Injuries Leaving Sacred Heart’s Frontcourt Depth Thin

What was once a strength has suddenly turned into a weakness?

It certainly seems that way for Sacred Heart, whose once impressive frontcourt depth has worn dangerously thin in recent weeks. Continue reading “Injuries Leaving Sacred Heart’s Frontcourt Depth Thin”

Sacred Heart’s De’von Barnett Injures Shoulder, Upcoming Season In Doubt

In a relatively quiet offseason for the NEC, Sacred Heart suffered the first blow in the injury department.

Per a source inside the Pioneers’ program, junior forward De’von Barnett had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder in June and will likely miss the entire 2015-16 season as a result. Continue reading “Sacred Heart’s De’von Barnett Injures Shoulder, Upcoming Season In Doubt”

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”

Sacred Heart Pioneers – End of Season Recap

It couldn’t be sugar-coated if you tried – Anthony Latina’s first season as the Sacred Heart head coach was, quite frankly, a disaster. To start, the Pioneers dropped 12 of 15 non-conference contests, and with the exception of road wins at Fordham, Hofstra, and a close call versus Boston College, little could have been derived as a positive. Continue reading “Sacred Heart Pioneers – End of Season Recap”

Big Apple Buckets NEC All-Conference Teams and Awards

With the regular season in the rear view mirror, now is the time for John and I to release our consensus 2013-14 all-conference teams and awards. In all honestly, determining the award winners was easier than expected, while situating 15 all-conference players in their appropriate place proved to be more difficult. Nevertheless, here they are! Continue reading “Big Apple Buckets NEC All-Conference Teams and Awards”