Jacque Vaughn is an American former professional basketball player and coach, an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. A native of Los Angeles, Vaughn attended John Muir High School in nearby Pasadena, where he maintained a 3.94 GPA in honors and AP courses, became the best high school player in that area since former Muir and NBA standout Stacey Augmon. Vaughn excelled both on and off the court, by his senior year was ranked as high as the #7 high school recruit in the country and the #2 point guard in the class of 1993 behind arguably the nation's top player that year, Randy Livingston. Over the course of the season, Vaughn averaged over 21 points and 19 assists per game, while compiling six triple-doubles. Named a First-Team All-American by nearly every publication on the market, Vaughn rounded off his special season with a selection to participate in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game where he put on a show, scoring only 6 points but amassing 13 assists, while thoroughly outplaying the higher-ranked Livingston once again—this time on a national stage, was named co-MVP with North Carolina's Jerry Stackhouse in the process.
After considering Georgetown, Indiana, UNLV, Arizona and UCLA, Vaughn decided to play for coach Roy Williams at Kansas, along with fellow recruit and college roommate Scot Pollard, the California pipeline of high school hoopsters to Lawrence, started by former standouts Adonis Jordan and Rex Walters, continuing in years with Paul Pierce, Eric Chenowith. As a senior in high school in 1993, Vaughn was awarded the Dial Award as the nation's top male high school scholar-athlete, becoming the first basketball player to win that award. In his college career Vaughn became the starting point guard as a freshman after being chosen to replace incumbent starter Calvin Rayford. Among his first-year highlights were earning the MVP award at the 1993 Pre-Season NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City and hitting a game-winning three pointer at the overtime buzzer to beat Indiana in an early season game at Allen Fieldhouse. Throughout his four years at Kansas, Vaughn was known as a good distributor of the basketball and effective defender with great speed and court awareness.
By the end of his college career, he was the all-time leader in assists in Kansas basketball history with 804 total, as well as the Big Eight Conference's all-time record holder. In 1997, the award given annually to the school's assist leader was renamed to include Vaughn and original assists leader, Cedric Hunter, as the Hunter/Vaughn/Miles Assists Award. Vaughn earned a 3.72 GPA as a Business Administration major. He was a two-time Academic All-American at Kansas and the 1997 GTE Academic All-American of the Year, he was a two-time all-conference pick and was named the Big Eight Player of the Year in 1996. His college jersey hangs in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse. In 1997, Vaughn was selected 27th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA draft. In addition to playing four seasons in Utah, Vaughn played with the Orlando Magic, the Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, he appeared in 64 games for the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs during the 06-07 season and finished his career there, retiring after the 08-09 season.
Over his career, he averaged 2.5 assists per game. He set an NBA record for consecutive missed field goal attempts to open a season, missing his first 22 to start the 2001 season with the Atlanta Hawks. After those 22 straight misses he shot a career best 47% that season. Vaughn was an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs from 2010 to 2012. On July 28, 2012, Vaughn was named the new head coach of the Orlando Magic. On February 5, 2015, he was fired by the Magic. Vaughn and his wife Laura, his college girlfriend, have two sons and Jeremiah, he enjoys writing poetry. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
VCU Rams men's basketball
The VCU Rams men's basketball team is the intercollegiate men's basketball team that represents Virginia Commonwealth University. The Rams joined the Atlantic 10 Conference in the 2012–13 season after competing in the Colonial Athletic Association. In 2017, VCU was ranked the fortieth most valuable men's basketball program in the country by The Wall Street Journal. With a valuation of $56.9 million, VCU ranks second in the Commonwealth of Virginia, second in the A10 Conference. The team is coached by Mike Rhoades. Since 1999, the team has played home basketball games at the E. J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, Virginia on the university's Monroe Park campus. Virginia Commonwealth has made it to the NCAA Final Four once in its program's history, in 2011. Additionally, the Rams have nine conference tournaments; the Rams have won ten regular season championships. The official student supporter group is known as the Rowdy Rams; the team is known for its Final Four run in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
While the team had made nine NCAA Tournament appearances beforehand, never had the Rams made it beyond the second round of the tournament. In 2011, the Rams' journey to the Final Four began in one of the four opening round games called "play-in" games, intended to narrow the field from 68 to 64 teams. Thus, VCU became the first team to advance from the "First Four" to the Final Four. VCU reached the NCAA tournament a state record seven consecutive times from 2011–2017; the VCU Rams men's basketball program was founded in 1968, at the same time as the merger of the Richmond Professional Institute and the Medical College of Virginia. In the 1968–69 season as an independent team, the program played its first season. Coached by Benny Dees and assisted by Landy Watson and Vann Brackin for their first two seasons, Dees led the team to two winning records, before being replaced by Chuck Noe, it would take 10 more seasons before the Rams appeared in a postseason tournament, earning a berth into the 1978 National Invitation Tournament being eliminated in the first round by the University of Detroit.
Under the coaching of J. D. Barnett, the Rams earned fourth berths into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, each being their first four berths, the first coming in 1980. During Barnett's six years coaching the team, only twice did the Rams not win the Sun Belt Conference; the Rams became the first team to sweep the best of 3 championship series in the CBI post-season tournament on their way to becoming the 2010 CBI Champions. It is the first post-season tournament championship, excluding conference tournaments, in the history of the program. VCU received their first bid to the NCAA Tournament in the 1979–1980 season with an 18–12 overall record and Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship led by first-year VCU Head Coach J. D. Barnett in VCU's first season in the Sun Belt, they entered the tournament as a #12 seed in the East Region and were eliminated in the first round by #5 Iowa. It would not be long before the Rams returned to the tournament; the following year the Rams posted a 24–5 record on their way to the Sun Belt Conference regular season and Conference Tournament Championships.
The Rams entered the tournament as the #5 seed in the East region and defeated #12 Long Island before being eliminated by #4 Tennessee in overtime in the second round 56–58. The Rams would return to the tournament in 1983; the Rams, the #5 seed in the East region, defeated #12 seed La Salle in the first round and were eliminated in the second round by #4 seed Georgia 54–56. The Rams lost their second-round game by the same margin to #4 Tennessee in 1981; the 1984 tournament held similar results for the Rams squad. They entered the tournament as a #6 seed in the East Region and defeated #11 Northeastern before being eliminated by #3 Syracuse, it should be noted that the second-round losses in the NCAA Tournament by VCU in 1981, 1983, 1984 were to teams with first-round byes before the tournament expanded to 64 teams for the 1984–1985 season and byes were eliminated. In the 1984–85 season the Rams once again made it to the newly expanded 1985 NCAA Tournament; the Rams entered the tournament as the #2 seed in the West region, the highest seeding they have received in the tournament.
The Rams defeated #15 Marshall in the first round, but their luck had not changed in the second-round and they were upset by #7 Alabama 63–59. During his tenure, Head Coach J. D Barnett led VCU and the Rams to five NCAA Tournament appearances while capturing four Sun Belt regular season conference championships and three Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championships, he was 132–48 overall and 59–19 in conference play during his time at VCU. The Rams next stint in the post-season came under Head Coach Mike Pollio in the 1988 NIT Tournament where they would reach the quarter-finals before falling to UConn 60–69; the Rams posted wins over Marshall and Southern Mississippi in the first and second rounds, respectively. The Rams remained in the Sun Belt Conference until 1991. VCU was left out of the 1995 merger of the Metro and Great Midwest Conference that created Conference USA, they instead joined the Colonial Athletic Association for the 1995–1996 season. In their first season as members of the CAA, the Rams posted a 24–9 overall record, going 14–2 in conference play en route to the CAA regular season and conference tournament championships.
Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
The Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Southern Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1951–52 season. Fred Hetzel of Davidson is the only player to have won the award three times. Fifteen other players have won the award twice, most done by Fletcher Magee of Wofford. Davidson has the most all-time winners with 13, but it left the SoCon after the 2013–14 season to join the Atlantic 10 Conference. Among current members, Furman leads with 12 winners. There have been nine ties in the award's history, but only one which occurred prior to the 1989–90 season; that season was the first for two separate Player of the Year awards—one by the Southern Conference men's basketball coaches, the other by conference media members. When both the coaches and media select the same player, he is the consensus conference player of the year; the only current members that have never had a winner are Mercer. Both are among the SoCon's newer members, having joined in 2008 and 2014.
"Southern Conference Men's Basketball Yearly Honors and Awards". Southern Conference. P. 1. Retrieved 31 March 2010
Bobby Jackson (basketball)
Bobby Jackson is an American retired professional basketball player. He serves as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. Bobby Jackson graduated from Salisbury High School in 1992, he attended Western Nebraska Community College and the University of Minnesota before being selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 23rd pick in the 1997 NBA draft. As a Golden Gopher, Bobby Jackson led Minnesota to the Final Four, where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets prior to his rookie season where he played 68 games before moving on to a more familiar place in Minnesota where he donned a Timberwolves jersey for two seasons. He had his best years in Sacramento where he played for the Kings from 2000 to 2005 where he was known as "Action Jackson" and a crowd favorite. A former Sixth Man award winner, Jackson suffered an abdominal strain early in the 2004–05 season that forced him to miss 51 games. On July 29, 2008, it was reported that Jackson would be traded by the Rockets back to the Sacramento Kings along with Donté Greene, a 2009 first round draft pick and cash consideration in exchange for Ron Artest.
The trade was completed on August 14, due to Greene's rookie contract signing on July 14. Bobby Jackson retired on October 24, 2009, he became an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. On June 5, 2013, new Kings coach Michael Malone announced that the 2012–13 assistant coaches would not be retained for the 2013–14 season. On September 9, 2013, Jackson was hired by the Minnesota Timberwolves as a player development coach. NBA biography of Jackson Minnesota Golden Gophers bio of Jackson ClutchFans.net Bobby Jackson Profile
Demetrius Antonio Battie is an American retired professional basketball player. He is an analyst for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. Battie attended South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas and played college basketball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders where he ended his career as the school all-time leader in blocked shots with 162 blocks, his best season, was in his junior year when he scored 18.8 points per game, 11.8 rebounds per game, 2.5 blocks per game. Battie was drafted fifth overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1997 NBA draft, where he played one season, he was traded to Los Angeles Lakers along with Tyronn Lue for Nick Van Exel in 1998, that same year, he was traded to the Boston Celtics for Travis Knight. He remained with the Celtics for six years before he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Eric Williams and Kedrick Brown in exchange for Ricky Davis, Chris Mihm, Michael Stewart, a second-round pick; the Cavaliers traded Battie to the Orlando Magic for Drew Gooden, Steven Hunter, the Magic's second-round draft pick, Anderson Varejão.
On June 25, 2009, he was traded to the New Jersey Nets along with Rafer Alston and Courtney Lee in exchange for Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson. In July, 2010 Battie signed a contract with Philadelphia 76ers as a free agent, he would spend the last two seasons with the 76ers before announcing his retirement. Battie was a solid role player; as an offensive player, he lacked the skills to be an effective scorer, but he still developed an adept mid-range jump shot. Battie's worth came from his perfected offensive and defensive screens which aided in the team strategy. On the defensive side, Battie was blocker; as his career progressed, Battie's veteran presence was a helpful tool to young, emerging teams like the Magic and the 76ers. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com Tony Battie at Basketball-Reference.com
Indian Hills Community College
Indian Hills Community College is a public community college in Iowa with campuses located in Ottumwa and Centerville, Iowa. IHCC serves both traditional residential students and commuter students from a ten-county area in southeast Iowa as well as portions of northern Missouri. IHCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Indian Hills Community College was formed by the consolidation of three existing post-secondary education institutions: Iowa Tech-Area XV Community College, Centerville Community College, Ottumwa Heights College; the first steps toward merger took place on June 3, 1966 under the guidance of the Iowa Board of Public Instruction, with operations beginning on July 1, 1966. At first known as the Iowa Tech Area XV Community College, classes were held at the Ottumwa Regional Airport and consisted of technical programs administrated by the Ottumwa public school district. Centerville Community College was added to the fold on July 1, 1968, with a new 72-acre campus completed in 1970.
The merged institutions were renamed Indian Hills Community College in 1970. The main campus is located in Ottumwa, encompassing all of the former Ottumwa Heights facilities, plus several other buildings added since the consolidation. Included are residential halls, Advance Technology Center, the Hellyer Student Center, where the IHCC Warriors basketball team play; the second Ottumwa campus, known as North Campus, is based on 270 acres at Ottumwa Regional Airport. This campus is the base for IHCC's aviation programs, commercial driver training, welding technology center and auto collision repair programs; the Job Corps training facility is located at the IHCC North campus. A third campus is located in Iowa. Completed in 1970, the Centerville campus consists of a series of single-story modular buildings connected by walkways, it is located in a rural setting on the west edge of the community. A variety of specialized technology programs as well as general education classes are offered at IHCC -Centerville.
The IHCC Falcons, the college's baseball team and play their home games at Pat Daugherty Field on the Centerville campus. In May, 2013 school officials announced a major expansion to IHCC - Centerville's Sustainable agriculture program. Philanthropist and Appanoose County, Iowa native Morgan E. Cline donated $500,000 dollars for the construction of a large greenhouse, learning center and distribution center for the produce grown; the new complex, to be built adjacent to the Centerville IHCC campus, will offer community outreach events such as tours and continuing education classes in subjects ranging from back yard gardening to food packaging. The college has experienced low turnover in the school administration since its founding. Dr. Mel Everingham, who oversaw the merger of the disparate institutions into IHCC, remained on as the college's first President, serving until 1973. Dr. Lyle Hellyer took over as President in 1973 and over the next twenty-eight years orchestrated considerable growth in campus facilities, student enrollment, program offerings.
He retired in 2001 and the Hellyer Student Life center is named in his honor. In 2001 Dr. Jim Linenmayer was named the third President of IHCC. Linenmayer began his career at Indian Hills in 1980 as a college recruiter. Under his leadership student enrollment increased by 45-percent, the Job Corps center was opened, new academic programs were introduced. In early May, 2013 Lindenmayer announced his retirement as IHCC President. On May 13, 2013 the IHCC Board of Trustees named Dr. Marlene Sprouse as Lindenmayer's successor. Sprouse the Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs, becomes the colleges fourth President when Lindenmayer steps down in Fall, 2013, she is an IHCC alumnus and served as Dean of the IHCC - Centerville campus. Indian Hills Community College Associate degrees and diplomas. Indian Hills participates in the National Junior College Athletic Association in the following sports. Women: Volleyball, softball, cross country, track and field. Men: Basketball, soccer, cross country, track and field.
The Lady Warriors softball team began at the Centerville campus in the mid-1970s, but since 1988 have been based in Ottumwa. They have made 16 appearances in the National Junior College Athletic Association softball tournament. Home games are played at R. L. Hellyer Field, next to their indoor practice facility, funded by and named for IHCC alumnus Tom Arnold; the men's basketball team pulled off a "three-peat" in the late 1990s, winning the NJCAA National Championship back-to-back-to-back in 1997, 1998, 1999. The Warriors advanced to the NJCAA National Championship game in 2014, but lost to Jones County Junior College 87-77; the Indian Hills men's golf team won an NJCAA Championship in 2000, 2011, 2012. Indian Hills golfers have won individual NJCAA national championships as well: Adam Collins was Division II champion in 2003, Brad Smith was NJCAA Division I individual national co-champion in 2006. All teams use "Warriors" as a mascot/name except for the baseball team, which uses "Falcons", an homage to their past heritage as Centerville Junior College.
The baseball team has made eleven trips to the Junior College World Series. IHCC offers on-campus student housing at the Centerville campus. Both apartment-style and traditional double-occupancy dorm rooms are available. All are non-smoking. Internet, cable television, telephone service are provided. All dormitories are air-conditioned and laundry facilities are available. A student health and wellness clinic staffed by a Registered Nurse practitioner is located in Trustee's Hall on the main Ottumw
The Orlando Magic is an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. The Magic compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division; the franchise was established in 1989 as an expansion franchise, such notable NBA stars as Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway, Patrick Ewing, Grant Hill, Tracy McGrady, Steve Francis, Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis, Dominique Wilkins, Hedo Türkoğlu have played for the club throughout its young history. As of 2017, the franchise has played in the NBA playoffs for half of its existence, twice went to the NBA Finals, in 1995 and 2009. Orlando has been the second most successful of the four expansion teams brought into the league in 1988 and 1989 in terms of winning percentage, only after the Miami Heat. In September 1985, Orlando businessman Jim L. Hewitt approached Philadelphia 76ers general manager Pat Williams as they met in Texas on his idea of bringing an NBA team to Orlando.
Intrigued by the project, Williams signed on as the front man of the investment group one year as he left the 76ers. On June 19, 1986, the two held a news conference to announce their intention of seeking an NBA franchise. At the same time Hewitt and Williams decided to hold a contest in the Orlando Sentinel newspaper to get names for their new franchise. Out of a total of 4,296 submitted entries, the names were subsequently narrowed to four, "Heat", "Tropics", "Juice", "Magic"; the last one, submitted by 11 people, was picked after Williams brought his 7-year-old daughter Karyn to visit in Orlando. On July 27, 1986, it was announced that the committee chose the Magic to be the new name of the Orlando franchise in the NBA; the name "Magic" alludes to the area's biggest tourist attraction and economic engine Walt Disney World, along with its Magic Kingdom. Hewitt added that "You look at all the aspects of Central Florida, you find it is an exciting place, a magical place."Many, including Williams himself at first, thought that Miami or Tampa were better locations in Florida for a franchise, given Orlando was a small town lacking a major airport and a suitable arena.
Hewitt brought investors such as real estate developer William DuPont, Orlando Renegades owner Don Dizney, Southern Fruit Citrus owners Jim and Steve Caruso, talked the Orlando city officials into approving an arena project. Meanwhile, Williams gave presentations to NBA commissioner David Stern and the owners of the other teams of the league that the town was viable; the Magic were one of the four new expansion franchises awarded by the NBA in 1987 along with the Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves. The NBA was planning to expand by three teams, with one franchise going to Florida; the Magic became the first major-league professional sports franchise in the Orlando area, following an expansion fee of $32.5 million. The Magic hired Matt Guokas as the team's first coach, who helped the Magic select 12 players in the NBA Expansion Draft on June 15, 1989. On June 27, 1989, the Magic chose Nick Anderson with the 11th pick in the first round, who became the first draft pick of the franchise.
The first game played was an exhibition game on October 13, 1989 against the reigning champions Detroit Pistons, which the Magic won. Anderson was quoted as saying the atmosphere and the people watching the game was "like Game 7 of the NBA Finals". On November 4, 1989, the Magic played their first season game at the Orlando Arena against the visiting New Jersey Nets, who won 111–106 in a hard-fought game; the Magic's first victory came two days as the Magic defeated the New York Knicks 118–110. The inaugural team compiled a record of 18–64 with players including Reggie Theus, Scott Skiles, Terry Catledge, Sam Vincent, Otis Smith, Jerry Reynolds. In the 1990 NBA draft, the Orlando Magic selected Dennis Scott with the fourth overall pick. On December 30, 1990, Scott Skiles racked up 30 assists in the 155–116 victory over the Denver Nuggets, breaking Kevin Porter's NBA single-game assists record. Skiles was named the NBA's Most Improved Player at the end of the season, as the Magic heralded the NBA's most improved record that season.
Forward Dennis Scott set a team mark with 125 three-point field goals for the season, the best long-distance production by a rookie in NBA history. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Despite a 31–51 record, there were 40 sellouts out of 41 home games. On September 19, 1991, the DeVos family, founders of Amway, purchased the franchise for $85 million. Family patriarch Richard DeVos became the owner of the franchise; the 1991–92 season was disappointing for the Magic as various players missed games with injuries. Dennis Scott played only 18 games, Nick Anderson missed 22 games, Stanley Roberts, Jerry Reynolds, Brian Williams, Sam Vincent and Otis Smith all missed at least 27 games each. With a shortage of healthy players the team struggled through a 17-game losing streak and finished with a 21–61 record; the Magic still managed to have all 41 home games sold out. The Magic history was changed on May 17, 1992, when the franchise won the first pick in the 1992 NBA draft Lottery; the Magic selected big-man Shaquille O'Neal from Louisiana State University, the biggest prize in the draft since the Knicks won Patrick Ewing.
O'Neal, a 7' 1" center, made an immediate impact on the Magic. The Magic again became the NBA's most improved franchise. O'Neal was the first rookie to be voted an All-Star starter since