It’s no secret the Chicagoland area has produces some of the best basketball talent in the NBA. Players like Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, and Anthony Davis have represented the best Chicago has to offer for basketball. However, not every Chicago-based basketball player was a coveted recruit out of high school. Richaun Holmes’ path to the … More Video Post: Richaun Holmes Making the Valley Proud
Junior college transfers may be the most well-known and least-understood parts of college recruiting. Unlike high school recruits who have at least four years of eligibility, junior college recruits have to be able to play immediately on campus. For Cyclones like Tommy Demogerontas and Jordan Radcliff, this process is all too familiar. The two years … More Video Post: Junior College Transfers
For many players, junior college basketball represents the final stop of their basketball careers. For some others, however, it is merely a jumping off point. Junior college basketball is a limbo space filled with players who excelled in high school, but were unable to find a lucrative scholarship at a Division-I school. The Moraine Valley … More Where Do We Go Now?
Warmups for Andrew Vs Thornwood. pic.twitter.com/2P0oBXtqCk — Ryan Witry (@CyclonesBeat) February 24, 2017 Andrew is 12-12, and have had an up-and-down season to this point. It is senior night, so expect a good game from the TBolts tonight — Ryan Witry (@CyclonesBeat) February 24, 2017 We have tipoff here in Tinley pic.twitter.com/nW6RV5HWSy — Ryan Witry … More Andrew Loses on Senior Night 62-61
Coming into the season, expectations were understandably high for the Moraine Valley Cyclones. Bringing Anthony Amarino to a roster that already featured 11 players from last season’s conference champions made the Cyclones formidable on paper. However, that isn’t how the season has played out. As of this writing, the Cyclones are just 7-5 in conference, … More Hot Take: Do the Cyclones Want it Enough?
When asked if a big win was important for a skidding Cyclones team, head coach Anthony Amarino said “without a doubt… we need to play the way we did when we had that nine game winning streak.” Indeed, facing a McHenry County team that is winless in conference certainly served as tonic for whatever ailed … More Cyclones Blow Out McHenry County 86-68
When Moraine Valley hired Anthony Amarino in 2016, they said the previously retired coach had found “the itch” to return. For some coaches, 22 years of coaching junior college basketball is more than enough for one lifetime. Amarino doesn’t share that opinion. It was “just a matter of being bored,” Amarino said about his return … More The 22-Year Itch: Anthony Amarino Returns
In the sports world, the idea of a “moral victory” means next to nothing for people like DePaul head coach Dave Leitao. However, if there was ever a team that has had its share of moral victories this season, it’s certainly his Blue Demons. While their 1-8 Big East record doesn’t exactly scream “progress,” three … More DePaul Blue Demons Lose 76-73, Show Progress
After losing a nine game win streak on Tuesday night, sophomore Luke Hook said the Cyclones “really needed a win” against Prairie State on Thursday night. For some teams, one loss after a month long win streak may not be cause for panic, then again some teams aren’t the two-time defending conference champions, and any … More Cyclones Lose Again 109-98
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with new information from athletics director, Bill Finn. Sophomore forward, Luke Hook says it was “only a matter of time” before the Cyclones got “on the same page.” Indeed, with their win over Morton College on Tuesday night, the Cyclones have won their sixth straight game and are … More UPDATE: Cyclones Respond to Coach Switch, Early Season Struggles