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The Fast Break: July 27, 2015

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The Bayer Giants Leverkusen Add A Touch Of Green With Ricky Kreklow - EuroBasket.com

German Pro A team Bayer Giants Leverkusen have added youth and a touch of green to their team for the upcoming season in the form of Ricky Kreklow (201-G-92) who is the teams third new player for this upcoming season. Kreklow is a 23 year old 201cm guard that was born in Columbia, Missouri in 1992 the year when Boston Celtic legend Larry Bird retired and has basketball roots on both sides of his parents as Father is head coach of the Missouri women's volleyball team and also played 25 games for the 1980-81 NBA World Champion Boston Celtics, while mother is former head women's volleyball coach at Missouri and current Director of Volleyball Operations.

Xavier's second-most un-clutch moment of 2014-2015 - Banners on the Parkway

It figures that one of the most un-clutch plays of the year came in one of the worst losses of the year.

Xavier's second-most clutch moment of 2014-2015 - Banners on the Parkway

You'd think more clutch moments would come in wins, but this one came in a disastrous loss to DePaul.

Villanova football adds Temple transfer Bryan Osei - VU Hoops

In August of 2011, Bryan Osei committed to play football at Villanova. That verbal commitment lasted just about six weeks, as Osei decommitted from Villanova in late September in favor of the cross-town Temple Owls. After redshirting in 2012, Osei saw action - mostly on special teams - in 2013 and 2014.

Why Jimdribbleless is back + summer observations - VU Hoops

Hi everyone - I have been reading the posts and the articles the last few months and have enjoyed the discussions. I have enjoyed the postings of many people and it is nice to see RTrain come here and the postings he has had with good insight. Honestly, there has been a lot of good discussion and 99 percent of what I would have said here was said by others. There are many good people on this site so I am going to focus on that and not the few people who crossed the line.

Maalik Wayns signs with Pallacanestro Varese - VU Hoops

Former Villanova point guard, Maalik Wayns, has signed with Pallacanestro Varese in Italy. Varese is a city of 80,000 in Northwest Lombardy. The squad plays in the Italian Serie A, the nation's top basketball league.

Corey Fisher signs with Cibona Zagreb - VU Hoops

Former Villanova point guard Corey Fisher has signed with Cibona Zagreb to play for the next season.

99 things to be excited about for the 2015-16 college basketball season - Sporting News

Monday marks 99 days untilt he first game of the 2015-16 college basketball season, so what better way to commemorate the start of the countdown than to list one thing we're excited about this upcoming season? The SN college basketball team came together to brainstorm one reason to be excited for each of the days remaining before the Nov. 13 season tipoff. It was a heck of a task, but hey... someone's gotta do it. Without further ado, here are 99 things to be excited about for the 2015-16 college basketball season.