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Dos Tres Signs Deal with Greek Club Panionios
10:56 A.M., FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)


Kevin Rogers blocks Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough during a Orlando Pro Summer League game.
(Credit: Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)

How do you say 23 in Greek? Beats us, but Dos Tres, Kevin Rogers, is headed to Greece to play professional hoops, agreeing to contract terms with Panionios B.C. (or, Panionios for short) of the Greek A1 League late Thursday. K-Rog joins fellow Americans Aaron Miles and Tyrese Rice on the team.

Rogers signed a free agent deal to play for the Boston Celtics Orlando Pro Summer League team earlier this month. He averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds in 25.8 minutes, including a summer-best 14 points in Boston's summer-league finale.

Dos Tres finished his college career seventh all-time at Baylor with 1,371 points. He became the fifth player in school history to accumulate 1,000 points and 800 rebounds in a career.


Seminoles, Gaels and Bears: "Oh, My"
10:17 A.M., FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)

Friday's preview features two teams that were at opposite ends of the 2008-09 spectrum. Florida State enjoyed one of its best conference seasons as an ACC member, posting the third-most conference wins in school history en route to its fourth straight postseason appearance. Iona? Eleven of Iona's 31 games were decided by three points or less, but the Gaels were 3-8 in those games. So, don't let Iona's record fool you.

So, in two days, the casual fan has realized that the 2009 Old Spice Classic field will not be a cake walk. And, Monday's preview won't be any easier with the introduction of 2009 NCAA Tournament performers Marquette, Michigan and Xavier.

FCP's NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENT TOUR 2009-10, Week 1
Monday, July 27: Season Opener vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 13)
Tuesday, July 28: Hartford (Nov. 15)
Wednesday, July 29: Exhibition vs. Central Oklahoma (Nov. 5)
Thursday, July 30: Alabama/Creighton (Old Spice Classic)
Friday, July 31: Florida State/Iona (Old Spice Classic)

Some Florida State and Iona capsule information courtesy of Charley Green and OldSpiceClassic.com.

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (Web Site)http://thenastyboys.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/floridastateseminoles.png
2008-09 Record: 25-10
Head Coach: Leonard Hamilton
A No. 5 seed in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, the Florida State Seminoles finished fourth in the ACC standings with a 10-6 record - the third-most conference wins in school history. FSU advanced to its first ACC Tournament championship game in school history (Sound familiar? See: Baylor 2009), while the Seminoles won at least 10 ACC games for the first time since the 1992-93 season. Seminoles head coach Leonard Hamilton was selected as the National Coach of the Year by Basketball Times.

Under Hamilton's watch, the Seminoles have won 20 or more games in three of the last four seasons as well as four consecutive postseason appearances (NIT appearances in 2006, 2007, 2008).

Florida State returns three of its five starters from last season's NCAA Tournament participant, but the Seminoles lost leading scorer Toney Douglas (21.5 PPG), who scored in bunches. But, the Seminoles are hopeful that incoming freshman and 2009 California Gatorade Player of the Year Michael Snaer can fill Douglas' void. Snaer averaged 28.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists last season for Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, Calif.

FCPedia Trivia: If Baylor and Florida State meet at the Old Spice Classic, the Seminoles would be the Bears' third ACC opponent in the last two seasons (and their second in two ESPN-sponsored tournaments). Last season, Baylor lost to Wake Forest in the 76 Classic championship game in Anaheim, Calif., and defeated Virginia Tech in the second round of the NIT.

IONA GAELS (Web Site)
2008-09 Record: 12-19
Head Coach: Kevin Willard
Don't let Iona's 12-19 record last season fool you. Of the Gaels' 31 games last season, 11 were decided by three points or less (Iona was 3-8 in those games). The Gaels (What's a Gael?) were three points and an overtime short of winning the 2008 USVI Paradise Jam; Iona dropped a 60-58 overtime heartbreaker to Wisconsin in the opening game, before a 20-point win over Valparaiso. The Gaels closed out the tournament with a one-point loss to Southern Miss. That's how deceptive Iona's 12-19 record really is.

Iona returns Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year Scott Machado, who averaged 9.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists a year ago. Machado, the Gaels' second-leading scorer, posted 150 assists - a new Iona rookie record and the highest total since Jason Young's 149 during the 1999-2000 campaign. He was named MAAC Rookie of the Week a school record six times and was the third MAAC Rookie of the Year in school history (Richie Simmonds, 1985; Derrick Canada, 1988).

FCPedia Trivia: Iona represents the MAAC, the sponsoring conference of the Old Spice Classic.

The triumphant return of FCP continues Monday with the final Old Spice Classic preview, featuring three 2009 NCAA Tournament participants: Marquette, Michigan and Xavier.

Enjoy the weekend. The start of the 2009-10 Baylor Athletics season is right around the corner...

AND, BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.


Color Coordinated: Previewing Old Spice Classic Participants Alabama, Creighton
11:36 A.M., THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)

Last season, the Bears stole the national spotlight, upsetting No. 14 Arizona State at the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif., which was an ESPN production. This season, Baylor will face another tough field during the Thanksgiving weekend when the Bears participate in another ESPN tournament, the Old Spice Classic, at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

FCP continues to leave no stone unturned as we venture into day numero quattro of our 2009-10 Non-Conference Opponent Tour with the first of three Old Spice Classic previews. Even though Baylor won't know its first-round foe until next month, Thursday's preview features the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Creighton Bluejays. We won't bore you with mindless details, so we will get right to the details BaylorNation craves.

FCP's NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENT TOUR 2009-10, Week 1
Monday, July 27: Season Opener vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 13)
Tuesday, July 28: Hartford (Nov. 15)
Wednesday, July 29: Exhibition vs. Central Oklahoma (Nov. 5)
Thursday, July 30: Alabama/Creighton (Old Spice Classic)
Friday, July 31: Florida State/Iona (Old Spice Classic)

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Some Alabama and Creighton capsule information courtesy of Charley Green and OldSpiceClassic.com.

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE (Web Site)
2008-09 Record: 18-14
Head Coach: Anthony Grant
Alabama is one of the three teams in this year's Old Spice field that did not make the postseason in 2008-09. The Crimson Tide welcomes new head coach Anthony Grant, who led Virginia Commonwealth to two NCAA Tournaments in three years. Grant inherits a program that has not been to the postseason since 2006-07 (a first-round NIT loss at UMass); the Tide last appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 2006 when it lost to UCLA in the second round of the Oakland Regional. Bama defeated 2009 Old Spice Classic participant Marquette in the first round in Oakland.

Like the Bears, Alabama participated in a major Thanksgiving tournament as the Tide went 2-1 at the Maui Invitational, while posting its ninth straight winning season. However, Alabama lost to Vanderbilt in the first round of the SEC Tournament and failed to reach the postseason.

What do FCP and Alabama head coach Anthony Grant have in common? Marshall University. Grant was an assistant coach on Billy Donovan's staff at Marshall from 1994-96. FCP, as you know, worked at Marshall from 2005-07.

CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS (Web Site)http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/ballhype/story_large/2009/01/09/creighton.gif
2008-09 Record: 27-8
Head Coach: Dana Altman
Creighton recorded the second-highest win total in school history with a 27-8 record last season (the 2002-03 team was 29-5). Defending their home court, the Bluejays were 11 seconds from knocking off Kentucky in the second round of the NIT. Instead, Kentucky's Jodie Meeks converted a 3-pointer with 10.6 seconds remaining to take a 65-63 win.

Dana Altman, who enters his 16th year as Creighton head coach, has lead the Bluejays to 12 consecutive postseason appearances. Creighton does not rebuild; Altman simply reloads his roster. The Bluejays do lose 2008-09 leading scorer and Missouri Valley Player of the Year - and one of the best names in college hoops - Booker Woodfox to graduation (averaged 15.8 points in 34 games). P'Allen Stinnett, the Jays' second-leading scorer with 12.5 points, returns for his junior season. Stinnett came to Creighton from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, the same school where Baylor freshman forward Givon Crump prepped for two seasons.

Another note on the Jays? Creighton is the only school in the 102-year history of the Missouri Valley Conference to post 11 straight 20-win seasons. Creighton is one of six teams nationally with 20 or more wins in each of the last 11 seasons (Creighton, Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Kansas, Syracuse).

MORE FCPedia Trivia. Creighton's Dana Altman also shares a Thundering Herd connection. Altman coached Marshall during the 1989-90 season and was named SoCon Coach of the Year before taking over at Kansas State.

What's a Gael? Find out tomorrow as FCP previews two more Old Spice Classic teams, the Florida State Seminoles and the Iona Gaels.

AND, BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.


Change the Date: 'H' or 'No H', Central Oklahoma, Baylor Will Battle in Nov. Exhibition Contest
2:39 P.M., WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)

They haven't met on the hardwood for a regular season since 1938 when Central Oklahoma was known as Central State Teachers College. But, the Nov. 5 tilt between the Baylor Bears and the Bronchos (NOTE: It was originally scheduled for Nov. 6, but the game was moved up one day by request) will serve as both school's lone exhibition contest when the Bronchos (yes, their nickname has an 'h') visit the Ferrell Center.

Baylor leads the brief regular season series 5-2 with all series meetings occurring during the 1930s. All but one of the contests were held in Waco (the 1936 meeting was during the All-College Tournament in OKC)...Which leads us to this answer: Associate Marketing Director Kevin Huffine. Question: Which Baylor Athletics staff graduated from UCO? Kevin, who handles marketing efforts for men's hoops, graduated from Central Oklahoma in 2000.

FCPedia Trivia: Today's trivia tidbit is courtesy of UCO's 2008-09 men's basketball media guide: "Bronchos" was the nickname selected for UCO in 1922 by Mrs. C.W. Wantland, wife of long-time UCO football coach C.W. Wantland. The name was chosen from a number of suggestions...and became the nickname for all UCO athletic teams.

FCP's NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENT TOUR 2009-10, Week 1
Monday, July 27: Season Opener vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 13)
Tuesday, July 28: Hartford (Nov. 15)
Wednesday, July 29: Exhibition vs. Central Oklahoma (Nov. 5)
Thursday, July 30: Alabama/Creighton (Old Spice Classic)
Friday, July 31: Florida State/Iona (Old Spice Classic)

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BRONCHOS
(Web Site | Roster | Schedule | Statistics)
Location: Edmond, Okla.
Founded: 1890
Enrollment: 15,600
Colors: Bronze & Blue
Arena (Capacity): Hamilton Field House (3,000)
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Lone Star (North Division)

2008-09 Record: 24-6
LSC Record (Finish): 10-2 (1st, North)
Starters R/L: 1/4
Lettermen R/L: 7/5

Head Coach: Terry Evans (Oklahoma 1992)
Record at UCO: 141-68 (8th season)
Career Record: same
Assistant Coach: Rodney Dindy
Top Returners:
Eric Cazenave, Sr., G (11.8 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 3.5 APG)
Tyler Phillips, So., G/F (10.2 PPG, 4.3 RPG)

24, 28, 20, 17, 22. Give up? Those are the number of Bronchos wins in each of the last five seasons. Last season, UCO finished 24-6 en route to its second consecutive Lone Star Conference North Division crown and a trip to the NCAA Division II South Central Regional. And, two years ago, the Bronchos won the Lone Star Conference Tournament as well as the NCAA Division II South Central Regional, advancing to the Division II Elite Eight in Springfield, Mass.

UCO lost three of its top four scorers from last season's 24-6 squad, including leading scorer Lance Harper (16.8 PPG, 8.0 RPG). The Bronchos' second-leading scorer, Eric Cazenave, returns for his senior season after averaging 11.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 30 games as a junior. Sophomore Tyler Phillips returns to the UCO lineup after suffering a season-ending injury through six games.

But, the Bronchos will have to reload if they want to continue their recent successes as Cazenave is the only UCO starter returning in 2009-10.

FCP Cliff Notes, Central Oklahoma Edition. UCO's a very good Division II program, having racked up 111 wins over the last five seasons.

CONSIDER THE LAST THREE SEGMENTS, "FCP LITE". During the next two days, we will preview FOUR opponents from the Old Spice Classic field - Alabama and Creighton on Thursday, followed by Florida State and Iona on Friday. What do Alabama head coach Anthony Grant and FCP have in common? Well, you'll find out tomorrow on the flip side.

AND, BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.


Hartford Returns to Ferrell Center, Baylor's Second Non-Conf Test Before Heading to Old Spice Classic
4:18 P.M., TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)

Today has been a long day. After a 5:30 a.m. wake call, FCP hopped on the Bear Days of Summer Fun Train (Heath Nielsen, The Pen's Larry Little and Wednesdays With Webguy's Brad Sheffield) and headed to Irving, Texas, for day two of the 2009 Big 12 Football Media Days. Baylor, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas headlined today's festivities, which The Pen chronicled over on Bear Days. And, if you notice the cool video package on the front page of BaylorBears.com, featuring J.D. Walton...ahem, that was done by yours truly. Before we forget, special thanks to Baylor media relations student, National Football Foundation intern and diligent Big 12 Conference volunteer Taylor Eastman for retrieving our tripod that we left at Media Days...

Taking part in Tuesday's Football Media Day festivities only got FCP geeked up even more for October's Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day in Kansas City. There are many reasons to get excited for Baylor's 2009-10 season. While we don't have RG3 on the team, we do have our fair share of star-studded talent: Lace, Tweety, "The Cookie Monster" and "The Nightmare" (That would be Ekpe Udoh). The drive between Waco and Irving provided FCP with time to reflect on Tuesday's to-be-previewed opponent, the Hartford Hawks. Remember them? That game featured a FCP two-pronged trivia question: Curtis Jerrells recorded the fourth triple-double in school history and first since 1997, while Henry Dugat became the 21st player to score 1,000 points at Baylor.

But, the final score (74-59) was not indicative of the matchup Hartford posed. As Baylor can attest after last season's close encounter in Waco, the Hawks are a very scrappy team that will play until the whistle blows. It was, by far, Baylor's most physical non-conference home game until the Bears played South Carolina.

FCP's NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENT TOUR 2009-10, Week 1http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9e/Hartford_Hawks.svg/186px-Hartford_Hawks.svg.png
Monday, July 27: Season Opener vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 13)
Tuesday, July 28: Hartford (Nov. 15)
Wednesday, July 29: Exhibition vs. Central Oklahoma (Nov. 6)
Thursday, July 30: Alabama/Creighton (Old Spice Classic)
Friday, July 31: Florida State/Iona (Old Spice Classic)

HARTFORD HAWKS
(Web Site* | Roster* | Schedule* | Statistics)
*HartfordHawks.com is currently being re-designed, thus the lack of a roster and schedule link.
Location: West Hartford, Conn.
Founded: 1877
Enrollment: 4,842
Colors: Scarlet & White
Arena (Capacity): Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion (3,508)
Conference: America East

2008-09 Record: 7-26
Am. East Record (Finish): 2-14 (9th)
Starters R/L: 3/2
Lettermen R/L: 8/5

Head Coach: Dan Leibovitz (Pennsylvania 1996)
Record at UH:
38-60 (4th season)
Career Record:
same
Assistant Coaches:
Drew Dawson, Chris Gerlufsen, Rick Brunson
Top Returners:
Joe Zeglinski, Jr., G (15.3 PPG, 5.5 RPG)
Morgan Sabia, Jr., F (10.6 PPG, 4.3 RPG)
Genesis Maciel, So., F (5.9 PPG, 2.7 RPG)
Andres Torres, Jr., G (5.3 PPG, 2.1 RPG)

A promising 2008-09 season ended as a year of bad breaks for the Hartford Hawks, which finished with a 7-26 record under third-year head coach Dan Leibovitz. Leading scorer Joe Zeglinski played just 10 games before being sidelined with a season-ending injury; Zeglinski was Hartford's leading scorer with 15.3 points at the time of his injury. The Hawks, the America East runner-up in 2007-08, will turn to Zeglinski and Morgan Sabia as the team's main scoring threats.

While Zeglinski returns to the floor for the Hawks (and has two years of eligibility remaining), Hartford did lose workhorse and Waco, Texas, native Jaret von Rosenberg. Von Rosenberg, who moved away from Central Texas after second grade and graduated from Sharyland High School in Mission, Texas, finished with 19 points and nine assists against the Bears. He was a third-team All-America East and All-Academic selection in 2008-09 and concluded his career as the 22nd player in Hartford history to score 1,000 points.

FCPedia Trivia: Hartford is one of four non-conference opponents to play at the Ferrell Center in back-to-back seasons (Jackson State, UT Arlington and Southern are the others). Baylor was 4-0 against those teams last season.

FCP Cliff Notes, Hartford Edition: Whew, that's a lot to digest. In summation: Hartford is a very scrappy team that will play you tough for 40 minutes; Joe Zeglinski returns after missing most of the 2008-09 season due to injury; Hartford will need to fill the void left by Waco native Jaret von Rosenberg (graduated).

We took two steps forward...Now, it's time to take two steps back (just for a day). Wednesday, we will preview Baylor's exhibition game vs. Central Oklahoma. Did you know there is a Central Oklahoma alumnus on the Baylor Athletics staff? Well, you'll have to find out who that is tomorrow...

AND, BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.


FCP's 2009-10 Non-Conference Opponent Tour: Norfolk State
11:31 A.M., MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)

Remember this date: July 27, 2009. Why, you might ask? It's the triumphant full-time return of BaylorNation's favorite men's basketball blog, FCP (minor applause).

We promised BaylorNation last week and we've delivered...It maybe the final week of July, but the 2009-10 hoops season is approaching. Last week, Baylor released it's 2009-10 schedule, which gives us the perfect time to systematically preview each of Baylor's non-conference opponents. Over the next few weeks, we will take one opponent, give you as many tidbits as we can possibly cram into a few paragraphs and do it all again the next day. On Monday's docket? The Norfolk State Spartans. FCP's assessment? Learn the name Michael Deloach. He can score in bunches; trust us.

FCP's NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENT TOUR 2009-10, Week 1
Monday, July 27: Season Opener vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 13)
Tuesday, July 28: Hartford (Nov. 15)
Wednesday, July 29: Exhibition vs. Central Oklahoma (Nov. 6)
Thursday, July 30: Alabama/Creighton (Old Spice Classic)
Friday, July 31: Florida State/Iona (Old Spice Classic)

NORFOLK STATE SPARTANS
(Web Site | Roster | Schedule | Statistics)

Location: Norfolk, Va.
Founded: 1935
Enrollment: 6,325
Colors: Green & Gold
Arena (Capacity): Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall (6,191)
Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC)

2008-09 Record: 13-18
MEAC Record (Finish): 9-7 (t3rd)
Starters R/L: 3/2
Lettermen R/L: 9/4

Head Coach: Anthony Evans (St. Thomas Aquinas 1994)
Record at NSU:
29-33 (3rd season)
Career Record:
same
Assistant Coaches:
Robert Jones, Larry Vickers
Top Returners:
Michael Deloach, Sr., G (21.5 PPG, 4.9 RPG)
Aleek Pauline, Jr., G (6.5 PPG, 3.8 APG)
Kyle O'Quinn, So., F (5.3 PPG, 3.4 RPG)

Despite a dismal 11-17 regular season mark in 2008-09, the Norfolk State Spartans made a fantastic run in the MEAC Tournament, advancing to the championship against Morgan State in Winston-Salem, N.C. However, the top-seeded Bears outlasted the third-seeded Spartans (13-18) 83-69 to take the MEAC tournament title. NSU's Michael Deloach scored a game-high 30 points for the Spartans, who were making their first MEAC finals appearance.

Deloach is one of three starters returning for the 2009-10 season under third-year head coach Anthony Evans. Deloach, the only double-digit scorer returning, led all scorers with 21.5 points a year ago, while grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The 6-foot senior guard led the Spartans in scoring in 24 of their 31 games last season, including 20 games of 20 points or more.

FCPedia Trivia: Baylor will play both 2009 MEAC Tournament championship game participants - Norfolk State and Morgan State. The 2009 MEAC champion Bears visit Waco Jan. 6.

Did you take plenty of notes? Good, because Tuesday, our journey through Baylor's '09-'10 opponents continue with the Hartford Hawks. Sound familiar? It should - Curtis Jerrells recorded a triple-double to lead the Bears to a 74-59 win over the Hawks at the Ferrell Center last season.

Mark your calendars, set your alarm and be sure to check back every day during FCP's Non-Conference Opponent Tour 2009-10.

AND, BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.


Baylor's 2009-10 Schedule Starting to Take Shape
2:56 P.M., THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)

For those of you that were excited about the Bears' 2008-09 schedule last summer, you should be super pumped for the 2009-10 slate released Wednesday.

Baylor's schedule features seven 2009 NCAA Tournament participants - Arizona State, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M. The Bears could play as many as three additional teams that went dancin' in '09 - Xavier, Marquette, Michigan and Florida State - depending upon the outcome of the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

On top of that, the 2009 NIT runners-up's schedule features the potential of four teams that played in the National Invitation Tournament - Kansas State, Nebraska, South Carolina and Creighton (Old Spice).

FCPedia Trivia: When UMass travels to Waco to face the Bears Jan. 23 at the Ferrell Center, it will be the Battle of the last two NIT Runners-Up (UMass lost to Ohio State in the 2008 NIT finals.).

Beginning Monday, July 27, FCP will dissect each of Baylor's scheduled (and potential) 2009-10 opponents one-by-one, beginning with the Bears' regular season opener vs. Norfolk State. Be prepared to take copious notes; there will be a quiz afterwards.

So, until Monday (and until we come up with something better)...AND, BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.


Jerrells Concludes Summer Session in Vegas
9:20 A.M., TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)

Earlier this month, Kevin Rogers showcased his talents at the Orlando Pro Summer League, wrapping up the week averaging 8.6 points and 4.6 boards in five games. Former Baylor teammate Curtis Jerrells finished his summer hoops session Saturday with the Dallas Mavericks at the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

In five games, CJ averaged 5.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 9.0 minutes. Jerrells shot 43.8 percent from the floor (7-of-16), 30.0 percent from 3-point range (3-of-10) and 69.2 percent from the charity stripe (9-of-13). CJ's best summer performance game at the midway point of the week when the Mavs lost to the Phoenix Suns, 95-90. Jerrells scored 8 points on 3-of-4 shooting in 5 minutes.


K-Rog, Celtics Wrap Up Play in Orlando Pro Summer League
3:35 P.M., FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)

Baylor alumnus Kevin Rogers and his Boston Celtics mates concluded their week-long Orlando Pro Summer League schedule Friday. The Celtics defeated the New Jersey Nets/Philadelphia 76ers combo team 92-79 to finish the summer schedule 2-3. In his final summer game, Rogers scored a summer-best 14 points, while making his second consecutive start.

Rogers averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds in 25.8 minutes; K-Rog shot 53 percent from the floor, going 18-of-34. Here's K-Rog's game-by-game Orlando Pro Summer League breakdown:

  • Monday vs. Utah: 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3/5 FG, 23 minutes
  • Tuesday vs. Orlando: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists, 4/10 FG, 31 minutes
  • Wednesday vs. OKC: 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 2/4 FG, 23 minutes
  • Thursday vs. Indiana (START): 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3/7 FG, 24 minutes
  • Friday vs. Phila./NJ (START): 14 points, 3 rebounds, 6/8 FG, 28 minutes
College teammates Curtis Jerrells and Henry Dugat tip off their summer league schedule Friday night as the Dallas Mavericks face the Milwaukee Bucks at 9 p.m. CDT in Las Vegas. Stay updated on CJ and Hendu on Twitter by following @BaylorFCP.

Summertime...And, the Livin' is Easy
12:08 P.M., THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)

Before FCP slips out the door to start his week-long summer vacation, we thought we'd bring you a few photos from the final day of head coach Scott Drew's Day Camp I and Biddie Ball Camp I. Baylor's final two camps of the summer will be Aug. 3-6. For more camp information, you can (254) 710-3096 or e-mail questions.


Baylor's Fred Ellis demonstrates lay-up drills during camp Thursday.


Former Bear Tim Bush celebrates after a made basket.


Assistant Coach Jerome Tang talks to the campers before baseline drills.


Brough Newest Assistant Coach at UMKC
10:19 A.M., WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009
CHRIS YANDLE  (EMAIL)

For the last six seasons, Stephen Brough has served as Baylor's Director of Basketball Operations. He worked tirelessly scheduling games and coordinating the Bears' travel arrangements. Now, Coach Brough is venturing to the "Show-Me State." UMKC head coach Matt Brown announced today that Brough has joined the Kangaroos staff as its newest assistant coach.

This past season, Brough and the Bears enjoyed the first back-to-back 20-win seasons in school history, while advancing to the NIT championship game at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Brough becomes the second member of Coach Scott Drew's staff to move on; in April, assistant coach Matthew Driscoll was named the head coach at North Florida in Jacksonville.

Thanks Coach Brough for your hard work over the last six seasons and we wish you the best of luck.

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