NAIA Hoops Bullet Points

A segment that I plan to roll out once games start will be the NAIA Daily Bullets. This will just be a quick glimpse and review of NAIA Basketball headlines each day. For now, as I learn new tricks, I will be posting this segment as a weekly review. If you would like something specific added in next weeks bullets, please DM us on Twitter, or email us at naiahoopsreport@gmail.com.

  • If you haven’t seen our Twitter posts about upcoming NAIA Elite/Prospect Camps, I have posted it below. It is a great chance for kids who are serious about playing college basketball, to get noticed outside of AAU.
 
  • Another great follow on twitter is Coach William Payne (@TweetsbyCoachP). Not only is he great at helping kids find a college spot, he is also a big NAIA Hoops fan, and does a great feature on NAIA Arenas that he posts via his Instagram Account; postsbycoachp
 
  • After a great opportunity to play summer league with the Memphis Grizzlies, The Heart of America Conference Player of the Year, and NAIA All-American, Lyle Hexom, has found a professional home.
 
  • With this being the last year of two NAIA divisions, I expect that we will see more teams switching conferences. The Mid-South wasted no time in announcing that they will be welcoming 3 new teams to the conference in 2020-21.
 
  • This week also brought a few NAIA coaching changes. The first is Kevin Lubbers, who was hired on at Southeastern University (FL). He replaces Rjay Barsh who moved on to be an assistant coach at NCAA D1 Boise State University.
 
  • Another new NAIA Hire to note is West Virginia Tech hiring former West Virginia Player and Staffer James Long.
 
  • The NAIA will also be losing a good coach, as Jeremey Reigle is leaving Presentation College (SD) for NCAA D3 Rockford (IL). Coach Reigle did a great job at PC, and is coming off of a North Star Athletic Association regular season championship. I have a shortlist of a few NAIA assistants and 1 NCAA D2 coach who have expressed interest in this job. More on this as news breaks.
 
  • The schedule has been released for the 2019 NAIA DII Classic “The Show”. We will have more on this down the road, but it is going to be another fun field:
 

As we wrap up the first ever NAIA Bullet Points segment, I want to give a big shout out to two NAIA twitter accounts that everyone needs to go follow:

  1. The First one is @NAIAFBALL. NAIA football games start up in less then a month, and they are a must follow if you like football.
  2. The second account to follow are the guys @NAIABall who do a great job covering NAIA Baseball.
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