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Former Canisius guard Isaiah Reese announced via Twitter Friday night that he has signed with the Houston Rockets to play in the NBA Summer League. Reese is the first Golden Griffin basketball player to sign a summer league contract since 2014, when Billy Baron signed with Chicago and Jordan Heath signed with Detroit. “Thank you God for blessing me with the opportuni…

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Canisius College guard Isaiah Reese, who was suspended by the program Feb. 1, has declared for the NBA draft, he wrote on Twitter on Thursday. Reese was suspended for what coach Reggie Witherspoon said was conduct detrimental to the team. In a Twitter post titled, "Thankful to play the game I love," Reese wrote in part, "I am grateful for my time at Canisius College …

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Isaiah Reese hasn’t sniffed the court since an indefinite suspension for conduct detrimental to the team on Feb. 1, and it’s unclear whether the star guard will rejoin his Canisius teammates at any point during the final stretch of the regular season or the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. But the Golden Griffs are making a late push without him. Canisi…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Jaylen Adams scored 23 points and played the entire game as the Bonnies defeated Syracuse, 60-57, in overtime. It was St. Bonaventure's first victory against the Orange since 1981 and its first-ever  over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. Th…

Canisius men’s basketball is entering Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with a two-game win streak after defeating Robert Morris, 76-62, in Pittsburgh. Isaiah Reese led the Golden Griffins with 18 points on 8 for 14 shooting. He also had seven rebounds and three assists. Malik Johnson scored 13 points, while Selvedin Planincic tied a career-high for scoring wit…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Courtney Stockard hit a layup with 3.2 seconds remaining to complete the Bonnies' upset victory against previously unbeaten Maryland Friday at the Emerald Coast Classic. Stockard, who missed the previous two games with injury, scored a c…

Canisius won its second consecutive game at the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase in Stockton, Calif., beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 81-58, late Saturday night. On Friday, Canisius outlasted Texas State, 68-62. Against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Isaiah Reese and Takal Molson each scored 19 points for the Golden Griffins (3-3), and the Canisius shot 55.8 percent from the fi…

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Isaiah Reese had 14 of his team-high 16 points in the second half as Canisius earned a 68-62 victory against Texas State on Friday night in the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase at Pacific's Spanos Center in Stockton, Calif. Canisius (2-3) shot 68.2 percent in the second half of the school's first game in the state of California since a 1989 matchup against Princeton a…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Isaiah Reese: Canisius men's basketball's sophomore guard recorded the first triple-double in the program's 114-year history, totaling 23 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in the Golden Griffin's 104-84 victory against Youngstown State. Reese has surpassed the 20-point ma…