Michael Paul Brey is an American college basketball coach. He has been the men's head coach at the University of Notre Dame since July 14, 2000. Brey, the son of Olympic swimmer Betty Brey, graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland in 1977; as a two-year letter winner under coach Morgan Wootten, Brey helped the team to a 55–9 mark. He enrolled at Northwestern State University. In 1982 Brey graduated from George Washington University with bachelor's degree in physical education, he played one season at George Washington in 1981-82 after sitting out the 1980-81 season as a transfer. He served as team captain and was named most valuable player with 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Colonials. He returned to his former high school. In 1987, he was hired by Duke University to assist Mike Krzyzewski, in 1995 he took over his first head coaching job at the University of Delaware. Brey guided the Fightin' Blue Hens to a 99–51 record over five years, leading the team to two America East Conference Championships and subsequently two trips to the NCAA Tournament.
In 2000, Mike Brey became the head coach at the University of Notre Dame where he holds a 383-190 record. In 2000, he succeeded Matt Doherty as head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's Basketball. Notre Dame had not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1990. Brey led the Irish to the NCAA tournament in his first three years as head coach, notching a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2003, he since led the team to tournament appearances in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017. On December 29, 2017, Coach Brey tied Coach Digger Phelps for the greatest number of wins by a coach at Notre Dame at 393. During the 2007–08 season, Brey led the Irish to a 24–6 regular season mark, he was named the Big East Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season on March 11, 2008. Notre Dame had a 45-game home winning streak between February 2006 and February 2009 - the second longest in school history. By completing the 2007–2008 regular season 18–0 at home, Brey coached the first team in Big East history to have consecutive undefeated seasons at home.
On June 19, 2012, Coach Brey signed a 10-year extension to remain the head coach of the Notre Dame Irish up until 2022. The financials were not released. During the 2014-15 season, Brey's Notre Dame team won the ACC conference tournament; the squad advanced to the Elite Eight. The 32 wins were the most by a Notre Dame men's team since 1908-09, he passed Hall of Famer George Keogan for second place on Notre Dame's all-time wins list, trailing only Digger Phelps. Notre Dame advanced to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season, defeating Michigan, Stephen F. Austin, Wisconsin as the 6 seed in the East region. Notre Dame lost to North Carolina 88-74 in the Elite Eight. During the 2016-17 regular season, Brey's team went 23-8, they finished the season in a three-way tie with Florida Louisville. The Irish were given a 3-seed in the ACC tournament. Notre Dame dominated its first two games against Virginia and Florida State and sparked another ACC tournament final appearance for the second time in three years.
The Irish went on to lose in the tournament final to Duke, 75-69. Notre Dame received a 5-seed in the West region of the NCAA tournament and defeated Princeton in the first round before falling to West Virginia in the second round. Notre Dame Fighting Irish profile
2014–15 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team
The 2014–15 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Roy Williams, in his 12th season as UNC's head men's basketball coach, they played their home games at the Dean Smith Center as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 26 -- 11 -- 7 in ACC play to finish in fifth place, they advanced to the championship game of the ACC Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Harvard in the second round and Arkansas in the third round before losing in the Sweet Sixteen to eventual runner-up Wisconsin; the Tar Heels finished the season 13 -- 5 in ACC play to finish in a tie for third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament to Pittsburgh, they received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Providence in the second round before losing in the third round to Iowa State.
The Tar Heels entered the 2014–15 season lost two starters from the previous season as James Michael McAdoo and P. J. Hairston declared for the 2014 NBA draft. However, rising juniors and potential draft picks Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks decided to return to Chapel Hill and UNC brought in a strong recruiting class including McDonald's All-Americans Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson and Joel Berry
Holdyn Jerian Grant is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball with the University of Notre Dame and was considered one of the top college players in the nation for the 2014–15 season. After being selected with the 19th overall pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2015 NBA draft, his rights were sent to the Atlanta Hawks and moved again to the New York Knicks on draft night. After a high school career at prep power DeMatha Catholic High School, Grant came to Notre Dame to play for coach Mike Brey. After redshirting his freshman season, Grant was named to the Big East Conference All-Rookie team after averaging 12.3 points and 4.97 assists per game. In his second season with the Irish, Grant was named second-team All-Big East after averaging 13.3 points and 5.5 assists per game. After the 2012–13 season, Notre Dame moved from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Based on his strong sophomore campaign, Grant was voted onto the preseason All-ACC team.
Grant had a strong start to the season, leading the Fighting Irish at 19.01 points per game during their 8–4 start. But on December 23, 2013 Grant was ruled academically ineligible for the rest of the season and forced to withdraw from Notre Dame. Grant chose to return to Notre Dame rather than declare his eligibility for the 2014 NBA draft. Grant returned to Notre Dame for the 2014–15 season. Grant helped the Fighting Irish to a 20–3 start and Grant had a breakout season as the leader of the team's efficient offense, he was named to the midseason watch lists for the John R. Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy; the Grant-led Irish finished the year with an ACC Tournament championship. Grant was selected the 19th overall pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2015 NBA draft, his rights were subsequently traded to the Atlanta Hawks before being traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Tim Hardaway, Jr. He joined the Knicks for the 2015 NBA Summer League where he averaged 11.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists in five games.
On July 30, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Knicks. On December 2, he tied his season-high of 12 points in a win over his brother Jerami and the Philadelphia 76ers. On January 12, 2016, he had a season-best game with 16 points and 8 assists in a 120–114 win over the Boston Celtics. On June 22, 2016, Grant was traded, along with José Calderón and Robin Lopez, to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Derrick Rose, future teammate Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round draft pick; the following month, he helped the Bulls win the Las Vegas Summer League championship game and earned MVP honors for his 24 points, 10 rebounds, five assists. On November 15, 2016, he made his first start of the season and had 18 points and five steals in a 113–88 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. On November 26, he was assigned to Chicago's D-League affiliate, he was recalled on November 27, reassigned on December 9, recalled again on December 10. On April 10, 2017, he had 17 points and a career-high 11 assists in a 122–75 win over the Orlando Magic.
On November 26, 2017, Grant scored a career-high 24 points in a 100–93 loss to the Miami Heat. On December 29, 2017, he had 11 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds as a starter in a 119–107 win over the Indiana Pacers. On January 22, 2018, he had 22 points and 13 assists in a 132–128 double overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. On July 7, 2018, Grant was traded to the Orlando Magic in a three-team deal. Jerian Grant is the son of former National Basketball Association player Harvey Grant, he has two brothers who play basketball professionally – oldest brother Jerai has played in several leagues around the world and younger brother Jerami plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Youngest brother Jaelin has followed his three older brothers to DeMatha, where he is completing his senior season, his uncle and father's identical twin Horace Grant was an NBA All-Star and won four championships with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. Grant has two sons and Jrex Grant. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com Notre Dame Fighting Irish bio Jerian Grant at draftexpress.com Jerian Grant on Instagram Jerian Grant on Twitter
Anthony Barber (basketball)
Anthony "Cat" Barber is an American professional basketball player for Ironi Nahariya of the Israeli Premier League. He played three seasons of college basketball for NC State, where he earned first-team All-ACC honors as a junior. Barber grew up in the same area of Virginia as Allen Iverson. Barber has drawn comparisons to the former superstar in both his appearance and style of play. A standout player for Hampton High School, Barber averaged 21.0 points per game in his sophomore campaign. In 2011, Barber was named to the All-Eastern Region's first team in the Peninsula District as the only underclassman. Barber led his school to a 27–6 record and a Virginia State Title in 2012. During his championship junior season, Barber averaged 21.3 points per game, earning him Class AAA Player of the Year honors. His senior year solidified his legacy at Hampton, posting a 22–6 record and averaging 20.2 points per game. He finished his high school career with 2,097 points total. During his high school years, Barber played AAU basketball under Boo Williams.
D Barber was selected to the McDonald's All American Game. The 2013 McDonald's All-American Boys Game was held in Chicago's United Center where Barber recorded 11 points, 4 assists and 2 steals. Barber was able to capture a bronze medal in the 2012 Nike Global Challenge. Barber was ranked fourth among point guards in the 2013 recruiting class, was a coveted recruit. On September 15, 2012, Barber signed with North Carolina State University to play for the N. C. State basketball team after being recruited by assistant coach, Rob Moxley. In his recruitment process, Barber looked at attending the University of Kansas or the University of Alabama. In 2015–16, Barber was named first-team All-ACC and led the conference with averages of 24 points and 39 minutes played per game, he was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy. Over the course of his three seasons with the Wolfpack, he appeared in 104 games and posted averages of 15 points, four assists and three rebounds in 31 minutes per game.
On March 22, 2016, Barber declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final year of college eligibility. After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Barber joined the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On August 31, 2016, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, but was waived on October 24 after appearing in two preseason games. Five days he was acquired by the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the 76ers. On February 3, 2017, Barber was traded to the Charlotte Hornets affiliate Greensboro Swarm in exchange for guard Aaron Harrison. On July 26, 2017, Barber signed with New Basket Brindisi in Italy. On November 21, 2017, he parted ways with Brindisi after appearing in seven games. On November 29, 2017, Barber returned to Greensboro Swarm for a second stint. In 29 games played for the Swarm, Barber averaged 16.9 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. On March 27, 2018, Barber signed with the Israeli team Ironi Nahariya for the rest of the season.
On April 25, 2018, Barber recorded a career-high 25 points, shooting 5-of-8 from three-point range, along with five assists in a 77–81 loss to Hapoel Gilboa Galil. For the 2018–19 season, Barber re-joined the Greensboro Swarm. On February 21, 2019, Barber was traded to the Erie BayHawks for John Gillon. On March 28, 2019, Barber returned to Ironi Nahariya for a second stint, signing for the rest of the season; the son of Pamela Barber, he has a daughter. He majored in social work. Barber's older sister, Pam, is credited with giving him the moniker "Cat" due to his quick and agile movements as a child. Anthony Barber at gopack.com Anthony Barber at washingtonpost.com
Justin Jackson (basketball, born 1995)
Justin Aaron Jackson is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Jackson played basketball in the Homeschool Christian Youth Association, he committed to play college basketball with the North Carolina Tar Heels after being rated as the 8th best player of his class by ESPN Recruiting Nation; the small forward took part in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, was named Co-MVP along with Jahlil Okafor. Jackson played basketball for Homeschool Christian Youth Association, a nonprofit Christian service organization created to serve home school families and students in Houston and the surrounding area, he led the Warriors to a national championship in the 2012 season, a massive factor in winning the Sullivan Award. He continued to shine in his final year, averaging 31.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in his successful last season. Jackson became known as one of the most potent high school athletes in the nation which promptly triggered a publicized recruitment.
He was given offers by Baylor, Maryland, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Washington. Jackson was rated a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, ESPN, 247Sports.com. The small forward signed with North Carolina, he was marked as one of the top players in the Class of 2014. Following his years with HCYA, Jackson was named to the 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game on January 29, 2014. After scoring the first few points of the game, the North Carolina recruit was named co-MVP with Jahlil Okafor. Jackson ended with 23 points off 11-of-12 shooting, he won the Jack Daly Award for sportsmanship. In his three-year college career, Jackson won ACC Player of the Year, was selected as First-team All ACC, was named a consensus first-team All-American in 2017. Jackson scored sixteen points and picked up four rebounds in the Tar Heels 6th championship title in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. On April 13, 2017, Jackson declared for the 2017 NBA draft.
Jackson was selected with the 15th pick of the 2017 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers and was traded on draft day to the Sacramento Kings. Portland sent 20th pick Harry Giles to the Kings in exchange for 10th pick Zach Collins. Throughout Jackson's time with the Kings, he received multiple assignments to the Reno Bighorns, the Kings' minor league affiliate in the NBA G League. On February 6, 2019, Jackson was traded, along with Zach Randolph, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Harrison Barnes. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com GoHeels.com Bio USA Basketball bio
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is an entertainment and sports complex located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Opened in 1959, the arena was once one of the largest venues in the South, with a seating capacity of over 23,000; the complex holds eight venues that includes an amphitheater, aquatic center, banquet hall, convention center, theatre, an indoor pavilion. It is the home of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's "Spartans" men's basketball team, the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League, the Carolina Cobras of the National Arena League, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference with their Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, it has hosted the Men's ACC Tournament twenty-three times since 1967 and the Women's ACC Tournament twelve times since 2000. The Coliseum hosted both tournaments until 2015. Other notable sporting events include the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men's "Final Four" in 1974 and the East Regionals in 1976, 1979 and 1998, it is the former home of several professional hockey teams including the Greensboro Generals, Greensboro Monarchs of the East Coast Hockey League and the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes.
The complex has hosted the "Central Carolina Fair" since 1999. The complex was first proposed in 1944 by the city's mayor; the idea was to create a war memorial to honor veterans of World War I and World War II. The building was approved by city officials in 1956, followed by a groundbreaking in January 1958. With its opening in 1959, the complex held four venues: War Memorial Auditorium, Town Hall Auditorium, The Blue Room and the Greensboro Coliseum; the complex opened on October 29, 1959 for historic show, "Holiday on Ice". Shortly after its opening, the Coliseum began to scout for a hockey team. Partnering with the EHL, the city formed the "Greensboro Generals"; the team's first match was November 1959, against the Washington Presidents. The Generals won the game 4–1; the Generals would go on to win the EHL Championships. Over the years, the complex hosted several conventions and musical events; the Coliseum was part-time home of the Carolina Cougars of the American Basketball Association from 1969 to 1974 after the Houston Mavericks moved to North Carolina in 1969.
The Cougars were a "regional franchise," playing "home" games in Charlotte, Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum and Raleigh. Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown began his coaching career with the Cougars in 1972. Billy Cunningham was the ABA MVP for the Cougars in the 1972-73 season. Despite a strong fan base the Cougars were sold and moved to St. Louis in 1974. To meet demands, the Coliseum expanded its seating to 15,000 in 1972. Six years the complex expanded to include an exhibition center, known at the time as the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Exhibition Building; the building's first event was a flea market for the Triad area. In 1991, the Coliseum's manager proposed an additional expansion of the complex; this expansion would raise the seating capacity of the Coliseum an additional 8,000 to 23,000. It would see The Blue Room demolished to make way for a small arena in the Exhibition Hall; the venue reopened on December 28, 1993, for the "Reunion Classic", a men's basketball game between the UCLA Bruins and NC State Wolfpack.
This game was met with controversy as the Coliseum was not complete at the time of the game. City officials paid $200,000 to have firefighters on stand by during the game; the Coliseum and the newly expanded exhibition hall did not meet state and city building codes nor fire regulations, because of incomplete construction. Additionally, the Coliseum did not hold the permits to host the event; this decision resulted in city council firing both the Coliseum manager and its contractors, Huber and Nichols, Inc.. It was determined it would take an additional ten months to have the complex comply with regulations; the city added in additional $20 million to the budget to renovate the auditorium. Additional expansion came in 2003. Two years the complex renovated the old Town Hall Auditorium into the smaller Odeon Theatre. In 2011, the complex added three additional venues: the White Oak Amphitheatre, the Greensboro Aquatic Center and the ACC Hall of Champions. Since its opening, the complex has been visited by nearly 57 million people and hosts over 800 events per year.
In September 2014, the War Memorial Auditorium closed its doors. One of the original four buildings of the complex, the Coliseum is one of the oldest buildings on the property. Construction began on the venue in 1958 and was completed in September 1959. Known as the "Greensboro Memorial Coliseum", the arena hosted its first event on October 29, 1959. At the time, the Coliseum held 7,100 seats. Through the years, the Coliseum has hosted several sporting events, most notably basketball; the Coliseum has hosted concerts for over 40 years. During the 1960s and 1970s, the Coliseum was frequented by R&B performers; the first major concert held at the Coliseum was by The Monkees. Elvis Presley played a concert at the Coliseum on April 14, 1972. Presley performed the Coliseum again on April 21, 1977, one of the final venues of his tour, before his death on August 16. Casting Crowns recorded their live album, entitled Until the Whole World Hears... Live, at
Malcolm Moses Adams Brogdon is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers under Tony Bennett; as a senior in 2015–16, he was named the ACC Player of the Year and ACC Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first player in conference history to earn both honors in the same season. He was selected in the second round of the 2016 NBA draft by the Bucks with the 36th overall pick, he went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, becoming the first second-round pick in the NBA to win the award since 1966. Brogdon, a top 100 recruit, committed to Virginia over offers from Arkansas and Notre Dame, he redshirted his sophomore year after suffering a serious foot injury the prior season. He was known as one of the top contributors to the team's successful 2013 -- 2014 -- 15 seasons. In the 2013–14 season, Brogdon averaged 12.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists per game. In 2014–15, he was named as a consensus second-team All-American, as well as the first-team All-ACC and ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
As a senior at Virginia in 2015–16, Brogdon was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy, earned numerous prestigious awards, including ACC Player of the Year, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-American, a finalist for the Naismith Award. His college jersey number, 15, was retired on February 20, 2017. On June 23, 2016, Brogdon was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 36th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. On July 30, 2016, he signed with the Bucks, he made his NBA debut in the Bucks' season opener on October 26, 2016, recording eight points and five assists in 21 minutes in a 107–96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. On November 1, 2016, he recorded 14 points and four steals in a 117–113 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. On December 23, 2016, he made all seven of his shots for 17 points to go with seven assists in 29 minutes in a 123–96 win over the Washington Wizards. On December 31, 2016, he recorded his first career triple-double with 15 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in a 116–96 win over the Chicago Bulls.
On January 8, 2017, he scored a career-high 22 points in a 107–101 loss to the Washington Wizards. On January 23, 2017, he had his second game of the season with four steals in a 127–114 win over the Houston Rockets. Two days he was named in the U. S. Team for the 2017 Rising Stars Challenge. On March 29, 2017, he recorded nine assists in a 103 -- 100 win over the Boston Celtics, he had six key points and two assists in the final 2:46 to help Milwaukee fend off a late Boston rally. To conclude his rookie season, Brogdon was named the 2016–17 NBA Rookie of the Year, along with being a unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Brogdon joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in Bucks history to win Rookie of the Year, became the first player drafted in the second round to win Rookie of the Year since 1966. Brogdon averaged both the fewest points per game and fewest minutes per game of any winner in the award's history. In the Bucks' season opener on October 18, 2017, Brogdon scored 19 points in a 108–100 win over the Boston Celtics.
On November 3, 2017, he had a season-high 10 assists to go with 21 points against the Detroit Pistons. Four days he scored a season-high 22 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. On January 22, 2018, he scored a career-high 32 points in a 109–105 win over the Phoenix Suns, it was the first 30-point game for a Virginia basketball alum since Mike Scott in 2014 with the Atlanta Hawks. On February 2, 2018, he was ruled out for six to eight weeks after suffering a torn left quadricep tendon the previous night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. On April 9, 2018, he returned to action following a 30-game absence, he scored two points and played 13 minutes, all in the first half, in the Bucks' 102–86 win over the Orlando Magic. On February 27, 2019, Brogdon scored 25 points in a 141–140 overtime win over the Sacramento Kings. On March 16, he was ruled out indefinitely with a plantar fascia tear in his right foot. Nonetheless, Brogdon became the eighth player in NBA history to achieve a 50–40–90 season.
Brogdon represented the United States national team at the 2015 Pan American Games, where he won a bronze medal. Brogdon's father, Mitchell, is a mediator. Dr. Jann Adams, Brogdon's mother, is the former chair of Morehouse College's Psychology Department, she is now the associate dean of math. His mother and father divorced when he was 11. Brogdon's oldest brother Gino is a practicing attorney, while his other older brother John is in law school. Brogdon is a member of the "Starting Five", along with Joe Harris, Justin Anderson, Anthony Tolliver, Garrett Temple, their goal is to raise $225,000 through Hoops2O, founded by Brogdon, to fund five wells in East Africa by the end of the 2018–19 season. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com Malcolm Brogdon at virginiasports.com