- National Teams
We had 4 British basketball players in action last night in NCAA Division 1, read on to see how they fared
Carl Josey (6’5, 195lbs, F, Senior, Surrey) Virginia Military Keydets
After registering a number of DNP’s and limited minutes this season, Carl Josey was thrust into a starting role last night. The good news was that VMI registered a 91-84 win over High Point Panthers. Unfortunately, Josey struggled to acclimatise to his starting spot and went scoreless (0/1 field goals, 0/2 at the line) adding 2 rebounds in 17 minutes. Expect those numbers to rise if he starts the remaining games on the season.
The Keydets are now 10-16 (5-11 in the Big South).
Danny Carter (6’9, 210lbs, F, Sophomore, Windsor), Stony Brook Seawolves
Stony Brook secured a comfortable 86-72 victory over UMBC Retrievers. I would have expected Danny Carter to perhaps see more minutes after registering a lot more in closer games this season, he finished scoreless going 0/2 (0/1 threes), adding 1 rebound and 1 assist in just 8 minutes of playing time.
Stony Brook Seawolves are now 19-7 (11-2 in the Am. East).
Mikey Manghum (6’1, 175lbs, G, Freshman, Derby) Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles cruised to an easy 20 point win, 76-56 over Centenary Gentlemen. This meant Derby boy Mikey Manghum would see his second highest minutes total all season at 23, however he couldn’t capitalise, going 0/3 from the field (0/2 threes) to go scoreless, adding 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 2 turnovers.
Oral Roberts are now 16-12 (11-5 Summit).
Will Oghuaregbe (6’8, 255lbs, F, Freshman, London) North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks
North Carolian-Wilmington suffered another loss in an increasingly difficult season, 65-56 to Northeastern Huskies. Brit Will Oghuaregbe got 8 minutes off the bench, going 0/1 to complete an empty stat line except for 1 personal foul.
NCW are now 8-19 and sit among the bottom 4 in their conference (CAA) at 4-12.
We struggled last night, registering 0 points between 4 players in 56 minutes. The positives are that of those 4, two are Freshman, one’s a Sophomore and the other was in a role he is unaccustomed to (not even mentioning the fact he is usually asked to play the centre position..Carl Josey is a lot of things, but a centre is not one of them!). Onwards and upwards!