NEWARK, DEL. – March 7, 2014, The Delaware 87ers are involved in a four team trade with the Idaho Stampede, Santa Cruz Warriors and Canton Charge.
In exchange for Kyrylo Fesenko and Reno’s own original second round pick, the Sevens will receive Canton’s own original second round pick. Fesenko (7-1, 280) appeared in 16 games averaging seven points, five rebounds and 18 minutes with the Sevens.
In exchange for trading Vander Blue (6-5, 197) to the Idaho Stampede, the Sevens will receive the LA D-Fenders own original second round pick.
Blue also appeared in 16 games with the 87ers where he averaged 19 points, four assists and five rebounds in 34 minutes per game.
The current Sevens roster can be found at the team’s official web site, www.Sevens.com
The Delaware 87ers have traded guard Bo Spender to the Rio Grande Vipers in exchange for rookie guard B.J. Young. If you are upset. It’s understood. But it’s the nature of the business.
Acquired by the 87ers via trade from the Canton Charge on January 27, the 6-1 guard out of Nebraska appeared in 15 games with the 87ers averaging 14 points, four assist, and five rebounds in 27 minutes most notably Spencer scored 43 points back on February 22, 2014 in a win over the Erie Bayhawks.
Young (6-4, 188) played collegiately the University of Arkansas, where he averaged 16 points and four rebounds over two seasons. In his 21 appearances with the Vipers this season, Young averaged six points in seven minutes per game.
The current Sevens roster can be found at the team’s official web site, www.Sevens.com.
Next Gen North presented a record $24,550 in grants in 2014 to organizations supporting STEM education in Delaware. Since its inception in 2004, Next Gen North has raised more than $300,000 to support various charitable causes. This year’s grants went to:
Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. – $2,000
First State Robotics, Inc. – $6,500
Latin American Community Center – $10,000
Serviam Girls Academy – $6,050
Next Gen North is currently focused on supporting programs that promote Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics education.
Applications for 2015 grants will be available in September 2014.
Filmed and Edited By: Saquan Stimpson
DID YOU KNOW? In high school and women’s college games, it is 19′ 9″ from the line to the center of the hoop. In men’s college games, it is 20′ 9″. In professional leagues, it varies but goes as high as 23′ 9″.
Basketball courts come in different shapes and sizes and colors. In the NBA, the court is 94 feet by 50 ft (28.65m by 15.24m). Under International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules, the court is minutely smaller, measuring exactly 28 m by 15 m (91’10.4″ by 49’2.6″). A high school court is slightly smaller, at 84′ by 50′ and some elementary schools have courts measuring 74′ x 42′. In amateur basketball, court sizes vary widely. The baskets are always 10′ (3.05m) above the floor (except possibly in youth competition). Basketball courts have a three-point arc at both baskets. A basket made from behind this arc is worth three points; a basket made from within this line, or with a player’s foot touching the line is worth two points. The free-throw line, where one stands while taking a foul shot, is located within the three-point arc.
The three-point line is the line that separates the two-point area from the three-point area; any shot converted beyond this line counts as three points. If the shooting player steps on the line, it is counted as two points only. Any foul made in the act of shooting beyond the three-point line would give the player three free throws if the shot doesn’t go in, and one if it does.
The distance to the three-point line from the center of the basket varies depending on the level or league, and has changed several times. These are the current distances, with the league or level using each distance:
19.75 ft (6.01 m): High School
20.75 ft (6.32 m): NCAA
21.65 ft (6.60 m) to 22.15 ft (6.75 m): WNBA and FIBA
25 ft (7.62 m) to 23.75 ft (7.24 m): NBA
The Erie BayHawks hosted the Delaware 87ers at the Erie Insurance Arena tonight in front of a franchise record 6,450 fans. The Sevens took control of the game early and never looked back, downing the BayHawks by a final score of 135-113.
Spencer led all scorers with 28 points and seven assists in the first half. Spencer finished with a game high 43 points and ten assists, including a 10-15 effort from behind the arc.
The Drexel University men’s basketball team used a crucial six-point run late in the contest to take the lead for good and held on for a 69-65 victory over the University of Delaware, spoiling the Blue Hens’ Senior Day Sunday afternoon at the Bob Carpenter Center.
Tavon Allen scored a career-high 25 points for the Dragons, who improved to 15-12 overall and 7-7 in the Colonial Athletic Association and avenged a 90-77 setback to the Blue Hens back on Jan. 20 in Philadelphia.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Delaware Guard Devon Saddler (10) walks off the Bob Carpenter Center floor for the last time
Delaware Guard Devon Saddler (10) walks off the court after a 69-65 Colonial Athletic Association conference lost to Drexel Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.
Elena Delle Donne to Return Home for Chicago Sky WNBA Preseason Game at University of Delaware May 13
FILE PHOTO: Chicago Sky Forward Elena Delle Donne (11) drive towards the lane as Washington Mystics Forward Crystal Langhorne (1) defends in the second half of an WNBA regular season basketball game between The Chicago Sky and The Washington Mystics Wednesday, July. 24, 2013 at The Verizon center in Washington DC.
Elena began her esteemed career at the University of Delaware in 2009 where she became one of the most successful athletes in the school’s history. She was awarded the Senior CLASS Award and Honda Award in 2013, and First Team All-American and National Player of the Year candidate in her junior and senior seasons. The Chicago Sky drafted Elena with the second overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, and she will kick-off her second season with the Sky this May.
The Sky is proud to partner with The University of Delaware, DuPont, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Delaware Sports Commission, Christiana Health Care System, Delaware Express, Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware, Grotto’s Pizza, Blood Bank of Delmarva, Wilmington Airport (ILG) and National 5 & 10 to bring this WNBA game to the many loyal fans in Delaware who have shown unwavering support for their hometown hero, Delle Donne, and her newest team the Chicago Sky. Tickets for the Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics preseason game will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 17, 2014. Fans can purchase tickets by phone, online or in person: Online: Ticketmaster.com Phone: 1-800-745-3000 In Person: Delaware Ticket Office located at the Bob Carpenter Center, 631 South College Ave, Newark, DE 19716 between 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday -