Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hoops notes (Richmond, Hampton, JMU etc.)

Richmond: If you didn't keep track of the Spiders during their recent Scandinavian trip (shame on you, but we'll let it slide this time), here's a quick-and-dirty recap courtesy of the school's sports information department. Notice how two freshmen, Kristina Puthoff-King (10.0 ppg) and Genevieve Okoro (7 ppg) ranked 2nd and 4th on the team respectively in scoring. And for more about the cultural, off-court adventures during the trip, be sure to check out Rachael Bilney's well-written blog.

- In other Richmond news, our schedule tidbits post has been updated to reflect the fact that the Spiders will host Boston University on Dec. 28.

Hampton: A pair of local players who went the junior-college route, Heritage High graduate Evany Dickerson and ex-Hampton High star Alyssa Bennett, plan to return home as both have verbally committed to the Pirates, the Daily Press reported. Dickerson, a 5-5 guard who helped Heritage High claim the 2008 Group AAA state title, played last season at Patrick Henry Community College and will attend Tidewater Community College this year. The 6-2 Bennett, who played for Pirates head coach David Six as a member of Hampton High's 2007 state championship team, averaged 4.6 ppg at Gulf Coast Community College last season.

Click here to see other school's verbal commitments to date.

Norfolk State: The Spartans' 2010-11 schedule post has been updated to include the team's three opponents in the Morehead State tournament - Houston Baptist, Central Arkansas and the host school.

James Madison: Check out the interesting tale of Andrea Woodson-Smith, a former Dukes player whose career was cut short by injury after she was undercut going for a rebound. Last month, Woodson-Smith was instrumental in helping the United States capture the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation world title.

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