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Former Towson G Neal returns to playoffs with Bobcats

Posted on 17 April 2014 by WNST Staff

GARY NEAL, BOBCATS SET FOR NBA PLAYOFFS
Former Towson guard to make fourth straight playoff appearance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former Towson men’s basketball standout Gary Neal will be participating in the NBA playoffs for the fourth straight season in 2014.

After competing in the playoffs for the last three seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, this year Neal will get a taste of the Eastern Conference playoffs with the Charlotte Bobcats.

The seventh-seeded Bobcats will face the two-time defending NBA Champion and second-seeded Miami Heat in the first round. The opening game of the series is set for Sunday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. and will air on ABC.

Neal is averaging 10.5 points per game this season while spending time with both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Bobcats. The fourth-year pro scored in double figures in six of the final eight games of the regular season.

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#WNSTSweet16 list highlights Baltimore’s best ever college hoopsters

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#WNSTSweet16 list highlights Baltimore’s best ever college hoopsters

Posted on 04 March 2014 by Drew Forrester

In taking a sneak peek at the rest of the lists I owe for 2014, none of them — none, I tell you — will be harder to compile than the one you’re about to read.

And this one, supposedly, was given to me on purpose because of my love for local college basketball.

Well, I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together, but it was a real exercise in juggling and re-arranging and sorting through so many outstanding names and accomplishments.

One thing for sure — Baltimore has enjoyed the presence of more outstanding college basketball players than any of us knew.

In compiling this list, I did my best to check in with people around town who have followed the local basketball scene as much if not more than I have over the last 15-20 years.

I’ll admit I don’t go back much more than the 70′s, although there’s a notable name or two in there who were so good and so well known locally they couldn’t be by-passed.

It’s difficult to rank these sixteen, honestly, because most of the “evidence” available is statistical in nature.  You won’t be seeing a whole lot of YouTube clips in here, but trust me when I tell you these sixteen guys did Baltimore proud.

All the fun starts on the next page –

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Former Towson/Calvert Hall standout Neal officially signs with Bucks

Posted on 31 July 2013 by WNST Staff

GARY NEAL SIGNS FREE AGENT DEAL WITH MILWAUKEE BUCKS
Former Tiger Standout Had Played Last Three Seasons with the San Antonio Spurs

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The Milwaukee Bucks signed former Towson men’s basketball standout Gary Neal, the team announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy.

The 28-year-old guard played the last three seasons in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs (2010-13), where he averaged 9.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 21.4 minutes per game. His .865 free throw percentage (64-74) during 2012-13 was a career and team high. In the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Neal and Danny Green became the first two teammates to make at least six three-pointers in the same Finals game. That 6-for-10 effort from behind the arc on June 11 vs. Miami was a career postseason high for him.

Neal played overseas in Italy, Spain and Turkey for three seasons prior to joining the NBA. He was a member of the Spurs 2010 Summer League team before earning a permanent spot on San Antonio’s roster. The Towson University product made an immediate impact during his first year, becoming just the second undrafted rookie in NBA history to earn All-Rookie First Team honors. He was also selected to play on the Rookie team in the 2011 Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend, becoming just the sixth undrafted rookie in NBA history to participate in that event. Additionally, Neal broke San Antonio’s rookie record for three-point field goal percentage (.419) and 3-point field goals made (129).

During his two seasons at Towson (2005-07), Neal tallied 1,254 points, 160 assists and shot 44.6 percent from the field. Neal averaged 25.6 points per game for his career, a mark that ranks as the best in Colonial Athletic Association history. Neal set Towson’s single-season scoring record during the 2006-07 campaign in which he tallied a remarkable 810 points.

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Towson extends deal with Under Armour

Posted on 08 January 2013 by WNST Staff

TOWSON ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH UNDER ARMOUR

Tigers to be Fitted in Under Armour Apparel and Footwear Through 2017-18 Academic Year

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Towson University Department of Athletics has announced it has extended its relationship with Under Armour, Inc., a Baltimore-based leader in innovative performance apparel, footwear, equipment, and accessories, to provide on-field apparel, accessories, equipment, and footwear for all Tiger athletics programs through the 2017-18 academic year. The extension adds five years to the original four-year agreement that was signed in 2009.

Under Armour is a company that was built on the idea of innovation from the beginning and has grown into a global brand with the mission to make all athletes better.

“This is an exciting announcement for Towson,” said Director of Athletics Mike Waddell. “As a part of the greater Baltimore community that includes Under Armour itself, we are honored that they have seen the vision that the University and athletics administrations have set forth and they want to be a part of it. Under Armour is a leader and innovator in the athletic performance apparel industry, both core values that speak to the heart of Towson University, academically and athletically.”

“Towson is a remarkable university with both outstanding academics and athletics and Under Armour is thrilled to continue this partnership,” said Walker Jones, Sr., Director, Sports Marketing, Under Armour. “We look forward to working with Mike and his team to provide the Tigers with competitive advantages on the field through our innovation in performance products.”

About Towson University Athletics

Towson University offers the most comprehensive sports program in the metropolitan Baltimore area, fielding 20 varsity teams that compete in the Colonial Athletic Association. Since joining the league in 2001-02, the Tigers have won CAA titles in football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming and diving, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer and men’s golf. A number of student-athletes have gone on to enjoy professional careers, including most recently Jermon Bushrod, the All-Pro left tackle for the 2010 Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints; outfielder Casper Wells of the Seattle Mariners; and shooting guard Gary Neal of the San Antonio Spurs. In May 2011, the department broke ground on the future of Towson Athletics as it began construction of Tiger Arena, a new 5,000-seat, state-of-the-art arena for basketball, volleyball and gymnastics, slated to open this Spring.

 

About Under Armour, Inc.

Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.ua.com.

 

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