Men's Basketball Will Return to the Court with "Crimson Madness"

Published by Juliet Spies-Gans on October 02, 2014 at 10:18PM

The last time the Harvard men’s basketball team took the floor, it was to play in the third round of March Madness. On Oct. 17, the “madness” will move to Lavietes Pavilion, as the squad begins the 2014-2015 season with its fourth-annual “Crimson Madness” festivities.

The event will be modeled after the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, with a dunk contest and a three-point shootout leading up to the evening’s marquee event, the Crimson and Black inter-squad scrimmage. The entirety of the night will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

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Okam Takes Talents to Daytona Beach

Published by David Freed on September 11, 2014 at 7:30PM

Two years after leaving the Harvard men’s basketball team, Ugo Okam ’14 has transferred to Bethune-Cookman. Okam graduated Harvard last year but was granted extended athletic eligibility and will be eligible to play basketball immediately after enrolling in Bethune-Cookman’s graduate program, the school announced Tuesday. 

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Saunders Named Top-50 National Player

Published by David Freed on September 11, 2014 at 1:51PM
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Senior Wesley Saunders will enter the 2014-2015 men’s basketball season with higher expectations than ever.

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Unofficial Men's Basketball Schedule, 2014-2015

Published by David Freed on September 10, 2014 at 6:58PM
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Junior co-captain Siyani Chambers and company will have a busy schedule ahead of them as the team attempts to repeat its Ivy Championship

Although the full Harvard men’s basketball schedule has not yet been released, The Back Page took a look at a variety of sources to try and identify who the team will be playing in 2014-2015.

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Casey Signs First Pro Contract With Slovenian Club

Published by Juliet Spies-Gans on August 30, 2014 at 7:13PM

It looks like Kyle Casey ’13-14 will be the defensive anchor of a new team this season.

According to a press release issued Friday morning, the former men’s basketball standout will be taking his talents to central Slovenia. Casey will be joining KK Helios Suns Domžale of the Premier A Slovenian League for the 2014-2015 campaign. He will take the court for the first time against Portoroz on Oct. 11.

Casey, who was listed as 6’7” on the Crimson’s roster, will find himself surrounded by fellow big men on his new squad. The forward will be one of eight Helios Suns players at least 6’6” tall, a marked difference from the undersized Harvard lineup in which Casey played center his senior year.

This past season, Casey proved his worth to the Crimson on the defensive end. The former Ivy League Rookie of the Year grabbed 5.6 rebounds and collected 1.2 blocks per game, second on the squad in both categories. Casey also tallied 1.3 dimes per contest, the most of any big man.

While Casey will be based in Domžale, his main competition will hail from the southeast—in the form of BC Krka, which has won the league’s last five championships—and from the capital—in the form of KK Union Olimpija, the team which has made the Premier A finals in every year but one since the turn of the century.

The news of the signing comes just two weeks after Casey’s former teammate Brandyn Curry ’13-14 inked a deal with SPM Shoeters Den Bosch of the Dutch Basketball League.