Latest Basketball News (Week 2 April 2018)

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Unforgettable moments for English Basketball players on court

In the Commonwealth Games on Sunday, Jamell Anderson, a 27-year old player who plies his trade in Spain for Spanish team FG La Roda proposed to his long time sweetheart Georgia Jones.Jones, who plays in the Women’s British Basketball League for the Manchester Mystics was pleasantly surprised as she embraced her partner as all members of the British Basketball teams cheered.

Anderson’s teammates were the only ones to know about the imminent proposal and he said that he was elated that everything went to plan.Anderson justified his wonderful decision by saying that as Basketball was a big part of their relationship, it made perfect sense to him to do it on a Basketball court. He added that both of them had really worked hard to be in this situation.A shocked and ecstatic Jones said that she had no idea whatsoever and that she literally was speechless after what had just transpired.

 

Massive loss for Memphis athletic department

Reports arising from Sunday’s turnstile attendance figures claim that a mammoth pay of $800,000 from the Memphis Grizzlies was missed out entirely by the athletic department of The University of Memphis. They lost such a major amount due to poor attendance at the men’s basketball games, this past season.It marks the first time since Memphis started playing their home games in FedExForum that the institute didn’t receive money from the reputed Grizzlies in accordance to the lease agreement.

Memphis has an average of 4583 fans over a period of 19 regular season home games. According to the lease agreement, the Grizzlies owe Memphis an amount of $800,000 if the school has an average of 10000 fans or more. If the attendance figures stand between 6000 and 10000, the school will receive a reduced payment, which will be proportional to the shortfall. However, if the attendance drops below 6000, Memphis will get no money at all and if it happens for 2 back to back seasons, the Grizzlies can terminate the lease of the school.

 

New man at the helm for La Selle

Ashley Howard was hired to be the La Salle University men’s basketball coach on Sunday. Previously, he was the assistant coach to Jay Wright for Villanova men’s basketball team. Sophomore Grace Mancini looked upbeat as he said that they are hoping Howard can take them all the way to the NCAA tournament.Howard had pledged his allegiance to the Wildcats through a couple of championships. He also was an extremely important athlete at Monsignor Bonner High School.

Sophomore Sean Kelly said he was excited for Howard and for the entire team. Senior Edward Hudak said that though the past 2 years had been rough, he hoped that Howard would go a long way in bringing back the spirit of the school and make the players play as a team once again.

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