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Former Longwood PG Lucas Woodhouse headed to Stony Brook

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After averaging 8.3 points and 6.0 assists per game in two seasons at Longwood, 6-foot-1 point guard Lucas Woodhouse made the decision a couple weeks ago to transfer. And on Sunday, it was announced by his high school coach that the New York native will complete his college career at Stony Brook.

As a sophomore Woodhouse averaged 11.5 points and 6.7 assists per game, leading the Big South in the latter category while also ranking fourth in the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio. Stony Brook loses Anthony Jackson from this season’s team but return leading assist man Carson Puriefoy in 2014-15.

Puriefoy averaged 2.8 assists per game for the Seawolves, who finished second in the America East standings behind Vermont and lost to Albany in the conference tournament final.

Woodhouse will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season per NCAA transfer rules. Next season will provide him with the opportunity to learn Steve Pikiell’s offensive system while competing against the likes of Puriefoy and incoming freshman Deshaun Thrower in practice.

Henry Ellenson wins Marquette Madness dunk contest

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Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.

The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.

Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.

Bill Self signs $10,000 check for KU student

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Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.

Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.

Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.