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Dayton Flyers interview: assistant coach DeAntoine Beasley

Dayton Flyers interview: assistant coach DeAntoine Beasley
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...
Report: 2019 recruit to visit Dayton this week

Report: 2019 recruit to visit Dayton this week

Tyler Bertram, a 2019 recruit, will visit the Dayton Flyers this week, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein. Bertram, a 6-4 guard, received a scholarship offer from Dayton in March. He’s also visiting Michigan and Loyola this week, according to the report. All three are unofficial visits. Bertram will be a senior at Vermont Academy, a private boarding school in Saxtons River...
2018 World Cup: Who are local coaches, fans rooting for?

2018 World Cup: Who are local coaches, fans rooting for?

The World Cup begins Thursday in Russia without the United States for the first time since 1986. While TV viewership in the USA for the tournament soared from 3,273,000 in 2010 to to 4,557,000 in 2014, those numbers could plummet this year because of the absence of the Americans. Soccer may be more popular than ever in this country — witness the rise of FC Cincinnati — but the non-soccer...
Dayton coach Grant experiences 92-point win in U-18 championship

Dayton coach Grant experiences 92-point win in U-18 championship

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant had a front-row seat Monday during one of the biggest blowouts ever seen in international basketball. Grant, who is an assistant coach with Wake Forest coach Danny Manning under Kansas coach Bill Self for the USA Under-18 team, watched as the Americans beat Panama 118-26 in St. Catharines, Ont. The U.S. team improved to 2-0 in Group A play in the preliminary round...
Sports Today: Reds go as Billy Hamilton goes again and again and again

Sports Today: Reds go as Billy Hamilton goes again and again and again

The Reds ended the weekend on a one-game winning streak thanks in no small part to our monthly reminder Billy Hamilton could be an amazing baseball player.  Ever the showman, Hamilton picked an interesting time to go nuts in the outfield, running down a couple of fly balls and throwing out two runners on the base paths.  That’s because it came the same day there was talk about whether...
Two of Dayton’s 2018 recruits arrive on campus

Two of Dayton’s 2018 recruits arrive on campus

Two of the newest Dayton Flyers arrived on campus Saturday as the University of Dayton celebrated Reunion Weekend. Dwayne Cohill, the first member of the 2018 men’s basketball class to commit and sign, announced his arrival on Twitter, and Jhery Matos, the second player in the class, did so on Instagram. Cohill, a 6-foot-2 guard from Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio, finished his...
Dayton offers scholarships to two players from California

Dayton offers scholarships to two players from California

Two members of the 2019 recruiting class announced scholarship offers from the Dayton Flyers on Monday. Prince Gillam, a 6-foot-7 forward, and Ismael Cruz, a 6-3 point guard, both attend Fresno High School (Calif.). They also play for The Truth, a Nike EYBL team. Gillam has offers from Cincinnati and Nevada, among others. Cruz has offers from Colorado, Washington State and others. Dayton could have...
Basketball camps at Dayton, Wright State offer picture of Division I college experience

Basketball camps at Dayton, Wright State offer picture of Division I college experience

Young basketball players wanting an up-close look at how college basketball teams operate can get one without leaving the Miami Valley.   How?  The Dayton and Wright State basketball programs both tout their summer camps as just such an opportunity.  “Basically it’s an opportunity for kids in our community to get an inside look at what we do on a daily basis with our...
2019 forward from Reynoldsburg will visit Dayton in June

2019 forward from Reynoldsburg will visit Dayton in June

Tre Williams, a 6-foot-6 forward from Reynoldsburg, will take an unofficial visit to the University of Dayton on June 21, according to a report by Zach Fleer, of 270Hoops.com on Thursday. Williams was a senior at Reynoldsburg this past season but will attend Woodstock Academy in Connecticut next year and be a part of the 2019 recruiting class. Williams has received scholarship offers from Bryant,...
Changes coming to how you can watch Flyers basketball 

Changes coming to how you can watch Flyers basketball 

The Atlantic 10 announced Thursday it has reached a new contract with ESPN that will put some of the conference’s games on the network’s new streaming network.  That new service, called ESPN+, is a subscription service launched earlier this year.  Starting with the 2018-19 sports season, it will become the new home of all digital-only Atlantic 10 home events, replacing that A-10...
Dayton offers scholarship to small forward from Kentucky

Dayton offers scholarship to small forward from Kentucky

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Dontaie Allen, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Pendleton County High School in Falmouth, Ky. Allen announced the offer Tuesday on Twitter. Allen ranks 214th in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports.com. He ranks 52nd at his position and fourth among all Kentucky players in the class. He averaged 31.8 points and 11.4 rebounds as a junior. Allen also received...
Top basketball cities ranked: Where does Dayton fall on list?

Top basketball cities ranked: Where does Dayton fall on list?

Dayton ranked 89th out of 291 on a list of the best basketball cities in the United States and 72nd among college basketball towns, according to a study by the website WalletHub.com. The website assigned points to cities for, among other things, performance level, national championships, regular-season championships, minimum season-ticket prices and stadium capacity. Los Angeles ranked No. 1...
Dayton’s Benjamin falls in first round of NCAA tennis tournament

Dayton’s Benjamin falls in first round of NCAA tennis tournament

Dayton Flyers junior Jordan Benjamin recorded a victory in the first set but fell short of an upset in the first round of the NCAA tennis championship on Wednesday morning at Wake Forest University. Benjamin lost 7-6 (5), 1-6, 3-6 to Tulane senior Constantin Schmitz, the 15th-ranked player in the nation. Benjamin finished the season 20-2 in singles play. Benjamin became the first Dayton tennis...
Dayton’s Benjamin to play Tulane senior in first round of NCAA championships

Dayton’s Benjamin to play Tulane senior in first round of NCAA championships

Dayton Flyers junior Jordan Benjamin will face Tulane senior Constantin Schmitz at 8 a.m.  Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA tennis championship at Wake Forest University. The bracket was announced Tuesday. Benjamin will be the first UD tennis player to play in the national tournament. Benjamin finished the regular season 16-0 in dual matches. He’s 20-1 overall in singles play...
Dayton offers scholarship to center in 2021 class

Dayton offers scholarship to center in 2021 class

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Franck Kepnang, a 6-foot-10 center in the class of 2021, according to a report by Andrew Slater. Kepnang plays for The MacDuffie School in Granby, Mass. He also has offers from La Salle, Virginia Commonwealth and Fordham, according to VerbalCommits.com. Kepnang is a native of Cameroon, according to the New England Recruiting Report. This is the second scholarship...
Giannis Antetokounmpo on his brother: ‘Kostas can be really good’

Giannis Antetokounmpo on his brother: ‘Kostas can be really good’

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, seeking to become the first UD player drafted since Negele Knight in 1990, worked out for NBA scouts Thursday on the first day of the NBA Combine in Chicago. Antetokounmpo, one of 69 players invited to the combine and the only one from the Atlantic 10 Conference, measured 6-foot-9 without shoes. He was the fifth-tallest player of the forwards. He...
Dayton loses women’s basketball assistant coach to N.C. State

Dayton loses women’s basketball assistant coach to N.C. State

Simon Harris, the only person to sit on the bench for the Dayton men’s and women’s basketball teams during their Elite Eight runs in 2014 and 2015, has left Shauna Green’s staff for a job at his alma mater. Harris will join North Carolina State women’s basketball head coach Wes Moore’s staff as an assistant coach. Harris played two seasons at N.C. State from 2007-09 after...
Sorry, ACC, this is the NCAA tournament change we’d rather see

Sorry, ACC, this is the NCAA tournament change we’d rather see

The ACC is proposing a change to the NCAA tournament that is dumb and unnecessary.  Per reports, members of the once-proud basketball conference that sold its soul for football several years back would like to see four more teams make the Big Dance each spring, bringing the total number to 72.  ACC commissioner John Swofford says this would create a second First Four, though it would not...
ACC coaches want to expand NCAA tournament and add second First Four

ACC coaches want to expand NCAA tournament and add second First Four

The Atlantic Coast Conference wants to expand the NCAA tournament from 68 to 72 teams and add a second First Four. According to reports Thursday, the ACC voted at its annual meeting to propose legislation to the NCAA to expand the tournament. The idea came from the conference’s 15 men’s basketball coaches. "The idea of having two First Fours, if you will, maybe geographic," Swofford...
Former Flyers teaming up again for shot at $2 million first prize

Former Flyers teaming up again for shot at $2 million first prize

Three former Dayton Flyers, all of whom were members of the Elite Eight team in 2014, will play together in The Basketball Tournament for the second straight year. Devin Oliver, Vee Sanford and Dyshawn Pierre will play for the Broad Street Brawlers. Last year, the team advanced to the second round. The Basketball Tournament is a 72-team, five-on-five, single-elimination event with a prize of...
Agonis Club honors 5 athletes and coach in 65th annual awards banquet

Agonis Club honors 5 athletes and coach in 65th annual awards banquet

The Dayton Agonis Club honored five area athletes and one coach during its 65th annual awards banquet at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering on Wednesday night. Receiving various athlete awards were Trotwood-Madison High School senior running back Ra’veion Hargrove, University of Dayton senior women’s basketball player Jenna Burdette, Wright State senior men’s basketball...
Date announced for Dayton’s game against Tulsa in December

Date announced for Dayton’s game against Tulsa in December

The Dayton Flyers will play Tulsa on Dec. 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The matchup was officially announced Wednesday. The game will be part of the annual Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase. The event features two other games: Rhode Island vs. West Virginia and Drexel vs. Quinnipiac.  “It’s an opportunity to play a quality opponent in Tulsa at a venue that...
Alter senior among 26 Dayton football recruits

Alter senior among 26 Dayton football recruits

The Dayton Flyers football program announced its 2018 recruiting class Tuesday. The list includes 26 players. They come from as close as Alter High School and from as far away as Simi Valley, Calif. Of the 26 players, 16 were captains of their high school teams, and 21 received all-conference honors. Here’s the full list: • Jack Albers, QB, 6-0, 180, Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) •...
Dayton women’s basketball program will travel to Italy this summer

Dayton women’s basketball program will travel to Italy this summer

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team will play three games against professional players in Italy in August during its first overseas trip since 2013. Dayton coach Shauna Green said the team will visit Rome, Florence, Venice and Lake Como in a trip that lasts from Aug. 5-15. The Flyers took a similar trip in August 2013 with stops in Rome, Venice, Pisa, Lake Como and Verona. “It&rsquo...
Three-star 2019 recruit from Pennsylvania earns offer from Dayton

Three-star 2019 recruit from Pennsylvania earns offer from Dayton

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Maceo Austin, a three-star recruit in the class of 2019. Austin announced the offer Saturday on Twitter. Austin is a 6-foot-5 guard from Kennedy Catholic High School in Hermitage, Pa., which is just across the Ohio/Pennsylvania border, northeast of Youngstown. Austin is the 35th-ranked shooting guard in the nation, according to 247Sports.com, and ranks 187th...
Dayton announces contract extension for women’s coach Shauna Green

Dayton announces contract extension for women’s coach Shauna Green

The University of Dayton has extended the contract of women’s basketball coach Shauna Green to 2024. »ARCHDEACON: UD women’s coaching winning on the court, and in life Green has guided the Flyers to a 45-17 record, back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and three Atlantic 10 championships (two regular season, one tournament) in two years at Dayton. “Shauna has done an outstanding...
Grant excited about future of Dayton basketball

Grant excited about future of Dayton basketball

Coach Anthony Grant visited the WHIO Radio studios on Friday morning to talk with the voice of the Flyers, Larry Hansgen, about the numerous offseason developments with the Dayton Flyers as well as promote the basketball camps being held on UD’s campus this summer. Since the season ended March 8, Dayton has seen five players decide to leave the program to transfer to another college or...
Dayton offers scholarship to 2021 recruit from Florida

Dayton offers scholarship to 2021 recruit from Florida

Recruiting for the 2021 class has already begun for the Dayton Flyers. Wesley Cardet, a 6-foot-5 guard from Northeast High School in Oakland Park, Fla., just north of Fort Lauderdale, received a scholarship offer Wednesday, according to multiple reports. He’s the first player in the class of 2021 to receive an offer from Dayton. Cardet received an offer from the Florida Gators on Tuesday. Dayton...
Sports Today: It’s a guard, guard world for Dayton basketball (and everyone else)

Sports Today: It’s a guard, guard world for Dayton basketball (and everyone else)

For all the stuff we talk about every day in the sports world, games pretty much always come down to who has the ball in their hands.  That’s what we’re focusing on today thanks to Anthony Grant opening up to David Jablonski about his emphasis on building backcourt depth for the future of Dayton basketball.  Not only are the Flyers scheduled to be deep in the backcourt in two...
Former Dayton forward Antetokounmpo works out with Raptors

Former Dayton forward Antetokounmpo works out with Raptors

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo was one of four players who worked out with the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, the team announced. The Raptors worked out three other players: Giddy Potts (Middle Tennessee State), Joe Chealey (Charleston) and Alan Herndon (Wyoming). » RELATED: What Dayton’s roster looks like now Antetokounmpo, one of 69 players invited to...
Sports Today: Ohio State trading 1 potential fairy tale at QB for another 

Sports Today: Ohio State trading 1 potential fairy tale at QB for another 

And so it is done: Joe Burrow is leaving Ohio State.  That means Urban Meyer’s offense will belong to Dwayne Haskins Jr. this fall barring something unforeseen.  Hopefully it works out for everyone.  There’s a good chance it will given the talents of both, but it’s still a little said.  I have to admit I was rooting for Burrow to be Ohio State’s starter...
Sports Today: College basketball roster churn offers distraction from bad baseball

Sports Today: College basketball roster churn offers distraction from bad baseball

As promised, the college basketball season has been eventful for Dayton and Wright State.  The Flyers added another player Monday with a commitment from Rodney Chatman III.  He is a transfer from Chattanooga, and yet another small guard who is joining coach Anthony Grant’s program.  The 6-foot-1 Chatman, who averaged 13.3 points per game as a college sophomore last season, joins...
Newest Dayton recruit committed during photo shoot at UD

Newest Dayton recruit committed during photo shoot at UD

A number of schools reached out to Rodney Chatman when he announced his decision to leave Chattanooga. “Virginia Tech was very interested and wanted him to come up and visit,” said Chatman’s dad Rodney. In the end, the 6-foot-1 guard Chatman — he goes by Chatman III, and his dad is Chatman Jr. — visited only one school: the University of Dayton. It was the same story...
Dayton adds fifth member to 2018 recruiting class

Dayton adds fifth member to 2018 recruiting class

Chattanooga transfer Rodney Chatman, a 6-foot-1 guard, announced Monday on Twitter he will play for the Dayton Flyers. He’s the fifth member of Dayton’s 2018 recruiting class. Chatman averaged 13.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists last season as a sophomore at Chattanooga. He shot 33.9 percent from 3-point range (43 of 127) and 78.2 percent from the free-throw line (93 of 119). He...
Sports Today: Reds fall flat after first winning week

Sports Today: Reds fall flat after first winning week

Well, that was fun while it lasted.  The Cincinnati Reds followed their first winning week of the season by getting swept by the Brewers and dropping two of three to a Marlins team that isn’t trying to win this season.  Not a great look, even for a bad team.  It’s tempting to say the past seven days were the most disappointing of 2018 so far, but of course they&rsquo...
Former Dayton forward invited to NBA Draft Combine

Former Dayton forward invited to NBA Draft Combine

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo was one of 69 players invited to the NBA Draft Combine, which will be held May 16-20 in Chicago. YahooSports.com published the full list of players Friday. Antetokounmpo spent two years at the University of Dayton. He sat out his freshman season as a NCAA partial qualifier. He averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds and blocked 31 shots last season and...
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