Aaron Carver and Loren Brill of the Old Dominion men's basketball team were named to the 2017-18 NABC Honors Court, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The NABC Honors Court recognizes men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University men's basketball head coach Jeff Jones announced the addition of Dajour Dickens to the Monarch roster on Friday. The 7-0, 220 pound Dickens transfers to ODU from Providence College where he averaged two points and one rebound in three games before a back injury ended his season. Dickens starred at Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia. He averaged 20 points and 15 rebounds per game as a senior in 2017 and was named Bruins' team MVP in both 2016 and 2017. He earned offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Texas and others out of high school. Dickens played AAU basketball in the Boo Williams program and was the #5 rated prospect in the state according to ESPN. "We have known Dajour for years and are extremely pleased he is coming home," Jones said. "In addition to be an outstanding rim protector, Dajour is a skilled big man with a soft shooting touch." He joins a recruiting class that includes 7-1 grad transfer Elbert Robinson from LSU, and incoming freshmen 6-8 Joe Reece, 6-8 Kalu Ezikpe and 6-3 Jason Wade. "Old Dominion just felt right. I'm very comfortable with the players and coaching staff," Dickens said. "I can't wait to get to work and help ODU win a Conference USA Championship." Dickens will join a Monarch squad that returns two starters (Ahmad Caver and B.J. Stith) from a team that went 25-7 in 2017-18.
"I think it's creative and I'm happy that Conference USA is trying to be proactive and trying to do something," said ODU head coach Jeff Jones. "Because just doing the same old thing obviously wasn't working. Every year we've had at least five really good teams and yet people nationally, and even people that support Conference USA teams, I don't think clearly understood how good those five or six teams have been. But because the RPI divide was so big between the top and the bottom that just kept weighing teams down. This addresses that divide between the top and the bottom. It's a creative, aggressive, forward-thinking way to help the league, particularly the teams at the top."
Old Dominion men's basketball head coach Jeff Jones announced the addition of Elbert Robinson III to the Monarchs roster on Tuesday morning. Robinson, a grad transfer from LSU, is eligible to play for the 2018-19 season and has one season remaining of eligibility.
Game matchups and start times for the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam were released Thursday afternoon and the Old Dominion men's basketball team will take on Oregon State in the first round on Nov. 16 at 2:00 p.m. Please see attached bracket full complete schedule.
NORFOLK, Va. - A total of 286 student athletes from all of Old Dominion University's athletic teams, the highest number of any league member, have earned recognition to the Commissioner's Honor Roll during the 2017-18 academic year, Commissioner Judy MacLeod announced today. Student-athletes named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. This is the fourth year in a row that ODU placed the highest number of total athletes on the honor roll. In all, 2,824 total student-athletes were named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll from the 14 C-USA member institutions.
The Old Dominion men's basketball team will hold its annual Blue BBQ on Wednesday, April 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Brock Commons on the corner of Monarch Way & W. 47th Street (Monarch Village).
The Old Dominion men's basketball team (25-7) fell to Western Kentucky (24-9) by a 57-49 score in the Semifinals of the 2018 Conference USA Tournament on Friday afternoon at The Ford Center at The Star. ODU's defense held WKU's offense 22 points under its season average (79.4 ppg).
The No. 2 seed Old Dominion men's basketball team (25-6, 15-3) took down No. 10 seed LA Tech (17-16, 7-11) by a 62-58 score in the Quarterfinals of the 2018 Conference USA Tournament at The Star. With the win, the Monarchs will take on No. 3 seed Western Kentucky tomorrow, Friday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network.
The No. 2 seeded Old Dominion men's basketball team will take on the No. 10 seed LA Tech in the Quarterfinals. Thursday's contest will begin at 9:30 ET/8:30 CT and will air on Stadium/Twitter (clearance sheets are attached). The C-USA Tournament bracket is attached.
Ahmad Caver (Atlanta, Ga.) of the ODU men's basketball team was named to the All-Conference USA First Team as well as the All-Defensive Team, while teammate B.J. Stith (Lawrenceville, Va.) was named to the All C-USA Third Team, as announced by conference officials on Monday afternoon.
Trey Porter, a redshirt junior on the ODU men's basketball team, was named Conference USA Player of the Week, as announced by C-USA officials on Sunday night.