Way Too Early NEC All-Conference Teams

As the NEC writer for the upcoming Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, I’ve started my deep analysis for each individual program. I still have several coaches to speak with throughout the summer, but I wanted to convey my current thoughts on the conference’s returning individual talent. Because 10 of 15 players have graduated or transferred from last year’s Big Apple Buckets all-NEC teams, this Way Too Early exercise would surely garner a ton of differing opinions. Continue reading “Way Too Early NEC All-Conference Teams”

Picking Out the NEC’s Most Underrated Players

One of my favorite posts to write during the season is the Big Apple Buckets awards. The awards could be for the preseason, midseason, end of season; I don’t really care. I simply enjoy highlighting the excellent players of the NEC! While I usually rank the top 10 to 15 players of the conference, I also take pleasure in mining through rosters to find the truly underrated, invaluable gems, using both advanced statistics and my eyes. Continue reading “Picking Out the NEC’s Most Underrated Players”

Mount St. Mary’s Is A Work In Progress

“If this game is not worth five dollars, I’m telling you this is the best basketball you can see for five dollars!”

Roy Sigler, the forthright Mount St. Mary’s radio color commenter, spoke those words on the NEC Front Row broadcast moments before the Mount secured a riveting come-from-behind victory over a veteran Norfolk State club. Continue reading “Mount St. Mary’s Is A Work In Progress”

Christian Bolsters Backcourt in Mount St. Mary’s Latest Recruiting Class

Khalid Nwandu athleticism and defensive prowess could find him minutes as a freshman. (Photo Credit - York Dispatch)
Khalid Nwandu (right) may possess the most upside of Jamion Christian’s 2013 recruiting class. (Photo Credit – York Dispatch)

When Jamion Christian accepted the head coaching position at Mount St. Mary’s last March, he saw that only one scholarship was available for his 2013-14 roster. With this in mind, Christian scooped up Khalid Nwandu last November to occupy the scholarship vacated by a soon to be graduating Raven Barber. Still, Christian and his staff continued to scour the landscape for 2013 recruits, just in case. Continue reading “Christian Bolsters Backcourt in Mount St. Mary’s Latest Recruiting Class”