With Alex Olah being the lone returning front court player in 2014-15, Northwestern is certainly in need of another interior body. And according to a report from Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune the Wildcats have received a commitment from 6-foot-10 forward Jeremiah Kreisberg, who will be transferring to the Big Ten school from Yale.
After averaging 6.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in three seasons Kreisberg missed the entire 2013-14 season after undergoing back surgery. Kreisberg accounted for just 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest in 2012-13, with the nagging back issue limiting his effectiveness.
How productive will Kreisberg be in the Big Ten? That remains to be seen, but simply put Northwestern needed another front court body. In addition to Olah and Kreisberg Northwestern will have incoming freshman Gavin Skelly, with the majority of their talent being perimeter players.
Guards JerShon Cobb and Tre Demps will be asked to lead the way, with four talented freshman guards including the athletic Vic Law expected to compete for playing time upon their arrival in Evanston.
Two of the top teams in the CAA battle on Saturday afternoon as James Madison travels to UNC-Wilmington. You can catch this matchup live on NBCSN at 3 p.m. EST.
UNC-Wilmington (19-5, 11-2) is currently the class of the conference as they hold a two-game lead over James Madison, William & Mary and Hofstra. The Seahawks have won 10 consecutive games and they’re led by guard Chris Flemmings, who is averaging 16.6 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game.
James Madison (19-7, 9-4) has won three consecutive games as they try to make up ground on UNC-Wilmington. Guard Ron Curry leads the Dukes in points (16.8 ppg) and assists (3.9 apg) as he’s having a very solid season.
These two teams played on Jan. 28 with UNC-Wilmington winning 78-73 on the road.
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Winthop earned a Big South road win at Radford on Saturday afternoon as junior guard Keon Johnson raced coast-to-coast and buried the game-winner at the buzzer.
The 5-foot-7 Johnson erupted for 32 points in the win and he’s been one of the most potent mid-major scorers in the country this season. The win moves Winthrop to 18-7 on the season and their 10-4 mark in the Big South ties them with UNC Asheville atop the conference standings.