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21 Aug 2014 | One Comment | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
After playing limited minutes in the Orlando Summer League with the Miami Heat, former Towson forward Jerrelle Benimon fought back in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Denver Nuggets. After finishing first among all players who appeared in at least three Las Vegas Summer League games in rebounds, Benimon signed a two-year partially guaranteed contract with the Nuggets. Although Benimon had interest from several teams, including the Utah Jazz, according to the website RealGM, he had familiarity with the Nuggets. In three games in Las Vegas, Benimon averaged 27 minutes per game, 10.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Benimon played out-of-position at center for Denver, […] Read the full story »

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Former forward works out for teams before June 26 draft
14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Senior Writer
While most graduated college basketball players look to start their careers off the court, former forward Jerrelle Benimon is among a small group of players looking to begin his career on it. The two-time Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year has been traveling across the country, working out for several NBA teams, hoping to be selected in this month’s draft or signing with a team as an undrafted free agent. As of June 14, Benimon has worked out for the Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets and his hometown team, the Washington Wizards. If Benimon were to sign with or be drafted by the […] Read the full story »

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11 May 2014 | No Comments
With former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling now suspended for life from the NBA, the possibility of selling the team is much higher, with an owners vote looming as well as a lawsuit against the league by Sterling. Sherman Ragland, a successful real estate developer and 1984 graduate of Towson, is planning to make a run at investing in the Clippers. He spoke with The Towerlight about his plans and thoughts on the Donald Sterling scandal.   Can you give us some information about how you got interested in buying the Clippers? My brother-in-law happens to own a professional basketball team in the United Kingdom called […] Read the full story »

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19 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Benimon participates in Portsmouth Invitational Just two weeks after winning Most Valuable Player of the Reese’s College All-Star Game at the Final Four, Jerrelle Benimon participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament held at the Churchland High School Sports Complex in Portsmouth, Va. over the weekend. The PIT is a tournament that features the country’s top seniors who participate in a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of NBA and international team executives. The two-time Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year posted a double-double in his first game (10 points, 14 rebounds) Wednesday and had 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists in a 92-91 win on Thursday. […] Read the full story »

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2 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Heading into the 2013-14 season, Towson carried the burden of high expectations and one goal: make it to the postseason. The Tigers were predicted by many to win the Colonial Athletic Association and make the NCAA Tournament, and senior forward Jerrelle Benimon was the Preseason CAA Player of the Year. And while Head Coach Pat Skerry’s team came up just short of a CAA title and an NCAA Tournament berth, the Tigers set multiple program records en route to a quarterfinal appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. “Obviously it’s important and something I’ve talked about here,” Skerry said of making the postseason. “Just under 40 percent of […] Read the full story »

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28 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Seniors Jerrelle Benimon, Mike Burwell, Marcus Damas and Rafriel Guthrie had won 43 games over the past two seasons heading into Thursday night’s CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament quarterfinal matchup at Murray State. Another win would send Towson into the semifinals, but winning at Murray State would not come easy, as the Racers boasted a 14-1 record at home this season heading into the game. And while the Tigers held a lead at halftime, the Racers continued their dominant home performance in the second half, pulling away late to end Towson’s season with an 85-73 loss. “We knew they were very good coming in,” Head Coach Pat Skerry said. […] Read the full story »

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21 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Two days removed from sending Towson to the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, sophomore guard Four McGlynn came up huge for the Tigers once again. After hitting the game-winning, half-court buzzer beater in Wednesday night’s win at USC-Upstate, the former America East Rookie of the Year dropped a season-high 23 points, including the final four free throws in Towson’s 83-77 win at East Tennessee State. “He was sensational,” Head Coach Pat Skerry said of McGlynn. “We knew they would play a lot of zone and he put it up. He was the best player on the floor today.” McGlynn was automatic for the Tigers (25-10) […] Read the full story »

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TU earns first ever postseason victory
19 Mar 2014 | One Comment | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
With just over a second left in their first-round game of the College Insider Tournament, the Tigers were expecting to head to overtime against the University of South Carolina Upstate. They never made it to that overtime period, after Four McGlynn made a miracle half-court shot as time expired, giving the Tigers the 63-60 win. It was the program’s first ever postseason win. “Well, [I was thinking] that we were fortunate,” Head Coach Pat Skerry said of McGlynn’s shot after the game. “You got to have a little luck, and we definitely had some good luck.” Junior guard Ty Greene tied the game up for the Spartans […] Read the full story »

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Skerry expects team to continue in postseason
9 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Down 73-71 with less than 10 seconds remaining in Sunday’s Colonial Athletic Association Semifinal game against William & Mary, forward Jerrelle Benimon drove the ball into the paint from the top of the key. The senior was greeted by all five Tribe defenders and lost the ball out of bounds with five seconds left. William & Mary’s Marcus Thornton received the inbound pass and sank both free throws after being fouled, sealing a 75-71 win and a Tribe a berth in the CAA Championship game Monday against Delaware. Towson will now wait to see if it will be selected for the NIT or CBI in postseason play. […] Read the full story »

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Win over JMU is first in quarterfinals since 2009
8 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Sports Editor
Entering Saturday’s Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal game against the defending CAA Tournament Champion James Madison, only two Tigers had significant postseason experience. While Jerrelle Benimon had Big East and NCAA Tournament experience, Four McGlynn also had NCAA Tournament experience. The then-freshman guard scored 18 points for Vermont in an NCAA Tournament win over Lamar in the 2011-12 season. McGlynn provided a spark in the postseason again, this time leading Towson with a season-high 21 points to an 80-71 win over James Madison. “He’s a really good player,” Head Coach Pat Skerry said of McGlynn. “I think the bigger the stage, the better he’ll play. I think our […] Read the full story »