It will be another busy season of travel for the Yale men?s basketball team. The Bulldogs will head to all parts of the country during non-conference play, including south to face Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium and Miami at American Airlines Arena. There are also trips to the Midwest (Memphis), the West Coast (Cal State Northridge) and Northern New England (Vermont). And, oh by the way, the season kicks off with a journey to the other side of the world to face California in the Pac 12 China Game in Shanghai.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2017-18 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men?s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. Four Bulldogs were selected ? Eric Anderson, Alex Copeland, Trey Phills and Thomas Ryan.
Yale?s success on the court continues to be matched by its success in the classroom. For the fifth straight season, the Bulldogs have earned a Team Academic Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of the Yale men?s basketball team, will welcome five talented newcomers in 2018-19. Matthue Cotton, Eze Dike, Michael Feinberg, Isaiah Kelly and Jake Lanford all bring strong credentials.
Brandon Sherrod ?16, who earned first team All-Ivy recognition for the Bulldogs in 2016, will continue his professional career in Italy. He recently signed a one-year contract to return to Roseto in Italy?s Serie A2 League for the 2018-2019 season. Slan Sports Management made the announcement.