Mattias Markusson commits to LMU

980Frank Burlison is reporting that Mattias Markusson has committed to LMU. We first wrote about Markusson on 04-14-16.



Max Good hired as head of Pratt Community College

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By Ironlion

Max Good has been hired at Pratt Community College as head coach.  Several high profile coaches commented on the hire: “Coach Good is an unbelievable competitor with a great knowledge of the game. He always gets the most out of his players’ abilities. He also has a personality bigger than life. Pratt is getting one terrific coach.” – Mark Few, Gonzaga University Head Coach

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Matt Hayes to transfer from LMU

11459807Junior guard, Matt Hayes will transfer from LMU. Hayes’ playing time was greatly reduced this year. Hayes should have one year of eligibility remaining after transferring. The news was first reported on ESPN’s Jeff Goodman’s transfer list.

216 cm Swedish Center MATTIAS MARKUSSON to Visit LMU

BB151002PA044-1-1000x500By Lions Roar Staff

That’s right, 216 centimeters!  Or for those of us living in the United States, 7’1”!

Mattias Markusson is a high effort, developing big man who runs the floor well and uses his height well.  He shows some good shooting, passing and rebounding skills and footwork. He has game-changing size inside on defense.  For a player that has only been playing for 3 ½ years he shows some real promise.

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Lions Pick Up 6’11” 235 Pound Center STEFAN JOVANOVIC

Rainbow Warriors lose to the Long Beach State 49ers

By Lions Roar Staff

Center Stefan Jovanovic, a 6’11” 235 pound center, is transferring from University of Hawaii to LMU, University of Hawaii coach Eran Ganot announced on Saturday to Hawaii News Now. Jovanovic will be immediately eligible and have a huge impact on the Lion’s team next year.

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Terry Porter head University of Portland men’s basketball coach

220px-Terry_PorterThe final coaching vacancy in the WCC has been filled. Veteran NBA coach and player Terry Porter has verbally agreed to be next University of Portland head coach. News story can be read here.

Arizona transfer target Justin Simon

TM1vb2DsArizona freshman guard Justin Simon had gained his release and will transfer. This morning CBS Jon Rothstein is reporting that LMU is one of the schools Simon is considering transferring to. Continue reading

WCC transfer list

DMSEOVLOTYSJQQZ.20120328181641Here is the first addition of the WCC transfer list. Look for this list to grow in the upcoming months. Four new head coaches in the conference will mean there is going to be a lot of roster turn over. Coach Lamont Smith at USD, who will be entering his second year, is wasting no time bringing in his own players.  Continue reading

Kyle Smith Named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at USF

Kyle_Smith_Mens_Basketball_coach_at_Columbia_50533USF has hired Kyle Smith as Men’s Basketball Coach. Smith is the third new hire in the conference following Damon Stoudamire at Pacific, and Herb Sendek at Santa Clara. Only the University of Portland job remains open. The official press release can be read here. 

Herb Sendek hired at Santa Clara

RJYWASUNAXBHEGC.20141008212835According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Herb Sendek has been hired at Santa Clara. Sendek was the previous head coach at NC State and Arizona State. He has a overall coach record of 406-290 (.583) . The University of San Francisco and University of Portland still have head coaching vacancies.