Latest Basketball News (Week 1 August 2018)

 

Georgia State Basketball tour of Spain cut short

The Georgia State men’s Basketball team are on a tour of Spain for warm up matches. The six panthers ended their three game tour with a win over Mataro All Stars in Barcelona. They won the game 106-95 with Devin Mitchell securing 31 points. Malik Benlevi and Jeff Thomas scored 16 and 15 points respectively. Even though they won the match, the atmosphere was a hot 90 degrees in a non air conditioned gymnasium. Coach Ron Hunter applauded his boys and praised the seniors in the team for putting up a remarkable display in such hot and humid conditions. The first quarter was an impressive one as both the teams were tied at 22 points. By the end of the first half, George State had established a 7 point lead over Mataro All Stars. The final quarters were dominated by Georgia State men’s winning the game comfortably.

The third game of the nine day tour had to be called off due to extreme heat waves which will make playing conditions in Barcelona unbearable. Georgia State players will be flying back to Atlanta on Wednesday.

 

Nebraska in pursuit of Chase Parr

The Nebraska Basketball team is on the lookout for the young talented Chase Parr. The team will be looking to build a strong team for the 2019 season. The Nebraska team suffered a huge loss in the form of Jordy Tshimanga. But now, Nebraska is looking to build a team capable of winning titles. The first step is by recruiting the young Maryland star Chase Parr. The young player already has more than 10 offers from top basketball associations of the country. There are reports that Parr has decided to focus on five teams namely, Nebraska, Xavier, George, Mason, Temple and UMBC.

Already hovering at 6-9 at 230 pounds, Parr is exactly the type of player Nebraska is searching for. As it is, the shoes of Tshimanga are huge to fill; Parr is certainly the man up for the job. The Huskers already have a talented Tim Miles in their line up and they certainly will have the team to beat the likes Xavier’s and Temples.

 

Kay Macbeth passes away at the age 96

The legendary Kay Macbeth breathed her last at the age of 96. She was a part of the celebrated Edmonton Grads who were regarded as one of the finest basketball team to have ever stepped on the court. Kay Macbeth moved to Toronto after her retirement and lived a pretty quiet life close to her family. The 5-4 point guard was regarded as one of the most adept at the game. People from all over the world send their condolences for the departed legend.