When Rochester knotted the game up early in the second half of Saturday's NJCAA Division III national championship game, LT Davis (5'10''-PG) and the Rock Valley Golden Eagles snapped to. LT Davis drained a quick 3-pointer, forced a turnover 15 seconds later, and fed fellow guard Mo Jackson (5'9''-PG) for another 3, and RVC was off and running. The Golden Eagles didn't stop running until the clock reached zero, and they had their second D-III national title in the past three years with an 88-75 victory in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. "I didn't let up until there was nothing left on that clock - none of us did," LT Davis said in a telephone interview. He earned the tournament MVP award two years ago when he led RVC to its first national title, and earned the honor again Saturday. "We knew it got close there, but we came together, and we shut them down. That was it." RVC (33-3), which set the school record for wins with its semifinal victory on Friday, led just 41-39 at halftime as LT Davis struggled to bring his game to life. He did in the second, however, at just the right times. LT Davis sank three of his five 3-pointers, 7-for-14 from the field and 8-for-9 from the free-throw line, adding five rebounds and three assists to the mix. Center Elijah Williams (C) added 21 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the field to go along with seven rebounds, and Kooper Glick (G) had 14 points and six boards. "We were poised, and we weren't going to let them take this away from us," said Mo Jackson (eight points), who earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team. "We pushed it down their throats at the end there, and then we brought it back home." RVC shot 56 percent (28-for-50) from the field while draining 53 percent (8-for-15) from 3-point land. Rochester (30-3), which was led by Demetrius Cady (G) with 16 points, and three others with 15, shot 45 percent (28-for-62) from the floor and 38 percent (8-for-21) from 3-point range. Courtesy of: rrstar.com
Juco guard Ty Lazenby commits to Sooners - 5 days ago
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He grew up a huge Oklahoma State fan, but Ty Lazenby(6'5''-G) is heading to Norman. The first-team junior college All-American committed to Oklahoma during his official visit Friday. Lazenby, 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, averaged more than 22.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last year for Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. He shot 86 percent from the free throw line and 45 percent from the field. Lazenby was a major star at Glencoe (Okla.) High, leading Glencoe to back-to-back-to-back champion... [read more]
He grew up a huge Oklahoma State fan, but Ty Lazenby (6'5''-G) is heading to Norman. The first-team junior college All-American committed to Oklahoma during his official visit Friday. Lazenby, 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, averaged more than 22.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last year for Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. He shot 86 percent from the free throw line and 45 percent from the field. Lazenby was a major star at Glencoe (Okla.) High, leading Glencoe to back-to-back-to-back championships. But his size was in question so he opted for the juco route. The journey has paid off with the commitment to the Sooners. He was contacted by OU assistant coach Chris Crutchfield last Sunday and the visit was confirmed Tuesday evening after speaking with head coach Lon Kruger. Lazenby visited Penn State earlier this week and was set to visit Utah on Monday but never ruled out committing to the Sooners if everything fell into place. OU is getting a real OKPreps feel to its team right now. The 2016 class saw Kristian Doolittle. The 2017 class has Scout 100 prospects Trae Young and Brady Manek. And now here comes a blast from the past with Lazenby. 'That would be a great opportunity if it happens,' said Lazenby to Sooners Illustrated on Tuesday. 'Trae Young - I mean you don't have to say much about him. Kristian Doolittle is a big, strong attacker. And everything I've heard about Brady is he's a sharpshooter with size.' Lazenby is hoping to be another piece to that puzzle. He was around 200 pounds coming out of high school and believes adding the 15 pounds in the last two years is a huge reason why his recruitment took off here recently. Lazenby will be a junior for the upcoming season but does have a redshirt season available to him as well. The addition of Lazenby means OU has one open scholarship remaining if Kruger and company decide to pursue another junior college or graduate transfer at this stage. Courtesy of: scout.com
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