• NAIA to the Pros: The Gilbert Talbot Story

    NAIA to the Pros: The Gilbert Talbot Story

    LSU-Alexandria is still a fairly new basketball program as they have only had a program since the 2014-2015 season. However, if you pay attention to the NAIA DI national spotlight all year long, then you know they are a national power, and have been since day one. They are consistently one of the biggest teams…

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  • NAIA to the Pros – The Hansel  Atencia Story

    NAIA to the Pros – The Hansel Atencia Story

    Hansel Atencia The Master’s University (California) I always appreciate when people tag us, or send DM’s on twitter about all things related to NAIA hoops. It helps us to highlight the greatness of this level, and to ensure that we are covering NAIA Hoops from coast to coast. There are some great Sports Information Directors…

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  • The Basketball Tournament (TBT) – NAIA Connections

    The Basketball Tournament (TBT) July 19th-August 6th The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is one of the biggest basketball events of the Summer. The Tournament organizers have done an amazing job growing it each year. This years event is a 64-team single elimination tournament with the winners getting $2 million.  One of my favorite parts of The…

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  • NAIA to the Pros – The Torren Jones Story

    NAIA to the Pros – The Torren Jones Story

    When I was contacted by William Penn University assistant coach, Blake Sandquist, about the list of guys that William Penn have had sign pro contracts, I had flashbacks to when Torren dominated the 2017 NAIA DI National Tournament.  I remember watching his 36 point, 11 rebound game against Georgetown (KY), then follow that up in…

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  • NAIA Classics and Tournaments

    NAIA Classics and Tournaments

    It’s June, and while many teams are still finalizing those last one or two games to add to the 2019-2020 schedule, others are already releasing their schedules for next year.  There always seems to be a lot of conversations that go on about “strength of schedule”. While I understand those talks, I also understand why…

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  • NAIA TO THE PROS – The Geno Artison Jr Story

    NAIA TO THE PROS – The Geno Artison Jr Story

    One of the biggest misconceptions out there about NAIA is that it is “hard” to go pro from that level.  I do agree that it is hard to go pro, but that goes for any level of basketball.  Being a pro player takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and at the end of the…

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  • Another Coaching Change in the Sooner Athletic Conference

    Another Coaching Change in the Sooner Athletic Conference

    The Sooner Athletic Conference has another coach jumping to NCAA D2. Last month we saw Vinay Patel leave Oklahoma City University for NCAA D2 Northwestern Oklahoma, and now Coach Aaron Coombs from Oklahoma Panhandle State University steps down in order to take the Head Coaching position at Georgia Southwestern.  Coach Coombs did a really nice…

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  • NAIA Coaching Changes

    NAIA Coaching Changes

    I don’t think there is any better way to start this segment then to give a couple of legendary coaches one last tip of the cap as 2019 brought us the end of the Hall of Fame Career of Columbia College Head Coach Bob Burchard, and Grace College (IN) coach Jim Kessler. Bob Burchard Coach…

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  • The 2019 NAIA National Championships

    The 2019 NAIA National Championships

    Summer is officially here, which means most NAIA programs are gearing up for summer camps, and trying to finalize their recruiting classes.  One of the beauties of NAIA basketball is that you have a lot of different philosophies in recruiting, and it is fun for me to watch rosters come together. We will dive deeper…

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  • NAIA Hoops Report Introduction

    NAIA Hoops Report Introduction

        Welcome to the NAIA Hoops Report Blog, your resource for ALL things for NAIA men’s basketball. I have a huge passion for small college athletics, and in particular for NAIA men’s basketball.  While I spent 14 years as a player or coach over various levels of college basketball, I always had a strong…

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