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Dayton volleyball beats Ohio State for first time since 1980, sets attendance record

The Dayton Flyers volleyball program set a Frericks Center attendance record Saturday night as 2,285 spectators watched a match against Ohio State. Dayton completed a perfect weekend at the Flyer Invitational by beating the Buckeyes 3-2, winning the last set 16-14. Dayton ended a seven-match losing streak in the series, which Ohio State leads 14-10. Before this match, Dayton had not beaten Ohio State...
College Football: Dayton Flyers look to bounce back vs. Duquense

College Football: Dayton Flyers look to bounce back vs. Duquense

It’s not often you find a team that owns an edge on the Dayton Flyers, but Duquesne is one such program. The Dukes lead the all-time series 9-6 and they’ve won six of the last eight games as the Flyers head to Pittsburgh to renew the rivalry Saturday at noon. “Duquesne is probably one of the best teams we’ll play all year,” Chamberlin said. “They are well coached...
Former Dayton point guard Scoochie Smith signs with Cleveland Cavaliers

Former Dayton point guard Scoochie Smith signs with Cleveland Cavaliers

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith confirmed Thursday he will attend training camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Training camp starts Sept. 24. Earlier in the summer, Smith said he received an invitation to training camp after his performance for the Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League but was still considering his options. According to Keith Smith, of Basketball.RealGm.com,...
Dayton offers scholarship to four-star recruit in 2020 class

Dayton offers scholarship to four-star recruit in 2020 class

Desmond Polk, a four-star point guard in the class of 2020, announced a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers on Wednesday. » MORE ON RECRUITING: 2020 prospect visits UD | Women’s team gets verbal The 6-foot-4 Polk attends La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind. He ranks 125th in the 2020 class, according to Rivals.com, and 130th, according to 247Sports.com. He also has offers from...
Dayton women’s basketball receives second commitment from 2019 class

Dayton women’s basketball receives second commitment from 2019 class

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team received a verbal commitment on Monday from Mariah Perez, a 6-foot-3 senior forward from Newark Tech High School (N.J.). She’s the second 2019 recruit to pick the Flyers. Perez ranks 85th in the 2019 class, according to ProspectNation.com. She also had scholarship offers from St. John’s, Louisiana State and West Virginia among others. Dayton...
Dayton Flyers: Where did national magazine pick UD to finish in A-10?

Dayton Flyers: Where did national magazine pick UD to finish in A-10?

With the 2018-19 college basketball season less than two months away, more preseason predictions are coming out. The Lindy’s Sports College Basketball Preview hit newsstands this week. The annual magazine picked the Dayton Flyers to finish ninth in the 14-team Atlantic 10 Conference. That’s where it finished last year with an 8-10 league mark. This was the magazine’s take on Dayton...
Forward from West Virginia visits Dayton Flyers

Forward from West Virginia visits Dayton Flyers

Jalen Bridges, a 6-foot-7 forward, announced a visit to the Dayton Flyers on Saturday. Bridges attends Fairmont Senior High School in Fairmont, W.Va. He received a scholarship offer from West Virginia in August. Penn State was the first school from a power conference to offer him a scholarship in June, according to the Metro News of West Virginia. Bridges was originally in the 2019 recruiting class...
Four-star prospect lists Dayton among his final choices

Four-star prospect lists Dayton among his final choices

Toumani Camara, a four-star prospect in the class of 2019, listed Dayton among his final seven schools Thursday, according to reports by 247sports.com and Rivals.com. Camara, a 6-6 forward from Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Fla., also will consider George Washington, Massachusetts, Georgia, Kansas State, Minnesota and Murray State. He ranks 122nd in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports...
Dayton Flyers to open A-10 play on a Sunday in January

Dayton Flyers to open A-10 play on a Sunday in January

The Dayton Flyers will play two of their first three Atlantic 10 Conference games on Sundays at UD Arena, and they will open the conference schedule at home against Richmond on Jan. 6. Dayton finished 14-17 last season and 8-10 in the A-10, earning the No. 9 seed in the conference tournament. Here’s Dayton’s complete 18-game A-10 schedule, which was announced Wednesday. The times of many...
Injury ends season, career of Dayton Flyers quarterback

Injury ends season, career of Dayton Flyers quarterback

Dayton Flyers quarterback Alex Jeske will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury Saturday in the first quarter of the season opener at Welcome Stadium, UD announced Monday. Jeske’s college career ends with the injury. He’s a fifth-year senior from Glen Ellyn, Ill, who led the Flyers to the Pioneer Football League championship as a redshirt freshman in 2015 and won...
Dayton Flyers will not play Red and Blue game for second straight year

Dayton Flyers will not play Red and Blue game for second straight year

The Dayton Flyers men’s and women’s basketball teams will not play the annual Red and Blue games for the second straight year, a UD spokesman confirmed Thursday, because of the renovations at UD Arena. No decision has yet been made on whether to replace the scrimmages, which in the past gave fans their first glimpses of the teams in action, with another event. Last year, Dayton held a...
College Basketball: New ranking system will help determine NCAA field

College Basketball: New ranking system will help determine NCAA field

A new ranking system will be used to determine NCAA Tournament teams. The NCAA has developed a new system to replace the RPI as the primary method for evaluation teams during the Division I men’s basketball season. »RELATED: NCAA rules for recruiting, draft, agents and enforcement changing The NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) will rely on results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring...
Dayton Flyers: Obadiah Toppin highlights create buzz online

Dayton Flyers: Obadiah Toppin highlights create buzz online

Obadiah Toppin could be a secret weapon for the Dayton Flyers this season.  Unless the redshirt freshman’s videos keep going viral on social media.  A 30-second clip posted this week had already been viewed over 200,000 times as of Wednesday morning, and it gives some clues about what Toppin could bring to the floor for UD this season.  Of course translating his skills to a game...
Dayton Flyers officially add 6-foot-11 transfer from Nebraska

Dayton Flyers officially add 6-foot-11 transfer from Nebraska

Jordy Tshimanga is officially a Dayton Flyer.   The school announced Tuesday morning his transfer from Nebraska is complete.  The 6-foot-11 Montreal native will have to sit out this season and has two years of eligibility remaining.  He averaged 4.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game last season for the Cornhuskers.  In a release, Dayton coach Anthony Grant said...
Former Dayton Flyer John Crosby announces where he will play next

Former Dayton Flyer John Crosby announces where he will play next

Former Dayton Flyers point guard John Crosby will continue his career at Delaware State.  He made the announcement via social media Sunday night.  Crosby was one of five players to leave coach Anthony Grant’s program shortly after the season ended in March.  Crosby played in 26 games last past season, including nine starts, saw his playing time evaporate by year’s end...
Dayton basketball ranks 23rd in the nation in attendance 

Dayton basketball ranks 23rd in the nation in attendance 

The Dayton Flyers drew an average of 12,996 fans to UD Arena for men’s basketball games last season, good for No. 23 in the nation.  Despite a 14-17 season, attendance was down only slightly from the previous season when the Flyers won the Atlantic 10 and set a school/UD Arena record by drawing 13,018 per game (that ranked 22nd nationally).  Unlike the previous season, UD did not lead...
NCAA basketball: Rules for recruiting, draft, agents and enforcement changing

NCAA basketball: Rules for recruiting, draft, agents and enforcement changing

The NCAA announced numerous changes to college basketball Wednesday.  Most noteworthy: College players (and potentially high school players eventually) will be allowed to hire agents, and players who enter the NBA draft but aren’t selected can return to school if they choose to do so by 5 p.m. on the Monday after the draft.  Additionally, the NCAA significantly changed the recruiting...
Report: Nebraska transfer commits to Dayton

Report: Nebraska transfer commits to Dayton

Jordy Tshimanga, a transfer from Nebraska, has committed to the University of Dayton, according to a report by ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla. Tshimanga and his brother Emmanuel Tshimanga, a 2019 recruit, visited Dayton on Wednesday. Jordy Tshimanga, a 6-foot-11 center, started 18 games last season for Nebraska, averaging 4.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game. He announced his decision...
Report: Nebraska transfer and his brother, a 2019 recruit, visit Dayton

Report: Nebraska transfer and his brother, a 2019 recruit, visit Dayton

Jordy Tshimanga, a transfer from Nebraska and his brother Emmanuel Tshimanga, a 2019 recruit, started a visit with the Dayton Flyers on Wednesday, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein.  Jordy Tshimanga, a 6-foot-11 center, started 18 games last season for Nebraska, averaging 4.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game. He announced his decision to transfer in July...
Grant on Dayton’s progress during summer practices: ‘We’re better’

Grant on Dayton’s progress during summer practices: ‘We’re better’

The sounds of bouncing basketballs almost drowned out Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant as he talked to reporters Tuesday at the Cronin Center. Dayton’s eleven scholarship players, plus Meadowdale graduate Jabali Leonard, who’s trying to make the team as a walk-on, warmed up for practice with a shootaround as Grant spoke. The Flyers are nearing the end of their summer workouts. Classes...
Grant on Dayton’s summer practices: ‘It’s been a good six weeks’

Grant on Dayton’s summer practices: ‘It’s been a good six weeks’

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant opened up practice at the Cronin Center to local media on Tuesday. Here are some quick impressions from seeing the team work out and talking to Grant and three players: 1. All in action: Everyone on the roster looked healthy: the nine available scholarship players and the two transfers sitting out this season, Ibi Watson and Rodney Chatman. Everyone was practicing...
Dayton releases 2018-19 non-conference men’s basketball schedule

Dayton releases 2018-19 non-conference men’s basketball schedule

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant will reunite with former college teammate Damon Goodwin, the longtime head coach at Capital University, in an exhibition game Nov. 2 at UD Arena. Dayton released its non-conference schedule Tuesday. The game against Capital likely will be the first time fans can see the Flyers in action. For the second straight year, the status of the Red and Blue Game is up in the...
Dayton’s Green preparing Flyers for trip to Italy

Dayton’s Green preparing Flyers for trip to Italy

While on the road recruiting last week, Dayton Flyers women’s basketball coach Shauna Green spent some time talking about the offseason, her team’s upcoming trip to Italy and the season ahead. She visited Grand Rapids, Mich., before flying from Detroit to Washington, D.C., and then planned to travel to Atlanta. The rest of the staff hit other areas of the country. Recruiting never stops...
Dayton offers scholarship to forward from Brooklyn

Dayton offers scholarship to forward from Brooklyn

Julian Champagnie, a 6-foot-7 forward in the class of 2020, received a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers on Saturday, he announced on Twitter. Seton Hall, Cincinnati and Long Beach State are among the other schools that have offered scholarships to Champagnie, who attends Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. His twin brother, Justin, also has offers from Cincinnati, Seton...
Former Dayton assistant coach earns promotion at Davidson

Former Dayton assistant coach earns promotion at Davidson

Former Dayton Flyers assistant coach Kevin Kuwik earned a promotion at Davidson after one season with the Wildcats. Kuwik served as director of basketball operations last season on Bob McKillop’s staff. He will now be an assistant coach, the same position he held on Archie Miller’s staff for six seasons. Davidson announced the staff news Thursday. As an assistant coach, Kuwik will have...
Former Dayton guard to play in South America

Former Dayton guard to play in South America

Former Dayton Flyers guard Kyle Davis will continue his professional basketball career in Argentina. The Chicago native Davis will play in the country’s top league for Comunicaciones, which plays in Mercedes, a city of 40,000 in northeast corner of the country. According to the team’s website, Comunicaciones coach Ariel Rearte saw Davis play at a showcase for the Argentinian national league...
Former Dayton baseball coach finds new head coaching job

Former Dayton baseball coach finds new head coaching job

Former Dayton Flyers baseball coach Tony Vittorio will return to the game as the head coach at Wilmington College, which announced his hiring late Monday. Vittorio stepped down at Dayton after the 2017 season, his 18th with the program. He won a school-record 463 games. He joins a Quakers program seeking its first winning season since 2005. "I want to thank President Reynolds and Terry Rupert...
Report: Dayton to play Big East team in first round of Battle 4 Atlantis

Report: Dayton to play Big East team in first round of Battle 4 Atlantis

The Dayton Flyers will play Butler in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis, according to a report Monday by Jon Rothstein. The tournament, which will be held Nov. 21-23 on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, also features first-round matchups between Virginia and Middle Tennessee State, Florida and Oklahoma and Wisconsin and Stanford. Butler leads the all-time series against Dayton 13-10 and has won...
Dayton recruiting update: Coaches all over the map in July evaluation periods

Dayton recruiting update: Coaches all over the map in July evaluation periods

Dayton Flyers men’s basketball coaches have traveled all over the country this month working on future recruiting classes. A map shared by the Dayton basketball Twitter account last week showed some of those destinations: California, Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey — and, yes, even Ohio. Last week was the second of three evaluation periods in July. Coaches...
UD provides inside look at arena renovation

UD provides inside look at arena renovation

The University of Dayton shared a video updating the progress of phase two of the three-year, $72 million UD Arena renovation on Friday. The video shows the seats in the 300 and 400 levels have been removed. They will be replaced by padded seats with cupholders. UD Arena Director Scott DeBolt walked fans through the changes going on inside and outside the arena.  “The main concentration...
Two Dayton Flyers legends part of 2019 Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame class

Two Dayton Flyers legends part of 2019 Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame class

Two of the top-10 leading scorers in Dayton Flyers men’s basketball history will join the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019. Roosevelt Chapman and John Horan will be honored on May 18, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus. Chapman is Dayton’s all-time scoring leader. He scored 2,233 points between 1980 and 1984. Horan (1951-55) ranks 10th with 1,757 points. Among the other...
Scoochie Smith weighing his options after strong performance in NBA Summer League

Scoochie Smith weighing his options after strong performance in NBA Summer League

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith always felt he could play in the NBA. He showed he deserves a chance with his performance in the NBA Summer League. Smith spoke to the Dayton Daily News on the phone from Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday as he prepared to leave town after playing seven games in 11 days with the Cleveland Cavaliers. While Smith had confidence about his ability to play at the...
Former Dayton guard Bonsu finds job in NBA

Former Dayton guard Bonsu finds job in NBA

Former Dayton Flyers walk-on guard Jeremiah Bonsu is taking his career to the NBA. After graduating from the University of Dayton in 2017 and spending a season at Bowling Green as a graduate assistant men’s basketball coach, Bonsu has a new job as a player development intern with the Dallas Mavericks. Bonsu’s former teammate at Dayton, Kostas Antetokounmpo, signed a two-way contract...
Xenia’s Samari Curtis, a one-time Xavier recruit, wants to be more than a scorer

Xenia’s Samari Curtis, a one-time Xavier recruit, wants to be more than a scorer

Samari Curtis sounds more interested in improving his game this summer than figuring out where he will take it in 2019.  The Xenia basketball standout committed to Xavier in February but reopened his recruitment in May.  In an interview Monday, he said the Musketeers have remained in touch while Dayton, Cincinnati, Louisville, Missouri and Indiana are also recruiting him. ...
Dayton Flyers to open season on a Wednesday

Dayton Flyers to open season on a Wednesday

Two more non-conference games for the Dayton Flyers have become known in recent days. The University of North Florida published its non-conference schedule on its website, and its first game is at Dayton on Wednesday, Nov. 7. That will be the 2018-19 season opener for both teams. The first day teams can play is Nov. 6. The NCAA moved up the start date from Friday to Tuesday this season so the teams...
Scoochie Smith helps Cavaliers advance to semifinals of NBA Summer League tournament

Scoochie Smith helps Cavaliers advance to semifinals of NBA Summer League tournament

Scoochie Smith’s run with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League will continue for at least one more game. Smith, the former Dayton Flyers point guard, had 10 points, two assists and four rebounds in 26 minutes Sunday as the Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 82-68 in the quarterfinals of the Summer League tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. The Cavaliers will play the Los Angeles Lakers...
Scoochie Smith helps lead Cavaliers to Summer League quarterfinals

Scoochie Smith helps lead Cavaliers to Summer League quarterfinals

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith turned in his best performance so far Saturday in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev. Smith scored 15 of his 17 points in the last seven minutes in a 92-87 victory over the Houston Rockets, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. His tie-breaking 3-pointer with 4:21 to play gave the Cavs the lead for good...
Mavericks excited about potential of former Dayton forward Antetokounmpo

Mavericks excited about potential of former Dayton forward Antetokounmpo

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday after the team’s final game in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev. Antetokounmpo, the last pick in the NBA Draft in June and the first Dayton player drafted since 1990, had 10 points in a 96-92 victory over the Washington Wizards. He made 3 of 4 field goals and 4 of 5 free throws...
Dayton coach Anthony Grant: Donnie Jones ‘will fit extremely well on our staff’

Dayton coach Anthony Grant: Donnie Jones ‘will fit extremely well on our staff’

The University of Dayton announced the hiring of Donnie Jones, 52, as an assistant men’s basketball coach Thursday. He joins the staff of second-year Dayton Flyers head coach Anthony Grant. Jones and Grant first coached together in 1994 at Marshall under Billy Donovan. “I’m excited to announce the addition of Donnie Jones to our staff,” Grant said in a press release. He brings...
Defense a focus for Dayton Flyers in offseason workouts

Defense a focus for Dayton Flyers in offseason workouts

The Dayton Flyers held their first team workout earlier this summer after the second summer session of classes began. The word of the day then — as it will be most of the offseason — was defense. From the start of the first practice, coach Anthony Grant emphasized how important it will be for the Flyers to improve on defense in his second season. “We were not a very good defensive...
Dayton’s Darrell Davis will start pro career in Europe

Dayton’s Darrell Davis will start pro career in Europe

Former Dayton Flyers guard Darrell Davis will start his professional basketball career in Hungary. SZTE-Szedeak announced the signing of Davis on Tuesday. The team plays in Szeged, the third-largest city in Hungary. According to the team’s website, Davis will start practicing with the team on Aug. 13. Davis, who graduated in the spring, and walk-on guard Joey Gruden, who earned his degree last...
Obi One? Dayton announces player numbers for 2018-19 season

Obi One? Dayton announces player numbers for 2018-19 season

The Dayton Flyers men’s basketball roster was updated on the UD website Friday, displaying uniform numbers for some players for the first time. Redshirt freshman forward Obadiah Toppin, who was No. 12 last season, will wear No. 1, which Darrell Davis wore the last four seasons. Toppin appears to be fully embracing the “Obi One” nickname with his choice. He wore the same number...
Watch: Dayton provides first extended look at Flyers in practice this summer

Watch: Dayton provides first extended look at Flyers in practice this summer

Just under four months remain until the start of the 2018-19 college basketball season. Teams can begin play Nov. 6. That’s a Tuesday. Past seasons began Fridays. A new NCAA rule pushed up the start date, and Dayton Athletic Director Neil Sullivan said in April UD would probably take advantage of the early start date. While fans may not get to see the Flyers before then — the renovation...
NBA Summer League update: Antetokounmpo shows shot-blocking ability

NBA Summer League update: Antetokounmpo shows shot-blocking ability

Kostas Antetokounmpo received his most significant playing time of the NBA Summer League on Monday and showed glimpses of the potential Dayton Flyers fans saw at times throughout the 2017-18 season. In 14 minutes, Antetokounmpo blocked three shots for the Dallas Mavericks in a 91-71 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Las Vegas, Nev. He also had seven rebounds and two steals. He made 1 of 4...
Report: Wichita State assistant to join Grant’s staff at Dayton

Report: Wichita State assistant to join Grant’s staff at Dayton

Donnie Jones, who worked with Anthony Grant at Marshall and Florida, will join Grant’s staff as an assistant coach with the Dayton Flyers, according to a report by Jeff Goodman on Monday. Dayton has not officially announced the hiring. Jones would replace James Kane, who left Dayton in June after one season for Iowa State. Jones and Grant worked together at Marshall on Billy Donovan’s...
Report: Former Dayton guard finds new home in Europe

Report: Former Dayton guard finds new home in Europe

Former Dayton Flyers guard Brian Roberts will take his game to Spain next season. Roberts, 32, will play for Unicaja Malaga, according to a report by EuroHoops.net on Monday. Malaga is the sixth-largest city in Spain. Last year, Roberts played with Olympiacos B.C. in Piraeaus, Greece. He averaged 6.9 points, 1.4 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 32 games. It was the first time Roberts played in Europe...
Former Dayton Flyers all see action on first night of NBA Summer League

Former Dayton Flyers all see action on first night of NBA Summer League

Three former Dayton Flyers combined for 10 points Friday on the first night of play in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev. Charles Cooke scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting in 15 minutes as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost 70-69 to the Denver Nuggets. He grabbed four rebounds. Scoochie Smith shot 0-for-3 from the floor and had one point, two rebounds and four assists in 10 minutes for the Cleveland...
Here are some more potential changes coming to college basketball recruiting, the draft and more

Here are some more potential changes coming to college basketball recruiting, the draft and more

More than two months after an independent commission issued numerous recommendations for reforms to NCAA basketball, the efforts to reshape the recruiting calendar are continuing.  National basketball reporter Jeff Goodman shared some of the changes being considered Friday.  A common theme is creating new recruiting evaluation periods and events that would be more closely associated with...
Kettering native named athletic director at Big 12 school

Kettering native named athletic director at Big 12 school

The University of Kansas hired Kettering native Jeff Long, a 1978 Fairmont East graduate, as director of athletics on Thursday. Long spent 10 years as the athletic director at Arkansas before being fired in December. At Kansas, he replaces Sheahon Zenger, who was fired in May after seven years. In 2014, Long told the Dayton Daily News he developed his love of sports growing up in Ohio...
Antetokounmpo on first NBA practice: ‘I loved it’

Antetokounmpo on first NBA practice: ‘I loved it’

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo will play for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev. The Mavericks start play at 9:30 p.m. Friday (ESPN) against the Phoenix Suns and then play the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. Sunday (NBA TV) and the Golden State Warriors at 7:30 p.m. Monday (NBA TV). Each team plays three games in the preliminary rounds before being seeded...
Former Dayton guard Cooke returns to NBA Summer League

Former Dayton guard Cooke returns to NBA Summer League

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke will play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev. Cooke joins a roster that includes Rhode Island's Jared Terrell and Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop. Cooke also played with the Timberwolves in the Summer League last year but  signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans as an undrafted free agent. Cooke...
Dayton basketball: Want to learn to shoot the way Flyers do? Here’s how

Dayton basketball: Want to learn to shoot the way Flyers do? Here’s how

Dayton Flyers basketball coach Anthony Grant says the Steph Curry effect is real on young basketball players.  The success of the Golden State Warriors guard, who perhaps comes closer than anyone since Pete Maravich to displaying “in-the-gym range,” has led to lots of copycats.  Rather than worrying about breaking ankles like Allen Iverson or ripping down the rim with a vicious...
Scoochie Smith to play in NBA Summer League

Scoochie Smith to play in NBA Summer League

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev. Play starts Friday. The Cavaliers announced their Summer League roster on Tuesday. Among the other players is their top draft pick, Collin Sexton, of Alabama. Cavaliers assistant coach James Posey, a former Xavier star, will coach the team. Here’s the Cavaliers&rsquo...
Dayton hires strength coach who worked last season at UConn

Dayton hires strength coach who worked last season at UConn

Hiring a new strength coach after the departure of Casey Cathrall ranked high on Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant’s list of priorities this summer. On June 21, he said there was a “sense of urgency” to find someone who could get to work with the players during the second summer session. On Monday, Dayton announced it had found its guy: Ed Streit, 29, who was the strength and...
What has Dayton coach Anthony Grant seen so far from the Flyers this summer?

What has Dayton coach Anthony Grant seen so far from the Flyers this summer?

The Dayton Flyers basketball veterans are back in the gym.  So are the freshmen and the transfers.  So how are things going so far this summer at UD?  Coach Anthony Grant provided us with an update after the first week of summer workouts (See video above).  In short, he likes what he has seen so far, but he cautioned it is early, especially from a team perspective.  The better...
Dayton offers scholarship to 2019 center from Pennsylvania

Dayton offers scholarship to 2019 center from Pennsylvania

Olanrewaju Olamuyiwa, a 6-foot-10 center originally from Nigeria, announced a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers on Thursday. He’s a class of 2019 recruit. Olamuyiwa played at McDowell High School in Erie, Pa., last season. According to YourErie.com, he will transfer to St. Patrick’s High School in Elizabeth, N.J., for his senior year. He told PittsburghSportsNow.com last October...
Recruiting roundup: Taking stock of who Dayton is pursuing

Recruiting roundup: Taking stock of who Dayton is pursuing

The recruiting never stops in college basketball. It’s hard to keep track of all the players the Dayton Flyers are recruiting. While most of the focus has been on the 2019 class, the 2020 class also became more important earlier this month because coaches could make direct contact with rising juniors starting June 15. Dayton even has a couple of offers out for 2021. It’s not as far away...
Dayton offers scholarship to 2020 recruit from Dominican Republic

Dayton offers scholarship to 2020 recruit from Dominican Republic

Dayton Flyers coaches handed their latest 2020 scholarship offer — the third of the week — to Bayron Matos-Garcia, of the Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn. The school announced the offer on Twitter on Tuesday. The Florida Gators offered Matos-Garcia, a 6-foot-8 forward, on the same day. It was his first scholarship offer. Matos-Garcia is originally from the Dominican...
College basketball: Oddsmakers like UC Bearcats best among Ohio colleges

College basketball: Oddsmakers like UC Bearcats best among Ohio colleges

Remember when the state of Ohio was on top of the college basketball world last season?  That week was pretty magical!  The 2018 season didn’t really turn out great with Ohio State, Xavier and Cincinnati all losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament after Wright State was routed in the round of 64, but it was fun while it lasted!  And we have it on good authority all those...
Dayton men’s basketball starts new tradition for graduates

Dayton men’s basketball starts new tradition for graduates

The Dayton Flyers started a new tradition this month. Former members of the men’s basketball team who have also graduated from the University of Dayton are invited to sign the “Alumni Board” when returning to campus. The board is a small chunk of a basketball court with the Dayton logo in the middle. It’s hung on a wall inside the men’s basketball offices at the...
Dayton offers scholarship to 2020 recruit from Cleveland area

Dayton offers scholarship to 2020 recruit from Cleveland area

The Dayton Flyers stayed in state with their latest offer to the class of 2020. John Hugley, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Brush High School in Lyndhurst, just east of Cleveland, announced Monday he received a scholarship offer from Dayton. Hugley shared a photo on Twitter of himself at Dayton on June 18 with Dayton freshman guard Dwayne Cohill, another Cleveland-area recruit, and his high school...
Dayton offers scholarship to Centerville junior

Dayton offers scholarship to Centerville junior

Mo Njie, a 6-foot-8 forward from Centerville High School, announced Monday he has received an offer from the Dayton Flyers. Njie, who averaged 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in limited minutes as a sophomore, will be a junior at Centerville. He’s one of several 2020 recruits to pick up offers from Dayton in recent weeks. Xavier offered Njie a scholarship last week. In April, Njie told PrepHoops...
Three newest members of Dayton women’s basketball team arrive on campus

Three newest members of Dayton women’s basketball team arrive on campus

The three newest members of the Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team — Ella Skeens, Amari Davidson and Kyla Whitehead — arrived on campus this weekend. The University of Dayton’s second summer session begins Monday and ends with exams Aug. 3-4. “Very excited to finally have these three on campus!!” Dayton coach Shauna Green wrote on Twitter. “Can not wait...
NBA Draft: Where 3 locals landed and what’s next for them

NBA Draft: Where 3 locals landed and what’s next for them

Following the NBA draft live doesn’t appeal to me much because so much changes from moment to moment.  Of course there’s a great drama factor involved, but these days i don’t have much trouble finding that anywhere so I spent more time watching the Reds beat the Cubs and Kayla Harrison win her first MMA fight.  Even if you watched the NBA draft for a while last night, there&rsquo...
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Five things to know about Mavericks draft pick

Kostas Antetokounmpo: Five things to know about Mavericks draft pick

Kostas Antetokounmpo has heard the word potential attached to his name for years. That comes with the territory when your brother is one of the best players in the world and you have similar height and wingspan. “A lot of people tell me I have potential,” Antetokounmpo said last November after the second game of his short Dayton Flyers career, “but I have to keep working.”...
Dayton draft drought ends as Antetokounmpo chosen with last pick

Dayton draft drought ends as Antetokounmpo chosen with last pick

A 28-year drought ended for the Dayton Flyers on Thursday as the Dallas Mavericks selected Kostas Antetokounmpo, a 6-foot-10 forward, with the 30th and last pick of the second round in the NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the 60th player chosen overall. Antetokounmpo, 20, is the first Dayton player drafted since Negele Knight in 1990. The Phoenix Suns drafted Knight in the...
Dayton’s Anthony Grant reflects on winning gold, talks about offseason plans for Flyers

Dayton’s Anthony Grant reflects on winning gold, talks about offseason plans for Flyers

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant returned to Dayton earlier this week after helping coach the United States U-18 team to gold in the FIBA Americas Championship. Grant spoke on Thursday about his experiences at the tournament in Saint Catharines, Ont., and his thoughts on Dayton’s offseason. Here’s a quick recap of the conversation. There will be more to follow this weekend. On winning...
Antetokounmpo’s ‘high ceiling’ makes him a potential draft pick

Antetokounmpo’s ‘high ceiling’ makes him a potential draft pick

A eventful 12 months for former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo continues Thursday when he hopes to hear his name called in the NBA Draft. It’s Antetokounmpo’s potental — not his production at Dayton during his one season on the court — that makes him a potential second-round pick. “Kostas has a high ceiling,” said former Dayton assistant coach James...
NBA Draft: Local connections, how to watch and what else to know

NBA Draft: Local connections, how to watch and what else to know

The NBA draft is tonight. Coverage begins on ESPN at 7 p.m.  Here are some things to know about the league’s annual talent dispersal event:  1. For the second year in a row, there is a Southwest Ohio connection.  Last year, it was Luke Kennard. The Franklin High School graduate went to the Detroit Pistons in the first round.  This year it’s Vincent Edwards, a former...
Report: Former Dayton forward to change teams

Report: Former Dayton forward to change teams

Former Dayton Flyers forward Devin Oliver will play his next season of professional basketball in Turkey after two seasons in Slovenia, according to a report by Sportando.com. An announcement is expected soon about Oliver signing with Banvit, which plays in Bandirma, Turkey. Oliver played for Petrol Olimpija the last two seasons in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and helped lead the team to two championships...
Looking back: Negele Knight last Dayton Flyer to be drafted in 1990

Looking back: Negele Knight last Dayton Flyer to be drafted in 1990

Twenty eight years ago this month, the Phoenix Suns drafted Dayton Flyers guard Negele Knight with the fourth pick in the second round. He was the 31st overall pick. Knight was the 38th player in Dayton history be drafted and the 11th to go in the first or second rounds. Although four undrafted Flyers (Chris Wright, Chris Johnson, Brian Roberts and Charles Cooke) have played in the NBA since Knight&rsquo...
Former Flyer Kostas Antetokounmpo: What are his chances of being drafted?

Former Flyer Kostas Antetokounmpo: What are his chances of being drafted?

A 28-year drought for the Dayton Flyers will end if former UD forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, who left the program and the university in March, hears his name called. As expected, Antetokounmpo did not withdraw his name from the draft two weeks ago, which was the deadline for early entrants who had not signed with an agent. That means he can’t return to college basketball. Dayton hasn&rsquo...
Former Dayton Flyers center finds new home for basketball career

Former Dayton Flyers center finds new home for basketball career

Former Dayton Flyers center Jordan Pierce will continue his basketball career at Odessa Community College in Odessa, Texas. Odessa announced the addition of Pierce on Wednesday night. Dayton announced in March Pierce was leaving Dayton after one season. Four other players decided to transfer or turn pro. Xeyrius Williams transferred to Akron. Kostas Antetokounmpo hopes to hear his name called...
What to know about the Dayton area’s best basketball prospects

What to know about the Dayton area’s best basketball prospects

To find out what most of the area’s best basketball players are up to this spring and summer, one needn’t make many phone calls.  Quincy Simpson has the scoop.  Fans in northwest Ohio know Simpson as the head coach at Lima Senior, but he’s pulling double duty as the director of the C2K Elite AAU program.  That roster happens to include a handful of the top senior-to-be...
Dayton offers scholarships to two more 2019 recruits

Dayton offers scholarships to two more 2019 recruits

Two more 2019 recruits earned scholarship offers from the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday. • Moulaye Sissoko is a 6-foot-10 center originally from Mali in West Africa. He attends Lincoln Academy in Atlanta. The school reported his offer on Twitter. Sissoko is a three-star prospect who ranks 288th in the class, according to 247Sports.com. Mississippi State, Penn State and South Carolina are among the...
Dayton women’s basketball hires new assistant coach

Dayton women’s basketball hires new assistant coach

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball program announced the hiring of a new assistant coach Tuesday: DeAntoine "Cat" Beasley, who played for a Tennessee Tech team that beat the Dayton men in the second round of the  2002 NIT at UD Arena. “I want to thank coach (Shauna) Green for this great opportunity,” Beasley said in a press release. “My family and I are...
Hartman: Former Flyer in limbo a reminder NBA’s developmental system needs serious work

Hartman: Former Flyer in limbo a reminder NBA’s developmental system needs serious work

In case you forgot, the developmental system for basketball in the United States is confusing and weird.  Kostas Antetokounmpo wouldn’t be in such limbo if it made more sense, and that is primarily a failure of the NBA and its union.  The former Flyer is one of many prospects with great potential who could be drafted Thursday night. He’s also one of many prospects whose...
Dayton strength coach: Bittersweet leaving program after one year

Dayton strength coach: Bittersweet leaving program after one year

Casey Cathrall left the Dayton Flyers men’s basketball program after one season as the strength and conditioning coach for a dream job at the University of Miami. He has the same position with the Hurricanes men’s basketball team, and his first day was Monday. Cathrall couldn’t pass up the opportunity to return to Florida — he was a graduate assistant with the Hurricanes in...
Dayton assistant coach takes job in Big 12

Dayton assistant coach takes job in Big 12

Dayton Flyers assistant coach James Kane announced Monday he’s leaving Anthony Grant’s staff after one season. “I’m excited for the next challenge in my career and chance to reunite with Coach Steve Prohm at Iowa State University,” Kane wrote on Twitter. “However, leaving Flyer Nation and its rich basketball tradition was an extremely tough decision. Getting...
Recruiting for 2020 picks up for Dayton Flyers

Recruiting for 2020 picks up for Dayton Flyers

College basketball coaches could make direct contact with recruits from the 2020 class for the first time Friday. That meant they could talk to the players on the phone or via text and direct messages. Here’s a quick glance at players Dayton has contacted, according to reports: • Max Amadasun, 6-foot-10, center, Bronx, N.Y.: Jacob Polachek, of D1Vision, reported Dayton, Holy Cross, Tulane...
Dayton’s Grant, Team USA capture gold in FIBA Americas Championship

Dayton’s Grant, Team USA capture gold in FIBA Americas Championship

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant won a gold medal with the United States Under-18 team Saturday night in the FIBA Americas Championship. Grant, an assistant to Kansas head coach Bill Self, watched as the USA beat Canada 113-74 in the championship game in St. Catharines, Canada. The Americans clinched a spot in the 2019 FIBA U-19 World Cup. The top four teams qualified. Kansas recruit Quentin Grimes...
Dayton looking to fill two job openings on men’s basketball staff

Dayton looking to fill two job openings on men’s basketball staff

The University of Dayton has posted two job openings related to the men’s basketball team on its website this week. Dayton is looking for an assistant men’s basketball coach with an expected start date of June 22. That job was posted Wednesday. UD has not announced the departure of a coach, though James Kane was reported to be in the mix for an open position at Iowa State. Iowa State coach...
Dayton offers scholarship to another Vermont Academy recruit

Dayton offers scholarship to another Vermont Academy recruit

The Dayton Flyers are recruiting a second player from Vermont Academy. Symir Torrence, a 2020 recruit, received a scholarship offer Wednesday from Dayton, the school announced on Twitter. The Flyers had already offered a scholarship to Vermont Academy’s Tyler Bertram, a 2019 recruit who reportedly will visit Dayton this week. » DAYTON OFFERS: Zeb Jackson | Tre Williams | Dontaie...
NCAA announces big change to transfer rules

NCAA announces big change to transfer rules

The NCAA announced a potentially huge change to the transfer procedure that is set to take effect later this year.  Beginning in October, student-athletes will no longer be required to receive permission to transfer and go on scholarship at a new school.  This prevents the controversial process of coaches setting limits on where players can take their talents after deciding their current...
Dayton’s A-10 opponents announced for 2018-19 season

Dayton’s A-10 opponents announced for 2018-19 season

The Dayton Flyers will play two games each against Duquesne, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Louis and Virginia Commonwealth in the 2018-19 season, the Atlantic 10 announced Wednesday. It’s the same group of five teams Dayton played twice last season. Here’s a complete glance at Dayton’s opponents: Home: George Mason, La Salle, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, Duquesne, Massachusetts...
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