After yesterday’s Signing Day post went up, Eastern Kentucky announced some signings as well. So, here’s a few details:
Nick Mayo, HS SR, 6’8 forward
Averaged 15.1 points and 13.6 rebounds per game his junior season
Neubauer on Mayo: “Nick is an outstanding young man with a very bright future. He is a skilled bigger player who excels as a shooter and passer.”
Paul Jones, JUCO, 6’7 forward
Averaged 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 2012-13 at Palm Beach State
Neubauer on Jones: “Paul brings a high level of athleticism to our program. We expect him to rebound and block shots at a very high level. Paul is a humble and thoughtful young man whose best days are ahead of him.”
We’re waiting to hear for certain whether Tyler Rambo will be available on Friday for the Racers when they host Houston, but we’re also looking at the health of Jonathan Fairell. He suffered a hip injury that’s been awkward to treat. According to the Courier-Journal, he’s expected to start Friday, but according to head coach Steve Prohm, is only at about 60%.
Fairell played 21 minutes in the Racers exhibition win against Freed-Hardeman, was 3-4 from the field and pulled down 12 rebounds in the win, so 60% might be a bit pessimistic.
What I found really noteworthy was Prohm’s admission that Fairell might not be 100% the entire year. “It’s hard to talk about because I don’t have the answers,” Prohm told the paper. “It’s not like a sprained ankle. Our trainer has reached out to a lot of people and everyone says the same thing. It’s a tough injury to deal with. It’s an uncommon injury because it’s in the deepest muscle in the hip.”
Fairell admitted earlier this year in an interview with WPSD Local 6 that he’s worried about it as well, and it could have a slight impact on how he plays. I doubt it will — it’s not something you’re likely to think about in the heat of the game, unless it starts hurting.
We don’t do a ton of self-promotion, but today’s is different. The Sporting News put together a list of the 140 must-follow college basketball twitter accounts, and we made the list! There were just 16 mid-major accounts, and we’re the only OVC representative on the list, which is simply awesome.
If you actually read the text above the list, they ask “Are you a fan of Ohio Valley Conference hoops?” Why yes! Yes we are.
If you don’t follow us on Twitter, you should! Other people say so! Click here, and click follow. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s informative. It’s got a lot of pictures. And snark. And more me.
And thanks to everyone that already follows on twitter, and helps keep me entertained during the season.