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SFU player in G League

LORETTO – Isaiah Blackmon, the seventh leading scorer in Saint Francis University men’s basketball history, was drafted by the Greensboro Swarm in the NBA G League. this past weekend.

He was taken with the 26th pick in the third round of the draft on Saturday.

Blackmon played for the Red Flash from 2015-20 and ended his career with 1,606 career points and a 16.0 points per game average. He also ranks third in career 3-pointers made (218), fourth in 3-point percentage (42.0) and fifth in 3-point attempts (519). Blackmon was named the 2019-20 Northeast Conference (NEC) Player of the Year and earned first-team recognition.

In addition, he was named a Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American and an NABC All-District 15 first-team selection. A three-time NEC Player of the Week, Blackmon scored 564 points and averaged 18.8 points per game in his Player of the Year campaign.

The past two years he had signed to play with the Besiktas Icrpex in the Turkish League for the 2020-21 season.

Cards hire new manager

As Oliver Marmol transitioned into a coaching career with the St. Louis Cardinals, it became clear that he had the potential to become a big league manager one day.

That day has arrived — a little earlier than expected.

The 35-year-old Marmol was promoted from bench coach to the majors’ youngest manager on Monday, taking over the Cardinals almost two weeks after Mike Shildt was fired in a surprise move by one of baseball’s most stable franchises.

Marmol is the team’s youngest manager since Marty Marion at age 34 in 1951. Marmol, a New Jersey native who traces his lineage to the Dominican Republic, also becomes the franchise’s second minority manager. Cuban-born Mike Gonzalez managed the team for parts of the 1938 and 1940 seasons.

From Mirror, wire reports

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