Your network for multiple sports and entertainment

High School Bounce

2019-2020 High School Bounce




Check back in the coming weeks for game schedules and times. http://webca.st/164541

Click Here for Game

Click here for season schedule and archived games.

What We Cover

Today is

May 2020
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Archive for May 10th, 2020

NHL, NHLPA announce postponement of 2020 International Events

 

NEW YORK / TORONTO – The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association has announced the postponement of its 2020 international games.

 

The NHLPA and the NHL remain committed to maintaining and growing our international presence. We hope that our fans overseas understand the need to postpone the 2020 games, but we look forward to being back with them in 2021.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NHL PUBLIC RELATIONS; COURTESY NHLmedia.com

 

Dayton Power Forward Obi Toppin named Citizen Naismith Player of the Year

Toppin Joins Anthony Grant As Just The Sixth Naismith Player & Coach Of The Year From The Same School

ATLANTA –University of Dayton redshirt sophomore Obi Toppin has been named the winner of the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy, which is presented annually by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club to the top college men’s basketball player in the country.  Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu was named the women’s Naismith winner.

“We saw great on-court performances by Obi and Sabrina throughout the regular season, displaying the talent and commitment worthy of the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy,” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “While their seasons ended earlier than we all would have hoped, we want to reward the skill and determination they had on the court, honoring them as the Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year winners.”

Obi Toppin (file photo)

A 6-foot-9 forward from Brooklyn, Toppin is the University of Dayton’s first consensus All-American, having been picked a First Team All-American by The Sporting News, Associated Press, USBWA and NABC.

He has already been selected the College Basketball Player of the Year by the Associated Press, the USBWA, the NABC, The Athletic, USA Today, CBSsports.com, NBC Sports and Rivals.  Sports Illustrated announced its Top 50 College Basketball Players for the 2019-20 season in March, and Toppin’s uniform number matched his ranking – “1.”

He finished the year averaging 20.0 points and 7.5 rebounds a game, and shooting .633 (245-387) from the field, .390 (32-82) from 3-pt. range and .702 (99-141) from the line.  According to Synergy Basketball, Toppin led the nation with 1.20 points per possession while he was on the floor.

He was the only player in the country who averaged 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and shot over 60% from the field.  He also had the best field goal percentage in the last five years of any Division I player who averaged 20 points a game.

Toppin led the A-10 in FG% (.633, 245-387), and was second in scoring (20.0).  He was the only player in the conference to be listed in both the top ten in FG% and 3-pt. FG% (8th, .390, 32-82).  He was also fifth nationally in field goal percentage, even though he took more than double the number of three-pointers the rest of the top 10 combined.

The athletic high Flyer also led the nation in dunks (107).  His last five college field goals were dunks.  He ended his college career as UD’s career field goal percentage record holder by the slimmest of margins.  Toppin’s .6473 (446-689) edged Sean Finn’s previous record of .6469 (414-640).

Toppin lifted the Flyers to a 29-2 record, setting the most wins in school history even though UD did not get a chance to play any post-season games.  Dayton ended the year ranked third in the nation and will carry a 20-game win streak into 2020-21, the longest active streak in Division I.  UD won its third A-10 regular season championship in the last five years, but this season went undefeated (18-0) for the first time.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Doug Hauschild; COURTESY DAYTON MEDIA RELATIONS

 

Flyers’ Anthony Grant named Werner Ladder Naismith National Coach of the Year

Grant Is The First Flyer Coach To Be Named Naismith Coach Of The Year

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Tip-Off Club has announced that University of Dayton men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant has been named the 2020 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s Basketball National Coach of the Year.   He shared the day with South Carolina’s Dawn Staley, who was named the Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year.

Grant, a 1987 Dayton grad, is the first coach to win Naismith Coach of the Year while coaching at his alma mater since Jim Boeheim in 2010.

Anthony Grant

“Anthony and Dawn had remarkable coaching efforts, which was evident in how their teams performed throughout the entire regular season, culminating with conference championships and top-tier national rankings,” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “We’re honored to have Dawn and Anthony join a long history of impressive coaches who have been named the Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year.”

Grant had already been named Men’s College Coach of the Year by the NABC, the USBWA, the Associated Press, The Sporting News, Fox Sports and CBSsports.com.

Dayton went 29-2 this year, setting UD’s record for wins in a season despite not having the benefit of post-season play.  Both of UD’s losses were in overtime on neutral courts to teams expected to be in the NCAA tournament field – No. 1-ranked Kansas and Colorado.

The Flyers earned a No. 3 ranking in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls.  After being picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 Conference’s preseason poll, UD was the first team to go 18-0 in the conference in 35 years.

Dayton finished 2019-20 on a 20-game win streak, the longest active winning streak in Division I.  The 20-game streak matches the longest in the same season in Flyer basketball history, matching the 20-gamer in 1951-52.

In the modern era of UD basketball (Post-World War II), Grant is just the second Dayton grad to coach the Flyers. The first was his coach, College BB Hall of Famer Don Donoher (1964-89).

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Doug Hauschild: COURTESY DAYTON MEDIA RELATIONS

 

NABC awards Player, Coach of the Year to Dayton’s Toppin & Grant

Obi Toppin on left Anthony Grant on right (courtesy Dayton Athletics)

 

Flyer Duo Earn National Coach & Player Accolades Together From Third Organization

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has announced that the University of Dayton’s Anthony Grant and Obi Toppin have been named its Coach and Player of the Year.  The awards were determined by a nationwide vote of NABC-member Division I head coaches.

This is the third time that Grant and Toppin have swept the Coach and Player of the Year Awards so far this season.  The Flyer duo were also both winners of the same honors from the Associated Press and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

This is just the seventh time that the NABC Coach and Player of the Year have come from the same school.    Previous tandems were Georgetown’s John Thompson and Patrick Ewing in 1985, Purdue’s Gene Keady and Glen Robinson in 1994, North Carolina’s Bill Guthridge and Antawn Jamison in 1998, Duke’s Mike Kryzyzewski and Elton Brand in 1999, Saint Joseph’s Phil Martelli and Jameer Nelson in 2004, and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Draymond Green in 2012.

Grant and Toppin’s awards were part of the NABC’s top awards program.  Grant was selected as the NABC Division I Coach of the Year presented by Wilson, while Toppin was named the NABC Division I Player of the Year powered by ShotTracker. They were joined by NABC Defensive Player of the Year presented by Marriott Bonvoy Udoka Azubuike of Kansas, NABC Freshman of the Year presented by adidas Vernon Carey Jr. of Duke, and NABC Pete Newell Big Man of the Year Luka Garza of Iowa.

The 2019-20 season may be remembered as “The Year of the Big Man” as all four players honored were 6-foot-9 or taller.

Grant had also already been named Men’s College Coach of the Year by The Sporting News and CBSsports.com.

Dayton went 29-2 this year, setting UD’s record for wins in a season despite not having the benefit of post-season play.  Both of UD’s losses were in overtime on neutral courts to teams expected to be in the NCAA tournament field – No. 1-ranked Kansas and Colorado.

The Flyers earned a No. 3 ranking in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls.  After being picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 Conference’s preseason poll, UD was the first team to go 18-0 in the conference in 35 years.

Dayton finished 2019-20 on a 20-game win streak, the longest active winning streak in Division I.  The 20-game streak matches the longest in the same season in Flyer basketball history, matching the 20-gamer in 1951-52.

In the modern era of UD basketball (Post-World War II), Grant is just the second Dayton grad to coach the Flyers. The first was his coach, College BB Hall of Famer Don Donoher (1964-89).

Toppin is Dayton’s first consensus All-American.

He has been selected the College Basketball Player of the Year by the Associated Press, The Athletic, USA Today, CBSsports.com, NBC Sports and Rivals.  Sports Illustrated announced its Top 50 College Basketball Players for the 2019-20 season last week, and Toppin’s uniform number matched his ranking – “1.”

Toppin finished the year averaging 20.0 points and 7.5 rebounds a game, and shooting .633 (245-387) from the field, .390 (32-82) from 3-pt. range and .702 (99-141) from the line.  According to Synergy Basketball, Toppin led the nation with 1.20 points per possession while he was on the floor.

He was the only player in the country who averaged 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and shot over 60% from the field.  He also had the best field goal percentage in the last five years of any Division I player who averaged 20 points a game.

One of the most efficient players in the nation, Toppin averaged 20.0 points a game, while taking just 12.5 field goal attempts per game.  Despite not strictly playing in the post, his 167 “close-in” 2-pt. FG’s were 30 more than anyone else in the nation.

Toppin led the A-10 in FG% (.633, 245-387), and was second in scoring (20.0).  He was the only player in the conference to be listed in both the top ten in FG% and 3-pt. FG% (8th, .390, 32-82).  He was also fifth nationally in field goal percentage, even though he took more than double the number of three-pointers the rest of the top 10 combined.

The athletic high Flyer also led the nation in dunks (107).

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Doug Hauschild; COURTESY DAYTON MEDIA RELATIONS

 

NHL issues statement on social media comments by Brendan Leipsic and Jack Rodewald

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today released the following statement regarding comments made by Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic and Florida Panthers forward Jack Rodewald:

 

“The National Hockey League strongly condemns the misogynistic and reprehensible remarks made by players Brendan Leipsic and Jack Rodewald in a private group chat that has surfaced on social media. There is no place in our League for such statements, attitudes and behavior, no matter the forum. We will address this inexcusable conduct with the clubs and players involved.”

 

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NHL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NHLmedia.com

 

 Page 1 of 3  1  2  3 »