Sankes on short list

From a report in the Niagara Gazette on the Buffalo Rapids, an expansion team that will begin play next season in the fledgling American Basketball Association:
Jacob said more player signings will be announced soon. One player the Rapids are interested in is 7-foot-1 center Josh Sankes, the St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute product, who played his college ball at Holy Cross.
Sankes, of course, would not be the first former HC center to play in the ABA. Neil Fingleton started last season on the roster of the league's Boston franchise.

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More on Douglas' departure

Corky Blake checked in this week with a piece on Jamaal Douglas' transfer,/a> from Lafayette to Eastern Kentucky.

Douglas' destination was
not new news, but Corky did have an interesting observation from Leopards coach Fran O'Hanlon:
"Jamaal wasn't offered any (Division I) scholarships coming out of high school," O'Hanlon said. "We brought him here, invested two years with him where he got to the point that he led the league in rebounding. You would've thought it might've been time for him to repay us."
That seems like a damned curious statement from a school that doesn't offer athletic scholarships.

We can understand O'Hanlon being upset at losing his best player. Especially since with no scholarships, he has to bank on finding diamonds in the rough that he can polish once they get to Easton.

But the idea that Douglas owes Lafayette anything boggles the mind. They already got more from the kid than they had the right to expect. Sure it would have been nice to see lofty ideals win out. But this is the real world, and in the real world, you get what ya' pay for.

Interestingly, we don't remember O'Hanlon preaching loyalty when Sean Knitter decided to leave Delaware to transfer to Lafayette.

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Friday, June 10, 2005
Sankes on short list

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