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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Despite adversity throughout his career Henry Walker has continued to persevere and is shining in Japan

By Tom Ballato Every player's basketball journey is different, no two stories are alike, but for Henry Walker, the game of basketball has given him everything despite multiple setbacks.  Henry…

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After a remarkable career at South Dakota State, Mike Daum continues to cause mismatches in his first professional year in Spain

By Tom Ballato Each year during March Madness, we are introduced to players that we may not have heard of during the regular season, but they play at the same…

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Former Orlando Magic 1st round pick Andrew Nicholson’s game has become well respected in China

By Tom Ballato Andrew Nicholson's basketball career began his junior year of high school in his hometown of Mississauga, Ontario. He got into the game of basketball late, but his…

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Former Drake standout Josh Young has established himself on and off the court in Germany over the past 10 years

By Tom Ballato Josh Young spent four seasons at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  The 6'1" guard from Lawton, Oklahoma left his name in the record books at Drake.…

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On the other side of the world, coach Matt Houston is making those better around him while embracing every new opportunity that comes his way

By Tom Ballato On the other side of the world, in China, strength and conditioning coach Matt Houston has been making an impact through hard work and perseverance. In 2017,…

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