Post Memorial Day – Summer Doldrums 1

Summer is here.  Summertime…and the livin’ is Easy.  Speakin’ of easy, the Jays have 2 visitors arriving tonight, from the Big Easy, the Cresent City, Mardi Gras Central, Nawlins.    Two Top 100 2016 recruits are on an official visit to the Hilltop this weekend:  PF (6-9, 210) Brison Gresham (ESPN) and PG/SG (6-4, 180) Dejon Jarreau (Rivals).  Both are HS Recruits who attend McDonogh 35 HS in New Orleans, LA.

Photos: Courtesy Rivals.com  

For more on Gresham and Jarreau, as well as all things Creighton, visit:  
http://www.bluejayunderground.com (part of the White and Blue Review) 
http://www.bluejaybanter.com (Creighton.rivals.com)  
The Jays also have an undisclosed Juco “mystery guest” scheduled to visit either this week or next. We/I played the guessing game over on Rivals…to no avail.  The story is this young man was enrolled and played Juco in 2013-14, but was not involved with organized basketball this last season. The staff has said they will release information soon.
Also on the recruiting front:  Soph. Keyshawn Woods, PG/SG (6-3/4, 180), a non-graduate transfer from UNCC will visit the Hilltop on 21 Jun 15.  He completed his frosh season with excellent numbers and has 3 years of remaining eligibility.  Former NC Gatorade POY, excellent student, 3x All State player in NC.  
Photo: Courtesy Under Armour 

Additionally, as most of you know, Creighton landed long sought after player SG Marcus Foster earlier this Spring.  Marcus (@Swaggy2_) is a well known player nationally – one of the best in the country.  The Jays caught him on the rebound via transfer.  Marcus will sit out 2015-16, with 2 years of eligibility left beginning in the 2016-17 season.  Possibly the biggest, definitely one of the biggest transfer pickups of the season, for the Jays.  Welcome home Marcus.

The Creighton VB squad has a great incoming class.  According to volleyball site http://www.Prepvolleyball.com the Jays 2015 Class is the 11th best in the country.  See Gocreighton.com for more.
http://www.gocreighton.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=1000&ATCLID=210111368
http://www.omaha.com/creighton/creighton-recruiting-class-is-named-th-in-country/article_9d929cde-4b56-5ba1-95df-dd4ddf67dcb3.html

The Baseball Jays had a good year at 30-17 in the regular season.  However, a late year swoon over the 8th-12th of May against ranked Nevada and Arkansas, effectively crushed hopes of an at-large NCAA bid.  The Big East is a 1 bid league this year and the Jays battled hard in the BET championship game, but fell to St Johns.  See http://www.gocreighton.com for more.

Also the OWH had an article recently on the international Slovenian Man of Mystery – Martin Krampelj (pronounced “Kramp lee”), along with a video:
http://www.omaha.com/creighton/creighton-freshman-martin-krampelj-offers-reach-and-range-if-not/article_fdaa82f8-b238-50b9-bf1e-2857843adc1e.html

Photo: Courtesy Omaha World Herald

Lastly.  Creighton Basketball travels to Italy in August.  Dates are the 4th – 14th of August.  No indication of teams to be played yet, but 4 games are slated.  The team lands in Milan, then on to Florence, and lastly Rome.  Should be an excellent tour and chance for the new guys to meld and gel with the returnees.   

Ciao.

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