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SMU transfer Brian Bernardi to visit Hofstra, Dayton

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Former SMU guard Brian Bernardi will visit Hofstra over the July 4, according to the New York Post’s Zach Braziller.

Bernardi, who will have three seasons of eligibility remaining when he settles on a school and redshirts, is also set to visit Dayton. George Washington, which was a possible destination, is no longer in the running.

The New York City native averaged 3.5 points and one rebound per game last season before joining three other players in transferring after Larry Brown’s first season in Dallas.

— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) June 30, 2013

Hofstra is experiencing a rebirth of sorts with new coach Joe Mihalich coming over from Niagara to replace Mo Cassara. He also brought two of his top players from the Purple Eagles in Juan’ya Green and Ameen Tanksley. Dayton and coach Archie Miller have to replace two of their top three scorers in Kevin Dillard and Josh Benson.

The 6-2, 180-pound Bernardi shot 23-of-55 from three-point range (41.8 percent) last season.

VIDEO: Marquette’s Henry Ellenson shows off his versatility

Marquette's Henry Ellenson is fouled by Providence's Ben Bentil as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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I’m on record saying that I would consider Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson if I had the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, and while, at this point, I think that Brandon Ingram is probably going to end up going No. 2 — (Maybe No. 1???) — I still believe that Ellenson is going to be one of the best players from this draft class.

Why?

Well, just take a look at these highlights from the 26-point, 16-rebound performance he had in a win over Providence last night.

Then remember that Ellenson is 6-foot-11:

POSTERIZED: Pensacola State’s Jamal Thomas dunks through block attempt, makes coach go nuts

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A solid poster dunk went down in the junior college ranks last night as Pensacola State sophomore Jamal Thomas finished a dunk through a block attempt against Northwest Florida State.

The 6-foot-3 Thomas used his power and momentum to go through the opposing shot blocker and the play made his head coach, Pete Pena, go nuts with an over-exaggerated fist pump. The video is short, but be sure to watch for Pena’s reaction near the logo at the top right of the screen.