Thursday, April 15, 2010

AE comings and goings

The revolving door at America East has been spinning lately as Hartford coach Dan Leibovitz resigned and a couple players, Russell Graham (UNH) and Chauncey Gilliam (UMBC) announced they would transfer.

UMaine players Ryan Martin and Jerrell Boswell have also been reported to be transferring. Martin, according to a report, will seek a transfer to a Divison II or III school in search of playing time. Boswell came to the Black Bears via the JUCO route, but never saw much playing time last year.

Gilliam just completed his sophomore season at UMBC and was named third team All-America East.

There are reports circulating that former Hartford and Boston College assistant coach John Gallagher will be named to replace Leibovitz as the new Hartford boss.

NJCAA honors for Singleton

Black Bears recruit Raheem Singleton (Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y.) was selected third-team All-American for NJCAA Division II.

NJCAA Division II All-American Team

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Singleton about to sign

Raheem Singleton, a 6-foot point guard from Boston, has reportedly made a verbal commitment to attend UMaine. Singleton recently completed his sophomore year at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y.

Singleton was a Boston Globe All-Scholastics player at Madison Park High School in 2007.

He led Monroe to a 29-4 record and an appearance in the National Junior College tournament in Danville, Ill. (home of Huggy Dye, by the way).

Singleton's stats:

15.0 points per game (led four double-digit scorers)
3.8 rebounds
5.6 assists
2.5 assist to turnover ratio (180 assists/72 turnovers)
54 percent on all field goals
41 percent on three-pointers (31 of 76)
69 percent on free throws
Note: Former Black Bear Rashard Turner played one season at Monroe Junior College. ... Singleton's nickname is "Radio" after a character in the Spike Lee movie, "Do the Right Thing."