Archive for July 2009

Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #8

This is a continuation of Chicago College Basketball’s Top 10 players in Chicago college basketball history. Number eight on the list is arguably the top player in UIC men’s basketball history. See who it is after the break. Already revealed players: #10 David Holston – Chicago State#9 Drake Diener – DePaul 8. Kenny Williams –... Read more »

Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #9

This is a continuation of Chicago College Basketball’s Top 10 players in Chicago college basketball history. A surprising name from DePaul’s Conference USA days makes the list at #9. Check it out and discuss the choice after the break. Already revealed players: #10 David Holston – Chicago State 9. Drake Diener – DePaul: 6’6″ guard... Read more »

Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #10

Creating a Top 10 list is no easy task. Doing so for the entire history of Chicago college basketball certainly wasn’t either. When I started planning for this post over a month ago I didn’t realize how much I would end up exploring the leader boards, histories and NBA careers of all the seasons and... Read more »
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Sunday Links - Late

These Sunday links are a little late. Also, the news that I can find about the college basketball teams in the area is starting to peter out. While I’ll have some other features in the near future about schedules, greatest players of all-time and other interesting questions facing Chicago’s college basketball teams, I want to... Read more »

Sunday Links

Many of this week’s links are general college basketball stories that I think would be of interest to members of the Chicago college basketball community. It’s possible you’ve seen some of them, but I hope that I can provide some things to think about along with the articles. You can see all my thoughts –... Read more »

Dayton's 2010 class leds to questions about DePaul's future

With the signing of Brandon Spearman the Dayton Flyers secured the fourth member of an outstanding recuiting class. Head coach Brian Gregory has amassed a class that would be formidable even in the Big East. Of course, the four players will be playing in the Atlantic 10. What does this have to do with DePaul?... Read more »
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David Holston and John Cantrell continue their careers abroad

Two of Chicago State’s best players during the 2008-09 season have decided to follow their professional basketball dreams to faraway places. David Holston (left) is heading to Pinar Karsiyaka in the Turkish Basketball League. Cantrell is playing for BC Odessa in the Ukraine Basketball League. Holston one was of the most exciting players in college... Read more »

Northwestern the 1931 Champs?

Welsh-Ryan Ramblings ran a post yesterday suggesting that Northwestern should raise a banner honoring itself as the 1931 National Champions in basketball. The Wildcats went 16-1 and the Helms Foundation named them champions. You can read all about it here. A petition has been created to encourage the school to recognize the accomplishment in its... Read more »

Sunday Links

This week’s links include a ton about recruiting. Also, there’s some more information about the U-19 FIBA Championships which the United States won this morning and Northwestern’s John Shurna played very well in, for the most part. I’ll be doing a full analysis of Shurna’s play later in the week. Lots of information after the... Read more »
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UIC sets up challenging non-conference schedule

UIC released nine non-conference contests on Wednesday. The games are a nice mix of power conference and mid-major schools and a good balance of home and away contests. Even though the schedule might look pretty easy, there are certainly some games that could sneak up on the Flames. Also, if opponents are paying attention, UIC... Read more »