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Too good to be true: Shannon Jr. reopens committment

Too good to be true: Shannon Jr. reopens committment

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 19, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A lot can change in a week. Last Sunday, the DePaul Blue Demons received their second verbal commitment from a top 100 guy in the class of 2019 when Lincoln Park High School wing Terrence Shannon Jr. announced his commitment to DePaul. Just one week later, Shannon Jr. has had a change of heart, telling 247Sport...

The book of Eli: “I just want to win”

The book of Eli: “I just want to win”

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

Death, taxes, and wing Eli Cain in the DePaul Blue Demon's starting lineup. In three years as a Blue Demon, Cain has started 91 of the 94 games he's played in, serving as the constant as other players have arrived and left the program. But all good things must come to an end, as Cain prepares for...

From pariah to hot commodity, Shannon’s recruiting story has happy ending after slow start

From pariah to hot commodity, Shannon’s recruiting story has happy ending after slow start

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

How does a 6-foot-6-inch, hyper-athletic stud who played high school ball in a city famous for its basketball talent slip through the cracks and warrant no high-major Division I offers until after his senior season of basketball concluded? "I'm not sure," Lincoln Park High School head basketball coach...

Blue Demons strike gold again on recruiting front

Blue Demons strike gold again on recruiting front

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

The recruiting gods are finally smiling down on the DePaul men's basketball program. After whiffing on their top two targets in the class of 2018 last spring, DePaul Blue Demon head coach Dave Leitao landed local four-star recruit Terrence Shannon Jr. today to pair with fellow four-star recruit Romeo...

NCAA announces widespread rules changes in college basketball

NCAA announces widespread rules changes in college basketball

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 9, 2018


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

Just under a year ago, the NCAA received a swift reminder that massive changes were necessary when the FBI arrested 10 men, including four assistant coaches from Oklahoma State, USC, Auburn and Arizona. Shortly after their arrests, the NCAA announced they had developed a Commission on College Basketball...

Pitino, DePaul comment on text message suggesting payment to recruit

Pitino, DePaul comment on text message suggesting payment to recruit

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

August 2, 2018


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

After news broke this morning that former University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino said DePaul offered five-star 2017 recruit Brian Bowen $200,000 to sign with the Blue Demons in a text message to a former assistant coach, Pitino says he didn’t believe it when he sent it. “I sa...

Maric’s basketball journey will continue in Belgium

Maric’s basketball journey will continue in Belgium

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

August 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Former DePaul Blue Demon basketball player Marin Maric will continue his basketball world tour. Born in Split, Croatia, Maric journeyed to the United States to spend one season playing ball at prep powerhouse La Lumiere in La Porte, Ind. He then played three productive seasons at Northern Illinois...

Text found in court records claims DePaul offered $200,000 to five-star recruit

Text found in court records claims DePaul offered $200,000 to five-star recruit

Benjamin Conboy, Editor in Chief

August 2, 2018


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

Former University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino said he knew DePaul offered to pay prospect Brian Bowen $200,000 to play at DePaul, a violation of NCAA rules, court documents show. “Coach DePaul [sic] trying to pay Bowen 200 k to come here. Crazy world!” Pitino wrote in a te...

Former DePaul video coordinator accepts assistant coaching job at CCSU

Former DePaul video coordinator accepts assistant coaching job at CCSU

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

July 20, 2018


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

On Dec. 6, 2017, Central Connecticut State head basketball coach Donyell Marshall watched his Blue Devil boys bow out 85-57 against the DePaul Blue Demons at Wintrust Arena. Between bouts of nostalgia from coaching against his former college coach Dave Leitao, Marshall must have been impressed with the ga...

McCallum’s agent hopes his scoring spices up in Switzerland

McCallum’s agent hopes his scoring spices up in Switzerland

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

July 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The newest member of the Swiss Basketball League-affiliated Pully Lausanne Foxes will bring Chicago flavor to the lakeside suburb of Lausanne, Switzerland. Even though it's an Americanized city with Subways and McDonald's dotting the streets, maybe former DePaul Blue Demon forward Tre'Darius McCallum could bring over some more American culture in the form of Giordano's pizza to endear himself to his new teammates. With or without the pizza, he will bring a professional basketball ready makeup to his new team when he boards his plane and makes the 4,384-mile journey from the Windy City to Lausanne. ...

Henry selected to try out for Team USA World Cup qualifying team

Henry selected to try out for Team USA World Cup qualifying team

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

June 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Myke Henry has come a long way since he donned the DePaul blue and red from 2014 until 2016. After graduating from DePaul, he didn't hear his name called in the 2016 NBA draft. But, he latched onto the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA D League. Then, he went south to play professionally in Mexico. Las...

Justin Roberts to transfer from DePaul

Justin Roberts to transfer from DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

After an up-and-down freshman year at DePaul, Justin Roberts announced Friday he is heading elsewhere. “After talking to my Family and praying over it, I decided that continuing my basketball and education at DePaul University isn’t what’s best for me,” Roberts said in a tweet. “I just think...

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