Men’s basketball: Hayes, Koenig named to preseason all-Big Ten team

first_imgThe Big Ten announced Wednesday that Wisconsin men’s basketball juniors Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koening earned spots on the conference’s all-Big Ten squad.Hayes was chosen unanimously by a panel of the league’s media.The honor comes as a first for both players, and marked the second-straight season two Badgers have earned the honor. Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker made the cut last season.Men’s basketball: Hayes, Koenig named to preseason watch lists for positional awardsThe Wisconsin men’s basketball team may have lost two of the country’s best players in Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker Read…On a team featuring three future NBA players (Kaminsky, Dekker and Duje Dukkan) both Hayes and Koening had breakout sophomore campaigns.Hayes finished 2014-15 ranked second in rebounds per game (6.2) and poured in 12.4 points per contest. Koening assumed starting point guard duties when Traevon Jackson went down with a foot injury in January and never looked back. Over his 24 starts last season, Koening averaged 11.5 points per game while shooting 44.2 percent from three-point range.Under head coach Bo Ryan, 12 players have now made preseason all-Big Ten teams. Michigan State has had just as many selections in that time span.Joining Hayes and Koening this year are Indiana’s James Blackmon Jr. and Yogi Ferrell, Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff, Maryland’s Jake Layman and Melo Trimble, Michigan’s Caris LeVert, Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and Purdue’s A.J. Hammons.Trimble was selected as the conference’s preseason Player of the Year.last_img read more

Gill and Jones lead English challenge in Portgual

first_img Tags: Amateur, Mens, Portuguese 18 Feb 2018 Gill and Jones lead English challenge in Portgual England players, led by Bailey Gill and Ben Jones, put on an impressive performance in the Portuguese amateur men’s championship at the Montado golf resort, taking 10 of the top 20 places.Gill, from Lindrick, Yorkshire, and Jones, from Northamptonshire County, were joint runners-up alongside Denmark’s Sebastian Friedrichsen on 12-under par. The championship was won by Portugal’s Victor Lopes on 15-under.Gill birdied the last for a closing round of two-under 70, while Jones (pictured) charged up the leaderboard with his bogey-free 64.Three other English players completed top 10 finishes: Thomas Plumb (Sherborne, Dorset) was sixth on 10-under, after signing off with 66; Josh McMahon (Wallasey, Cheshire) was ninth on eight-under and Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton, Northamptonshire) was 10th on seven-under.Behind them were another five English players in the top 20: Conor Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O), Jason Stokes (La Moye, Jersey), Jake Bolton (Ogbourne Downs, Wiltshire), Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire) and Tom Sloman (Taunton & Pickeridge, Somerset).Gill, Jones, McMahon and Sloman are members of the England Golf Men’s A Squad, while Williams and Goddard are in the Boys’ Squad.Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more