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Former St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams wasn’t selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft but found a landing spot less than 24 hours later. The 2018 co-Atlantic 10 Player of the Year signed a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. Two-way contracts, first introduced by the league last season, allow players to spend up to 45 days with the NBA franchise. Once a playe…

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Jaylen Adams hasn't stayed in one place for long this spring. The former St. Bonaventure point guard has worked out with 13 teams from coast-to-coast in preparation for Thursday night's NBA Draft at the Brooklyn-based Barclays Center  (7 p.m., ESPN). Let's run down the list: The Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Atl…

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Earning your first NBA workout is nerve-racking enough. Having to also perform in front of Magic Johnson, one of the best players in NBA, takes it to another level. Former Niagara basketball star Kahlil Dukes said he took it in style. "Magic is somebody that I've always looked up to, watched highlights of him, documentaries of him," Dukes said. "The impact that he's …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. With the collegiate slate over, we look back at the best from 2017-18. 1. University at Buffalo women's basketball: As the Bulls tore through most of the regular season slate, coach Felisha Legette-Jack echoed the same sentiment: The Mid-American Conference is a multi-bid lea…

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team will play in the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic in Northern Ireland, organizers made official Tuesday. UB’s participation had been previously reported by The News and other media outlets. The field has expanded to eight schools, arranged in two four-team brackets. Games will be played in the Unite…

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Canisius freshman guard Takal Molson has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NBA Draft, the school confirmed. Molson was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year after averaging 12.6 points, 5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. His scoring average was third on the team and second among freshmen in the MAAC. He scored 417 points, the most…

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Two months have passed since the University at Buffalo hired Mark Alnutt to replace Allen Greene as athletic director. He became the fourth AD since 2015, when Danny White left for Central Florida. The list includes interim Kathy Twist, who took over on an interim basis when Allen Green left for Auburn. Alnutt was juggling his new job with family responsibilities in Mem…

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Stephanie Reid is heading home to Australia to begin her professional career. The scrappy Reid, who was the heart and soul of the University at Buffalo women’s basketball team’s run to the Sweet 16, has signed with the Frankston Blues of the South East Australian Basketball League. Reid said she reports May 27 and is expected to make her pro debut June 1. “I was l…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. No-hit trio: Three local players threw no-hitters this week: D'Youville softball's Brittaney Goodrich, Niagara County CC baseball's Jacob Lewis and NCCC softball's Vicki Waugaman. Goodrich, an Eden graduate, no-hit the Alfred State Pioneers in a five-inning, 9-0 victo…

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With high expectations for the 2018-19 season, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team is putting together an aggressive non-conference schedule. UB will travel to West Virginia and Marquette, a source confirmed after recent reports. The game in Morgantown against the Mountaineers will be a rematch of the 2015 NCAA Tournament first-round game. UB rallied but …

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By Zach Schonbrun SAN ANTONIO – Juggernauts are not supposed to look like this, without a superstar, a catchy nickname, a lineup of future NBA All-Stars or the air of intimidation that is palpable even in layup lines. Villanova has none of these things. History, though, will look back at these Wildcats and their tactical, almost apologetic dominance throughout their …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Ricardo Ruiz Martinez: The junior  set a Daemen men's tennis record for singles victories in a season, winning for the 14th time in the Wildcats' 8-1 loss to Southern New Hampshire. Ruiz Martinez defeated Ricardo Marreiros in three sets to earn his sixth victory in his l…

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The circle came around on Easter morning in San Antonio. The Rev. Mike Rozier, a Jesuit buddy of John Beilein's, presided over a sprawling family Mass in a hotel conference room. An army of relatives showed up, including the coach's wife, Kathleen, most of their kids and grandchildren, and maybe 60 others from the larger family. On specific request, the priest made a po…

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The setup for the upcoming 3X3U Tournament will be familiar for the three local ballers heading to San Antonio: Canisius' Jermaine Crumpton, St. Bonaventure's Matt Mobley and University at Buffalo's Wes Clark. It's 3-on-3, halfcourt, first to 21 wins. "It's like a pickup setting," Crumpton said. 'Things that you do back home when you're with your friends." The bigges…