The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program will welcome a freshman class with an international flavor to campus next fall, as head coach Matt Lottich announced Wednesday that four incoming freshman have signed National Letters of Intent to join Valpo Basketball. Illinois swingman Donovan Clay is joined by Emil Freese-Vilien, a center from Denmark; Ben Krikke, a forward from Canada; and Sigurd Lorange, a guard from Norway.
Basketball team members took some time on Wednesday to participate in the Thank-a-Thon, thanking donors who have contributed financially to the University as part of the sixth annual Valpo Day of Giving.
Former Valparaiso University men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew is among three coaches and six players who have been selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The honorees will officially be enshrined on Nov. 24 in Kansas City at the 2019 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Celebration presented by Nike.
The 2018-19 season came to a conclusion Friday afternoon for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team, as ninth-seeded Valpo fell to top-seeded Loyola, 67-54, in quarterfinal action at Arch Madness in St. Louis.
Coming off of its first win at Arch Madness with a 77-55 victory over Indiana State Thursday night, ninth-seeded Valpo faces a quick turnaround to take on top-seeded Loyola in Friday’s first quarterfinal at noon.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team earned its first win in program history at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, turning a nine-point deficit with six minutes to play in the first half into a seven-point halftime lead en route to a 77-55 victory over Indiana State Thursday night in St. Louis. With the win, ninth-seeded Valpo advances to face top-seeded Loyola on Friday at noon.
Valparaiso University junior center Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Second Team, as announced by the conference office Thursday morning, for his work on the court and in the classroom.
Valparaiso University junior center Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) was named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s Most-Improved Team, as voted on by the conference’s beat reporters and announced today by the MVC office.
Valparaiso University freshman guard Javon Freeman (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) earned a pair of accolades on Tuesday, earning spots on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman and All-Defensive Teams as the MVC unveiled its postseason All-Conference teams. Freeman is the first MVC freshman to earn a spot on both squads since Jake Odum in 2011.