June 22, 2011 |
There's a chance Temple's Lavoy Allen and Villanova's Corey Fisher and Corey Stokes will be excluded from Thursday's NBA draft. Just don't tell that the former Big Five standouts. All three remain optimistic despite being left off most mock drafts and receiving little to no pre-draft buzz. "The [Charlotte] Bobcats have a couple of first-round picks," said Stokes, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard. "They told my agent that they really like me a lot. . . . The Cavs like me. My agent got on the phone with the Nets [June 15]
February 15, 2011
Villanova senior guard Corey Stokes will miss his second consecutive game tonight when the 15th-ranked Wildcats (19-6, 7-5 Big East) try to break a two-game losing streak, at Seton Hall (11-14, 5-8). The team's second-leading scorer (14.6 points a game) and best three-point shooter (41.5 percent), Stokes is suffering from turf toe in his left foot. He also missed Saturday's three-point home loss to Pittsburgh, Villanova's first at the Pavilion in 47 games. In Wednesday's last-second loss at Rutgers, he wasn't a factor in the second half.
April 4, 2011
Temple forward Lavoy Allen and Villanova guards Corey Stokes and Corey Fisher are among 64 seniors who will take part in the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament, beginning Wednesday. The 4-day, 12-game tournament is a showcase for college seniors to play in front of representatives from every NBA team. Allen and Stokes were assigned to the same team and will be joined by players such as Malcolm Thomas (San Diego State), Chris Wright (Dayton) and Dwight Hardy (St. John's)
February 21, 2011 |
After missing the last three games with a sprained left big toe, or turf toe, Corey Stokes could be back in the lineup Monday night when 15th-ranked Villanova takes on No. 17 Syracuse at the Wells Fargo Center. Stokes, the Wildcats' second-leading scorer with a 14.6-point average, has not played since midway through the second half of a Feb. 9 game at Rutgers. He shot with his teammates before Saturday's game at DePaul and Sunday during a light practice. Villanova coach Jay Wright said Monday is the first day Stokes could go through a full workout, and he will be tested in drills to see if he can play without pain.
April 6, 2011
Five Philadelphia players will be part of the Portsmouth Invitational, a pre-draft camp for NBA hopefuls that begins Wednesday in Portsmouth, Va., and runs through Saturday. Eight teams of eight players each will compete in games each day. Here are the local players who are slated to play and their senior season averages: Lavoy Allen (Temple / Pennsbury H.S.) 6-foot-9 forward: 11.6 points, 8.6 rebounds,1.8 blocks Brad Wanamaker (Pittsburgh / Roman Catholic)
February 21, 2011
It's Syracuse-Villanova at the Wells Fargo Center tonight. A month ago, these teams were a combined 34-1. Since then, they are 9-11. Such is life in the Big East. It is such a slog that both needed OT Saturday to win against teams (DePaul and Rutgers) that are 5-23 in the league. Syracuse had to watch an attempted Rutgers game-winner miss at the end of regulation. The only time Rutgers ever won at Syracuse was in 1975 - Jim Boeheim was not yet the coach and they were still playing home games at Manley Field House.
March 7, 2011
Villanova's Corey Fisher was named to the All-Big East second team and teammate Corey Stokes earned third-team honors yesterday in voting by the coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own players. Fisher led the Wildcats in scoring at 15.5 points per game and assists at 4.8. Stokes averaged 14.9 points and 3.3 rebounds, and was the team's top three-point threat (82-for-190, 43.2 percent). Notre Dame's Ben Hansbrough was the only unanimous selection. The six first-team players are also the top six scorers in the league, with Kemba Walker (Connecticut)
March 18, 2011 |
Who: Villanova (21-11) vs. George Mason (26-6) What: NCAA Tournament, second-round, East Regional When: Today, 2:10 Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. TV/Radio: TNT; ESPN (950-AM) History: Villanova leads the series, 4-0. The Wildcats won the last meeting, in November 2009, by a point in a tip-off tournament in Puerto Rico on a late three-pointer after trailing by 13. How they got here: The ninth-seeded Wildcats received an at-large bid for the seventh consecutive season, despite losing their last five games and seven of their last nine.
March 18, 2011 |
CLEVELAND - They led by 10 and then it was four. They led by nine and then it was one. They led by six with less than 2 minutes left. Tell me if you've heard this one before. The dismal end to Villanova's dismal ending came in much the same form, a hard-fought lead evaporated through bad decisions and bad shots and yes, bad luck. The salve for skittish fans of a team entering the NCAA tournament on a five-game skid is to blast out to a 20-point lead, run away with the game, get everybody involved, get everyone feeling good about themselves.
June 17, 2011 |
Though neither one is expected to be selected by an NBA team in Thursday's NBA draft, Villanova products Corey Stokes and Corey Fisher can see themselves making a living in the league. Both were among a group of five potential picks who worked out for the 76ers yesterday at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Also working out were Tulsa's Justin Hurtt, Bengaly Fofana of France and Connecticut's Charles Okwandu. "I can play in this league," Fisher flatly stated after meeting with the Sixers' brass.