Monday, August 25, 2014

Myles Hamilton Transfers to Cleveland State

Former St. Edward standout and Kennesaw State transfer Myles Hamilton has enrolled for classes at Cleveland State University, the school announced on Monday.

According to CSU Sports Information Director Greg Murphy, Hamilton plans to walk-on to the CSU basketball program.

Hamilton spent two seasons at Kennessaw State, appearing in 54 games, including 39 starts. The 6-foot-1 guard averaged  6.0 points, 2.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 21.9 minutes during his Owls career.

The Cleveland native will have to sit-out the 2014-15 season, but will have two-years of eligibility remaining starting with the 2015-16 season.

Hamilton originally chose Kennesaw State over offers from Chattanooga, Cleveland State, Jacksonville, Kent State, Texas Tech and Toledo.

Photo: Kennesaw State Athletics

Friday, August 15, 2014

Isaiah Manderson Commits to Texas Tech

Three-star center Isaiah Manderson announced Friday on Twitter that he will play basketball at Texas Tech.

The 6-foot-10, 250-pound big man tweeted:


"The campus is beautiful – the coaches, the fans. It's a great situation for me," Manderson told the OregonLive.com. "I get to play for a Hall of Fame coach [Tubby Smith] and he can make me a better player."

The Alpharetta, Ga. native chose the Red Raiders over Cleveland State, Temple and Oregon.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Former Cleveland State standout Jon Harris signs contract to play professionally in Argentina

Former Cleveland State men's basketball standout Jon Harris has signed a professional contract to play in Argentina for the Gimnasia Esgrima in the city of Comodoro Rivadavia.

Harris, the Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year last season, will leave for Argentina on Aug. 19.

A 6-foot-7 forward from Twinsburg, Harris averaged 10.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 52.9 percent from the floor in his lone season with the Vikings after transferring from Miami (OH).

Gimnasia Esgrima plays in Argentina's top league - Liga Nacional de Básquet - which is considered the fourth-best league in the world.

Harris will team up with former St. Edward and USC standout Sam Clancy, Jr., who re-signed with Gimnasia Esgrima last month.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Cleveland State among top three schools for Isaiah Manderson

Cleveland State is among the finalist for landing former Oregon State signee Isaiah Manderson.

According to Matt Claire of RedRaiderSports.com, Manderson's top three schools are CSU, Texas Tech and Temple.

The 6-foot-10, 250-pound center plans to announce his decision next Thursday.

Manderson is visiting Texas Tech today and Temple on Monday. He visited CSU last month.

The Vikings have one scholarship still available after Bryn Forbes decided to transfer to Michigan State to be closer to his family.

Last month Manderson was deemed a full qualifier by the NCAA.

The Alpharetta, Ga. native signed with Oregon State last November, but was granted his release from the program when head coach Craig Robinson was fired in May.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Victor Morris joins Cleveland State basketball staff

Former Cleveland State basketball player Victor Morris is returning to his Alma mater and will join Gary Waters staff as the director of basketball operations.

The Inkster, Mich. native tweeted Wednesday:
Morris, 28, spent last season as an assistant coach at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, La.

He played basketball at CSU from 2003-07 - including his final season under Waters.

After graduating from CSU, Morris spent the next six seasons playing professionally in Europe and Canada.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Isaiah Manderson visits Cleveland State

Former Oregon State signee Isaiah Manderson visited Cleveland State's campus last week, according to his Twitter account.

On Friday, the 6-foot-10, 250-pound center from Alpharetta, Ga. tweeted:
Manderson also reportedly has received interest from Indiana, Miami (FL), Purdue, Memphis and Missouri since decommitting from Oregon State after the firing of head coach Craig Robinson in May.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported last week that Manderson has been deemed a full qualifier by the NCAA.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Germany's Tim Hasbargen will join Cleveland State basketball team as walk-on

Tim Hasbargen, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Germany, plans to join the Cleveland State men's basketball team next season as a walk-on.

EuropeanProspects.com first reported the news and was later confirmed by CSU Sports Information Director Greg Murphy.

Hasbargen averaged 13 points and five rebounds per game last season for FC Bayern Munich Basketball Team in Germany's Junior Basketball League (NBBL).

The Munich, Germany native was selected to the NBBL all-star game.

He shot 40 percent from the field (56-of-140) and 82.5 percent from the free throw line (52-of-63), but struggled from beyond the 3-point arc, shooting only 21.8 percent (12-of-55).

Hasbargen will play for Germany's U18 national team in this week's European Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Photo: NBBL

Friday, June 13, 2014

Cleveland State's Bryn Forbes transfers to Michigan State

Cleveland State basketball announced Friday that Bryn Forbes has been granted his release from the program and will transfer to Michigan State for his final two seasons.

"We want to thank Bryn for his contributions to the Cleveland State program," Vikings head coach Gary Waters said in a written statement. "He has represented our program well and although it is disappointing to see him leave, we wish him the best."

Forbes, a Lansing, Mich. native, told MLive.com that his decision to transfer was in large part to be closer to his family. He has a young son in the Lansing area and also has a sister with a medical condition.

“I knew this was the place I wanted to be especially with the family responsibilities I have to fulfill,” Forbes told MLive.com. “That’s important to me, so I feel like this is the right decision.”

Kyle Austin of MLive.com is reporting that Forbes will apply for a hardship waiver from the NCAA to be eligible to play immediately in the 2014-15 season.

In two seasons at CSU, Forbes averaged 14.1 points per game, while shooting 43.3 percent from the field, including 40.6 percent from downtown and 81.6 percent at the line.

Forbes was the 2013 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year after averaging 12.7 points per game as a freshman. As a sophomore, he averaged 15.6 points and set the CSU single season three-pointers made record with 81.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Report: Cleveland State's Bryn Forbes Seeks Transfer to Michigan State

Cleveland State's leading scorer Bryn Forbes could be taking his talents to Michigan State?

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Elton Alexander, Forbes has been granted permission by Vikings head coach Gary Waters to speak to MSU about a possible transfer.

The Lansing, Mich. native is seeking a transfer to the Spartans to be closer to his family. He has a young son in the Lansing area and also has a sister with a medical condition.

"We want what's best [for him]," Waters told the Plain Dealer. "We'll let the situation play itself out."

Waters also told the paper that Forbes has not asked for his release from CSU.

MSU has had interest in Forbes in the past as they offered him a "preferred walk-on" spot after high school. But Forbes choose to take a full scholarship and signed with CSU instead.

There is still a chance that Forbes could return to CSU.

According to Kyle Austin of MLive.com, Forbes is one of three transfers that MSU is considering for its final scholarship. The Spartans, reportedly, are also looking at shooting guards Eron Harris (West Virginia) and Charles Cooke (James Madison).

Forbes, a sophomore guard, has led the team in scoring each of his two seasons at CSU.

He was the 2013 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year after averaging 12.7 points per game as a freshman. Last year Forbes averaged 15.6 points and set the CSU single season three-pointers made record with 81.

CSU is hoping to have a final word on Forbes' status by the end of this week.

Moses to visit CSU: Trey Moses, a 6-foot-8 center from Eastern High School in Louisville, Kentucky, plans to visit CSU on June 20, according to his Twitter account.

According to VerbalCommits.com, Moses holds an offer from Northern Kentucky, and has also received interest from Morgan State, Akron, Samford, Elon, Boston, Tennessee Tech, Morehead State and Radford.