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DePaul finds true love with their Romeo

DePaul finds true love with their Romeo

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball team just received a verbal commitment from a potentially program-changing recruit. On an Instagram live video taken in his high school gymnasium, class of 2019 four-star small forward Romeo Weems picked the Blue Demons over Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State,...

Scouting Strus: He declared for the draft without an agent, so what are his odds of going pro?

Scouting Strus: He declared for the draft without an agent, so what are his odds of going pro?

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

I am not that smart. But by being friendly to people and awkwardly initiating conversations at credentialed events, I've formed relationships with enough legitimate experts to write informed stories with semblances of intelligence. When DePaul Blue Demon basketball star Max Strus announced at the end of March that he would declare for the 2018 ...

DePaul adds size with grad transfer Olujobi

DePaul adds size with grad transfer Olujobi

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

For the second week in a row, DePaul picked up a transfer Monday afternoon when North Carolina AT&T graduate transfer Femi Olujobi announced he would become the latest to join the Blue Demons. Olujobi pointed to the connection he developed with the coaching staff and current players during his ...

Ozanne adds Cleveland flavor; manners to Blue Demons incoming freshman class

Ozanne adds Cleveland flavor; manners to Blue Demons incoming freshman class

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

If athletic programs determined financial aid by how polite a recruit was, the DePaul Blue Demons newest basketball commit Josh Ozanne would instantly receive an upgrade from a preferred walk-on to a full ride. "That's got to go back to my parents," Ozanne said in a phone interview Saturday evening about the origin of his manners. "Ever si...

Femi Olujobi commits to DePaul

Femi Olujobi commits to DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

For the second week in a row, DePaul picked up a transfer Monday afternoon when North Carolina AT&T graduate transfer Femi Olujobi announced he would become a Blue Demon. In a tweet posted on his account, Olujobi said he was ready to take on the Big East.  "Let's terrorize the Big East," Olujobi said....

Arkansas transfer Darious Hall commits to DePaul

Arkansas transfer Darious Hall commits to DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The DePaul basketball program has enlisted help on the wing for the future. Arkansas transfer Darious Hall announced on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon that he has committed to DePaul. "I would like to thank God for this position he has allowed me to be in, and my mother who has supported...

DePaul lands preferred walk-on

DePaul lands preferred walk-on

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

When new DePaul Blue Demon commit Mick Sullivan entered Wintrust Arena in Chicago’s South Loop on his recruiting visit at the beginning of April, he viewed the arena the same way a wide-eyed child does when he first lays eyes on his presents on Christmas morning. “It was mind blowing, I had never s...

Maric ready for next challenge in Turkey

Maric ready for next challenge in Turkey

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Former DePaul Blue Demon center Marin Maric knew from the time he began college at Northern Illinois University in 2013 that he wanted to play in the NBA someday. He hasn't made it there just yet, but on Thursday he took a massive step towards realizing that dream. Per EuroBasket.com, the 6-foo...

Roster rollover: Blue Demons’ leading scorer enters NBA draft without agent

Roster rollover: Blue Demons’ leading scorer enters NBA draft without agent

Paul Steeno, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

DePaul redshirt junior forward Max Strus has taken an important step on his journey toward realizing his NBA dream. The university announced via a press release Wednesday afternoon Strus’ intention to declare for the 2018 NBA draft. He has not hired an agent, meaning he has until June 11 to decide if he wants to keep ...

Sophomore guard Cyrus becomes eighth transfer of Leitao era

Sophomore guard Cyrus becomes eighth transfer of Leitao era

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus announced in a tweet Monday evening he is transferring from DePaul after two seasons with the program. He is the eighth player to transfer in Leitao’s second stint with the Blue Demons that began in 2015. “I would like to thank DePaul University, coach Leitao, staff...

Strus declares for NBA draft

Strus declares for NBA draft

Paul Steeno

March 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

DePaul Blue Demon redshirt junior forward Max Strus has taken an important step on his journey towards realizing his NBA dream. The university announced via a press release this afternoon Strus' intention to declare for the 2018 NBA draft. He hasn't hired an agent, meaning if he doesn't hear his na...

Brandon Cyrus to transfer from DePaul

Brandon Cyrus to transfer from DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

Sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus announced in a tweet Monday evening he is transferring from DePaul after two seasons with the program. pic.twitter.com/QPTjGzUMms — Brandon Cyrus (@BrandonCyrus4) March 27, 2018 “I would like to thank DePaul University, coach Leitao, staff, and fans for giving me the op...

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