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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...

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...

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...

Strus is no longer on the loose; announces return to DePaul after declaring for NBA draft

Strus is no longer on the loose; announces return to DePaul after declaring for NBA draft

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A key piece in the DePaul Blue Demon men's basketball puzzle has decided to return to Lincoln Park for his senior season. After declaring for the NBA draft at the end of March but not signing with an agent which opened up the possibility for a return to the college basketball ranks, Blue Demon star...

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...

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