Former Villanova big man Mouphtaou Yarou has found success in France and continues to work his way back from an Achilles injury

By Tom Ballato Mouphtaou Yarou emigrated to the United States in 2007 from Benin, a country in West Africa. He attended high school at Massanutten Prep in Woodstock, Virginia, before…

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From Duke to Japan and every stop along the way Ryan Kelly has committed himself to being the best version of himself through hard work

By: Tom Ballato When you think of some of the greatest performances in Duke history, Ryan Kelly's game in his return from injury is at the top of the list.…

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After being overlooked early in his career Julian Batts is now prepared for the road ahead after a successful career at LIU

By Tom Ballato Julian Batts was a two-sport athlete at Jeannette High School in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. He played quarterback on the football team and was the point guard on the…

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2019 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year, Dennis Jones just wrapped up is first professional season in Saudi Arabia

Dennis Jones after winning the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship. Photo courtesy of Dennis Jones. By Tom Ballato Dennis Jones spent his first two collegiate seasons at Pratt Community College in…

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After frustrations and hardships, Elijah Holifield proved himself at Western New Mexico and is prepared to play overseas

By Tom Ballato Elijah Holifield gravitated toward basketball at a young age. His father, Rick, was a professional baseball player, so Elijah grew up playing baseball and basketball. Rick Holifield…

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Former St. John’s forward Kyle Cuffe Sr. talks about his time at St. John’s, the new culture of the program, and about being a father

By Tom Ballato Kyle Cuffe Sr. played basketball from 1996-2000 at Rice High School in Harlem, New York. He played for one of the greatest high school programs in New…

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