Bluenotes Short Riff – 24 July 2019

Summertime…and the living is easy.




Men’s & women’s workouts are underway.  The men prepare for their initial practices beginning 8 July.  NCAA allows 10 practices in conjunction with summer trips.

Australia:  The Jays begin preparing for their trip to Australia.  Dates:  1-13 August 2019.  Whiteandbluereview has daily practice reports.

LE:  All East Coast Tour: Start off in Melbourne, then fly up to Cairns in the north, finally back to the middle to Brisbane.
A bit odd…like going from Miami to Boston to Virginia Beach? A whole lotta flying for the fellas.

August 5 6 p.m. Melbourne area…

(3 a.m. CST) [b]B’Ball Australia Centre of Excellence Shore School Live stats likely.
No video.[/b]

August 8 8:30 p.m. Cairns area…

(5:30 a.m. CST) Cairns Taipans Cairns Convention Centre Live stats likely.
No video.

August 12 7 p.m. Brisbane area…

Brisbane Bullets Invitational team up against the Creighton Bluejays (NCAA Division 1)
About this Event
It’s the Bluejays against the Bullets at Auchenflower Stadium, with the visitors from Creighton University to take on a Brisbane Bullets Invitational side.The Invitational team will be coached by CJ Bruton and feature players from the Bullets NBL roster and development squad, plus invited players including the best from the QBL and South East Queensland’s most promising up and coming talent.

The Omaha based university is on an Australian tour and will be keen to show off their talents against their Australian opponents. Secure your seat fast, as there won’t be tickets sold on the door (online sales only)!

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Team USA:  As stated previously, graduate Geoff Grosselle and Ty-Shon Alexander will represent the USA, Big East, and Creighton in the 2019 Panam Games, in Lima, Peru, from July 26 to August 11, 2019.  Ty-Shon will catch up with the team in Australia afterwards.  The Panam team scrimmaged yesterday (Wednesday).  Won big, 102-64.  See @Bigeast and  Scrimmage was streamed on twitter.

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Our latest commit, 7 footer Kelvin Jones (grad transfer) is on campus.  Practicing. Needs conditioning work, but servicable.



LE:  Denzel’s Back!  Reports are he’s on campus, but will have to sit out 1st semester.  Probably see him on the court by the Arizona St. Game.



Recruiting –  No news, no Visits.

Other –  Awards

Men’s Basketball Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

Martin Krampelj Named to 2018-19 NABC Honors Court


No 2020 Commits as of now.

Plenty of chatter over on holyland of hoops irt UConn, expansion, & biggest fan bases.  Check it out.