High Point senior forward Allan Chaney is recovering after an on-court incident with his defibrillator going off forced Chaney to leave last Sunday’s home game against Wofford.
The 6-foot-9 forward missed two years after being diagnosed viral myocarditis — an inflammation of the heart — and had the defibrillator installed in November of 2011.
In Sunday’s game, Chaney’s defibrillator went off for the the first time and he left the game for precautionary reasons.
Chaney spoke with The Sporting News‘ Ryan Fagan and told him what the experience was like:
“It’s just an unfortunate thing,” Chaney said to Fagan. “But I thank God that I’m not dead. That’s how I’m looking at it.”
After halftime, Chaney watched the game from the bench and he’ll go to get examined and figure out more with doctors early this week.
Chaney was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA before this season and averaged 18.3 points, 9.8 rebounds this season after averaging 14.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game last season.
Ohio State has capitalized on its close relationship with NBA superstar LeBron James over the years and now has a new shoe display that should come in handy during recruiting.
The Buckeyes put out a tweet late this week with the display, calling themselves “THE LeBron school.” While this is something small, recruits like that the Buckeyes are tied into the best player in the world and it’s cool to them that Ohio State gets some exclusive gear.
Rutgers has struggled to achieve success on the floor the last few years and head coach Eddie Jordan is hoping that some talented newcomers can help start a turnaround. With the start of practice, local media saw some of the Scarlet Knights’ early practice and Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press noted that the duo of freshman point guard Corey Sanders and junior college forward Deshawn Freeman were getting a lot of burn together.
With both incoming players being four-star prospects, it’s hardly a surprise that Jordan would see what the two were capable of. According to Carino, it meant a lot of Sanders driving and forcing the defense to collapse before finding Freeman.
“It seems like coach always has us on the same team,” Freeman said to Carino. “Ever since we’ve gotten here, he’s trying to get us to play together.”
Carino also notes that since Rutgers is deeper, longer and more athletic in general this season, the team could do more with a pressing defense to help create turnovers.
While Rutgers still faces an uphill climb in the Big Ten, they at least have some exciting pieces that will be in place for a few seasons.