Saint Joseph's basketball mourns the passing of former player Harry "Bud" Gardler '68, a highly successful high school coach and renowned coaching mentor to those in Philadelphia basketball and beyond.
Full tournament ticket packages are now on sale to see the Saint Joseph's men's basketball take part in the 2018 Myrtle Beach Invitational at the HTC Center at Coastal Carolina University. The tournament will take place over three days, November 15th, 16th and 18th, with two sessions and four games scheduled for each day.
Former Saint Joseph's players and 2018 graduates Shavar Newkirk and Jai Williams each recently signed contracts to begin their professional basketball careers, it was reported by Eurobasket.com.
A meeting with 2018 NCAA Final Four team Loyola Chicago at the Palestra is among the highlights of the Saint Joseph's men's basketball non-conference schedule for 2018-19. In addition, the Hawks will participate in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitational, visit the defending NCAA champion and play a total of 16 home games.
The 2018-19 basketball season begins on Hawk Hill in exactly 100 days, highlighted by an opening night doubleheader featuring both the SJU men's and women's teams as well as the return of the popular "Fan Fest" concept between games.
Scholastic basketball standout Valdir Manuel has signed an athletic aid commitment to attend Saint Joseph's in the Fall, it was announced by head coach Phil Martelli. Manuel's signing completes the Hawks' recruiting class of 2018.
Saint Joseph's redshirt junior forward Pierfrancesco Oliva has been selected to play for the Italian National Experimental Team, which will take part in a number of friendly games in early August in Italy, it was announced by the Italian Basketball Federation.
Saint Joseph's graduates Michael Booth and Kyle Thompson have been named to the 2017-18 NABC Honors Court, as announced by The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Saint Joseph's will face Wake Forest in the opening round of the inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitational on November 15 at the HTC Center in Conway, S.C., it was announced by ESPN Events.