Knight Named To Abdul-Jabbar List, Riller A Curious Cousy Omission

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William & Mary senior Nathan Knight was named to the 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award watch list, given to the nation’s top collegiate center, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Oct. 18.

In his junior year, Knight was one of five finalists for the award as the top center in Division I.

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Earlier this month, Knight was recognized as a preseason All-CAA First Team selection. He was a First Team All-CAA and All-Defensive Team selection at the end of last season along with earning a place on the Lou Henson All-America Team.

Surprisingly, Grant Riller was not among the initial 20-man watch list for the Bob Cousy Award.

Riller’s 21.9 ppg in 2018-19 ranks would rank third among the 20 nominees, while his 4.1 apg would place him 10th. Riller’s player efficiency rating of 28.8 in 2018-19 (per College Basketball Reference) would rate first among nominees.

William & Mary’s Nathan Knight was among the top big men in the country in 2018-19 and put himself into elite company. Averaging 21.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.3 blocks in 2018-19, Knight joined Tim Duncan as the only other Division I player since1992 to average at least 20.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg 3.0 apg and 2.0 bpg in a season.

Among returning players, Charleston’s Grant Riller posted the highest offensive rating for players used on over 28-percent of a team’s possessions, per Ken Pomeroy. Knight had the fourth-best offensive rating among returning players.

In-State Rivals William & Mary, Hampton Clash At Kaplan Arena

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Undefeated in-state counterparts meet Friday at Kaplan Arena, when the red-hot William & Mary Tribe host Hampton.

Jordan Roland Is The Hero Northeastern Needs

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“Experience is everything in college basketball.” 

FloHoops To Live Stream Hoophall West Through 2023

FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced a partnership extension to provide live and on-demand content and coverage of the annual Hoophall West on FloHoops.com. 

Hofstra, Stony Brook Clash For Long Island Supremacy

Long Island supremacy is at stake Wednesday when Hofstra kicks off the first in a three-game homestand against Stony Brook.

Jordan Roland Is On A Roll (See What We Did There?)

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After setting a career high with 39 points in Northeastern’s season-opening win over Boston University, Jordan Roland upped the ante, posting 42 points in the Huskies’ home-opening win against Harvard.

March Comes Early As Dukes Host Eight-Ranked Maryland

March intensity comes to JMU Convocation Center in November, when preseason Big Ten Conference favorite Maryland visits Colonial Athletic Association front-runner James Madison. 

LaMelo Watch: Ball Leads Illawarra To Second Win Of Season

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Over the last few months LaMelo Ball has been touted as the potential No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, with his game praised high and low by current and former NBA players. But despite all the buzz Ball has created, he hadn’t put together a complete game yet in the NBL, one where his vast set of skills was on full display.  

CAA Watch Guide: Week Of November 11

Exciting matchups this week as we kick off Week 2 of College Basketball. Keep following the CAA as action begins with several key matchups on the slate.

Hofstra Takes Long Look In The Mirror Ahead Of Visit From Monmouth

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In the moments before Hofstra’s season opener Wednesday night, tribute was paid one more time to a memorable 2018-19 campaign with the raising of the banner acknowledging the Pride’s trip to the NIT.

Bigger Than Basketball: Skerry, Towson Look To Raise Autism Awareness

Towson coach Pat Skerry, like millions of men, is a husband and father. And, like a growing number of fathers in the United States, Skerry is the father of a child diagnosed on the autism spectrum.