Eric Musselman

Eric Musselman

Thursday, 27 June 2019 14:27

JD Notae

(pronounced No-Tay) played in 60 games in two seasons at Jacksonville, totaling 929 points (15.5 avg.), 328 rebounds (5.5 avg.), 163 assists (2.7 avg.) and 101 steals (1.7 avg.).

2018-19 (So.): Voted second team All-ASUN after averaging 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists; all team highs … Scoring average ranked fifth in the ASUN while ranking fourth in assists, fourth in steals (1.6) and 10th in rebounding … Posted 24 games in double figures, including nine 20-point games, with nine games of five assists or more and three games with at least 10 rebounds … Had three double-doubles, including a triple double at Kennesaw State (15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists … First double-double was the game prior to triple double, posting 12 points with 13 rebounds versus Lipscomb … Other double-double came versus Stetson as he scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds … Scored a career-high 40 points, adding eight rebounds and five assists, versus Florida Memorial … Made 16-of-22 shots from the field and 5-of-6 from 3-point range … Had 29 points and five assists in the regular-season finale versus Florida Gulf Coast … Versus Indiana, posted 15 point and rebounds.

2017-18 (Fr.): Named ASUN Freshman of the Year after averaging 15.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 steals while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range … Started all 28 games he appeared in until injuring his foot and missing the final five games of the year … Scored 432 points, the second-most by a Dolphin freshman in a season … Scored a then career-high 30 points vs. Middle Georgia State … Scored 20 or more points seven times, four times in ASUN play … Knocked down a season-best five three-pointers twice (at UAB, at Michigan) … Hit two free throws with one second left to lead the Dolphins to a win at Stetson … Led ASUN freshman in scoring (15.4 ppg), minutes (31.4 mpg) and steals (49) … Was the ASUN Player of the Week once and Newcomer of the Week twice.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year starter at Newton High School … Averaged 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game … Led his team to the 2016-17 7A Elite 8 with a 26-2 record … 2016 GACA All-State member, Region Tourney Player of the Year and All-Region 2 AAAAAA team … In AAU ball, was named the Atlanta Lightning MVP in 2014, 2016, and 2017.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 19:43

Jeantal Cylla

(Pronounced GENE-tall SILL-uh) comes to Fayetteville as a graduate transfer from UNC Wilmington.

Cylla played one season with the Seahawks after beginning his career at Florida Atlantic. In addition to his collegiate experience, Cylla played on the Haitian National Team in the summer of 2018.

In his three-year collegiate career, Cylla has averaged 10.25 points (984 total) and 3.78 rebounds (363 total), making 40.3 percent of his field goals (336-833), 31.2 percent of his 3-pointers (100-321) and 78.5 percent of his free throws (212-270) with 47 assists, 48 steals and 42 blocked shots.

2018-19 (R-Jr. at UNCW): Ranked 61st in the NCAA and fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association in free throw percentage at 84.8 percent (106-of-125) … Played in all 33 games, starting 32 … Averaged 13.7 points and 4.6 rebounds while making 31.1 percent (33-of-106) of his 3-point shots … Scored a season-high 24 points at Elon and at James Madison … Overall, led the team in scoring 11 times including 24 at James Madison, 24 at Elon, 23 versus Elon, 22 versus Gardner-Webb, 20 versus East Carolina, 19 versus Northeastern, 16 at #14 North Carolina, 16 at Delaware, 16 at Hofstra and 14 versus Stanford … Reached double figures in 22 of his 33 games … Recorded third career double-double with 19 points and tying his career-high with 10 rebounds at Mercer … Was the Preseason CAA Newcomer-of-the-Year pick by Blue Ribbon Yearbook.

2017-18 (Junior at UNCW): Sat out at UNC Wilmington due to NCAA transfer regulations.

2016-17 (So. At FAU): Started all 26 games in his second year with Owls … Averaged 7.1 points and 3.4 rebounds … Had a double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down a career-high 10 rebounds versus Webber … Scored in double figures 11 times, including a season-high points 16 versus Florida Gif Coast and Florida International.

2015-16 (Fr. At FAU): Appeared in all 33 games for Owls and made 24 starts … Averaged 9.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in rookie year … Closed out his first season by scoring in double digits in three of last four outings … Led team in Conference USA games with 12.5 ppg … Scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds versus Wagner … Registered back-to-back, 20-plus scoring games with career-high 25 points at UTEP and 22 points at UTSA … Posted first career double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds in a win over UTSA.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-State and All-Conference selection … Scored 2,678 points at Lake Worth (Fla.) High School (Sr.) and Lake Worth Christian School (Fr.-So.-Jr.) … Averaged 27.0 points and 11.0 rebounds during his senior campaign for Trojans … Ranked 38th nationally at small forward position in Class of 2015.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 19:29

Level 5

Our message last week to our players came from the Chicago Cubs via our new trainer Mark O'Neal. Joe Maddon preaches Level 5 buy in to his team every year. He claims that if he can get all of his players to Level 3 then they can make moves, Level 4 and they are in the hunt for something big, and then when his team gets to Level 5 they are dangerous. 

We challenged our guys to evaluate themselves and decide which level they are at right now. What would it take to go up a level? What would it take to get to a Level 5 team? 

The Level 5 shirt now hangs in our locker room for our guys to look at everyday. 

CLICK HERE to listen to Marks message to the team..

 

CLICK HERE to read about Joe Maddon and his belief in his team to the Fifth Level

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 13:45

NBA Combine Testing (Pre-Summer)

During the Summer we want our guys to love the weight room, we want them to push themselves out of their comfort zone. Before our first team weight session our strength & conditioning coach tested our guys like they were at the NBA combine. We tested Height, Weight, Wingspan, Bench, Reach, Vertical, Max Vertical, and Lane Agility. We have these numbers displayed around our facilities and we will post the comparison at the end of the summer. Our goal is for the players to see their hard work paying off. 

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:39

Strength and Conditioning Coach

 

Strength and Conditioning is so important for our players. Not only does it help them get stronger, but it helps with injury prevention. Check out the video to learn more about Coach Rich

A facility that is designed to help student-athletes succeed off the floor. The Jerry and Gene Jones center is home of our academic offices and nutrition center. Watch the video for a tour WATCH

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:59

Basketball Facilities

At Arkansas we have NBA level facilities. Check out the video to see for yourself. WATCH

Monday, 24 June 2019 16:31

Laser Tag

Friday afternoon for our team bonding we took the guys to play laser tag, and it was highly competitive.  The guys brought the intensity over four games and left drenched in sweat. 

 

We played different games that had various objectives forcing out guys to think fast and adapt on the spot.  Additionally, the close quarters and chaotic atmosphere demanded good communication. Communication has been one of the focal points of summer session one as we work to instill our terminology and build good habits.

 

Most importantly though, this was another opportunity to continue to gel as a team.  Working as a unit on both ends of the floor is going to be paramount for our success this season.  

 

Isaiah Joe led the overall scoring and the Red team to victory three out of the four games.

Mason Jones led the Blue team in scoring but was only able to get his team to victory in one of the four games.

Gabe Osabuohien earned the title Mr. Irrelevant having the lowest total score....

 

Stay tuned to see what's up next week.

Friday, 21 June 2019 14:06

Cody Martin NBA draft pick

With the 36th pick in the NBA draft the Charlotte Hornets selected Cody Martin. Cody was an incredible competitor who continuously put in work to improve his game. When NBA teams started calling about him we knew he had a great shot at getting drafted. Cody is an extremely versatile player who will be able to play multiple positions at the next level. After the 2017-18 season Cody tested the NBA draft waters and was given feedback on his game, he used that feedback to improve. We are beyond excited for Cody in this next step of his career. Congratulations Cody!

Friday, 21 June 2019 14:03

NBA Workouts

Five members of the 2018-2019 Nevada Wolfpack participated in 30+ NBA pre-draft workouts.

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