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Former William Fleming and Delaware standout has signed with a team in France's Pro A League.
Associated Press | File 2012
Jamelle Hagins, last season’s Colonial Athletic Association defensive player of the year for Delaware, has signed with Chorale de Roanne of the France Pro A League.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Former William Fleming and Delaware standout Jamelle Hagins will be playing pro basketball overseas.
Hagins, last season’s Colonial Athletic Association defensive player of the year, has signed with Chorale de Roanne of the France Pro A League.
Hagins, who was bypassed in this year’s NBA draft, played in both NBA summer leagues last month but did not make much of an impact. The power forward played in four games for Brooklyn’s team in the Orlando summer league, averaging 1 point, 2 rebounds and 10 minutes. He played in just one game for Miami in the Las Vegas summer league, seeing five minutes of action.
Hagins’ former William Fleming teammate, ex-VCU guard Troy Daniels, has yet to determine his pro future. Daniels played in six games for Charlotte’s team in Vegas, averaging 6.7 points and 17.2 minutes.
Radford men to visit Hokies
The Radford men’s basketball team will visit Virginia Tech on Nov. 29 for the squads’ first meeting since 2005.
Radford will reap $60,000 for the Tech visit and another $60,000 for visiting George Washington.
Radford will also play in the Las Vegas Classic. RU visits Santa Clara and UNLV for its first two games in the event before playing two games at the Orleans Arena — one against Sacred Heart and the other against either Florida Gulf Coast or Florida A&M.
The Highlanders’ nonleague schedule also includes visits to Hampton, Binghamton and Cornell and home games with Chattanooga, North Carolina A&T, The Citadel, NCAA Division II member Brevard, Division III member Houghton and United States Collegiate Athletic Association member Central Penn.
VMI to visit Virginia Tech, too
The VMI basketball team will visit Virginia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest and East Carolina, earning a total of $300,000 for those games.
It is VMI’s turn to host the All-Military Classic this year. The Keydets face The Citadel on the first night in an ESPNU game and will meet Army or Air Force the following night.
VMI’s nonleague schedule also includes visits to Elon and William and Mary and home games against Wright State, USCAA member Virginia University of Lynchburg, Division II Bluefield State and Division III members Washington College and Bridgewater.
Big Monday features Cavs
The Virginia men’s basketball team will make three “Big Monday” appearances on ESPN this season.
The ACC is replacing the Big East as part of Big Monday. The Big 12 is once again the other conference featured.
UVa will be in the first Big Monday game of the season, a Jan. 13 visit to Duke. The Cavaliers’ home games with North Carolina and Maryland are also part of the lineup.
Off to Russia
Former Virginia Tech star Queen Harrison will compete in the 100-meter hurdles next week at the world track and field championships in Moscow.
She earned a berth by finishing second at the USA championships last month.
“I had a lot of confidence in myself going into USAs,” said Harrison, who has been training in South Carolina. “My mission was to make the team [for the world championships]. Mission accomplished.”
Harrison competed in the 400 hurdles at the 2008 Olympics and the 2011 world championships. But she has been focusing on the 100 hurdles this year, winning that event in pro meets in Budapest and Monaco. She plans to focus on the 400 hurdles next year.
“I never took a year to focus on one or the other, and I just wanted to see how great I could be if I [did],” said Harrison, who won NCAA titles in both events in 2009.
The Covington Lumberjacks went 17-27 in the Valley League, an NCAA-sanctioned summer circuit for college baseball players, while the Rockbridge Rapids finished 14-30 in that league. Rockbridge County graduate Dakota Balser of Patrick Henry Community College pitched for the Rapids.
VMI’s Jordan Tarsovich, who played for the Strasburg Express, made the All-Valley League first team.
Off to college
Magna Vista graduate Hannah Savedge, a catcher who earned All-Timesland second-team honors this year, has secured a partial softball scholarship to NAIA member Virginia Intermont.
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