additions to Jack Perri's coaching staff. (Photos:

Tobe Carberry (L) and Greg Van Pelt (R) are the two new additions to Jack Perri’s coaching staff. (Photos:

It took a while this summer but LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri finally has finalized his coaching staff for the upcoming 2016-17 college basketball season.

Perri has hired Tobe Carberry as an assistant coach and Greg Van Pelt as the new Director of Basketball Operations. An official announcement from LIU Brooklyn is expected soon.

Tobe Carberry was hired last month by Perri to be the new assistant coach on his staff, replacing the departed Charles Bridge. Carberry comes to LIU from Central Connecticut where he was on former CCSU head coach Howie Dickenman coaching staff the last season as an assistant coach.

Carberry also was an assistant coach at the University of New Haven from 2010 to 2014 and an assistant coach at Southern Connecticut State from 2008 to 2010. He played four seasons at Vermont from 1996 to 2000 where he averaged 11.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in his collegiate career. reported on the Carberry addition this past weekend.

Carberry isn’t the only new addition to Jack Perri staff. Joining the coaching staff this season is Greg Van Pelt who replaces Alvin Vivican as LIU’s Director of Basketball Operations. first reported this move back on August 29th. Van Pelt comes to LIU after spending last season as an assistant coach at Division III Montclair State University. Prior to his time at Montclair State, he was an assistant coach at Susquehanna University (Division III) from 2013 to 2015 and was a graduate assistant coach at East Stroudsburg (Division II) from 2011 to 2013.

Jack Perri will enter into his fifth season as the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball head coach and twelfth season overall in Downtown Brooklyn. Assistant coaches Jim Mack and Kenyon Spears return to the LIU coaching staff in 2016-17. Mack enters into his third season at LIU while Spears enters into his second season.

LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball begins their 2016-17 season at home against Division III John Jay College on Friday, November 11th.

LIU Brooklyn gets late addition in point guard Jashaun Agosto

LIU Brooklyn got a late addition in landing point guard Jashaun Agosto out of Seattle, WA. (Photo: Jashaun Agosto/Twitter)

LIU Brooklyn got a late addition in landing point guard Jashaun Agosto out of Seattle, WA. (Photo: Jashaun Agosto/Twitter)

Well, that was fast.

Last week, we learned that All-NEC first teamer Martin Hermannsson was taking his talents back to Europe and signed with a professional club in France. Well, LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff went to working quickly on getting another player onto the 2016-17 roster and they did just that.

This afternoon, LIU Brooklyn landed 2016 point guard Jashaun Agosto out of Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. He announced his commitment on his Twitter page. [Read more…]

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


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…]

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:

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…]