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The Next Level - men's hoops roundup for Feb. 22

Welcome back to another week of The Next Level, and quite the week it was for men's players from the Baltimore area. In fact, it was the strongest week of the season in terms of overall performances by former local standouts.

Because of that, we're going to depart from the norm today. There were so many notable performances that naming only a top five list would leave out some very deserving players. So, without further delay, here's a top 10, in alphabetical order by college team.To start things off, congratulations are in order for Bryant guard Raphael Jordan (John Carroll), who helped the Bulldogs beat Wagner on Thursday, their first victory of the season, bringing a little excitement to what has to have been a very trying year. For the week, Bryant averaged 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals over two games. Devin Brown (City) of Holy Cross also had a strong week, scoring 19.5 points per game and making 13 of 14 free throws in two contests.

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La Salle's Steve Weingarten (Catonsville) had easily his best week since The Next Level made its basketball debut. The junior forward averaged 12.5 points and an impressive 13.5 rebounds, including 7.0 offensive boards, over two games. Longwood's Kevin Swecker (Mount St. Joseph) is another newcomer to the list; in two games, he put up averages of 16.5 points and 3.5 assists.

Massachusetts received strong weeks from two local players, Ricky Harris (Calvert Hall) and Terrell Vinson (St. Frances). Harris recorded 16.5 points per game and 4.5 assists over two contests. Vinson averaged 14.5 points, 6.0 rebounds (3.5 offensive) and 2.0 steals.

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Morgan State's Reggie Holmes (St. Frances) continued to score in bunches, averaging 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds, as well as shooting a combined 22-for-25 from the foul line, over three games. New Mexico State's Jahmar Young (Du Bois) scored 20.0 points and added 5.0 assists in a pair of games.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Kevin Palmer (Parkville) turned in a nice all-around performance, averaging 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists over two contests. Towson Catholic alum Malcolm Delaney of Virginia Tech put up 25.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two games, playing an average of 37.5 minutes.

Here's the rest of the roundup:

AKRON

Jimmy Conyers, senior forward (Baltimore native, went to Southern Maryland Christian Academy and National Christian Academy, senior forward) –

61-56 win at Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday: 3-for-7 from the field, 1-for-2 from 3-point range, 1-for-2 from the free-throw line, eight points, four defensive rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, two turnovers, one foul in 35 minutes

70-53 road loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday: 2-for-8 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 2-for-2 FT, six points, nine rebounds (five offensive), two assists, three steals, one block, three turnovers, two fouls in 34 minutes

BRYANT

Raphael Jordan, freshman guard (John Carroll) –

53-51 victory at Wagner on Thursday: 1-for-7 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 6-for-6 FT, eight points, four rebounds (one offensive), one steal, two turnovers, two fouls in 18 minutes

74-45 loss to host Mount St. Mary's on Saturday: 9-for-15 FG, 1-for-2 3P, 0-for-1 FT, 19 points, four rebounds (one offensive), one assist, three steals, four turnovers, one foul in 35 minutes

Erick Smith, freshman guard (John Carroll) –

53-51 victory at Wagner on Thursday: Did not play

74-45 loss to host Mount St. Mary's on Saturday: 0-for-3 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 0-for-1 FT, one defensive rebound, one foul in nine minutes

BUCKNELL

Matt Fiery, senior guard (Dulaney) –

78-67 win over visiting Lafayette on Wednesday: Recorded no statistics in one minute

69-49 home win over Colgate on Sunday: 0-for-1 FG, one assists in two minutes

CENTRAL FLORIDA

Jakub Kusmieruk, sophomore center (John Carroll) –

68-65 win over visiting Houston on Tuesday: Did not play

68-58 loss at Southern Miss on Saturday: Did not play

CLEMSON

David Potter, senior forward [Severn native, IMG Academy (Fla.)] –

72-49 win over visiting Virginia on Saturday: 2-for-7 FG, 2-for-6 3P, six points, three defensive rebounds, one assists, one steal, one foul in 26 minutes

COPPIN STATE

Sam Coleman, junior center (Mervo) –

70-60 home loss to Winston-Salem State last Monday: 2-for-6 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 4-for-6 FT, eight points, six rebounds (three offensive), one assists, one turnover, one foul in 22 minutes

66-52 loss at UMES on Saturday: 4-for-8 FG, 1-for-2 3P, 4-for-8 FT, 13 points, six rebounds (one offensive), two steals, one block, two turnovers, two fouls in 30 minutes

George Jackson, freshman guard (Digital Harbor) –

70-60 home loss to Winston-Salem State last Monday: 0-for-2 FG, 0-for-1 3P, one foul in seven minutes

66-52 loss at UMES on Saturday: Did not play

Ceslovas Kucinskas, junior center (Mount Carmel) –

70-60 home loss to Winston-Salem State last Monday: 1-for-2 FG, two points, three rebounds (two offensive), one assist, two fouls in 17 minutes

66-52 loss at UMES on Saturday: 1-for-4 FG, 2-for-3 FT, four points, one assist, two fouls in 23 minutes

GEORGE MASON

Louis Birdsong, senior forward (Mount St. Joseph) –

63-60 loss to visiting William & Mary on Tuesday: 0-for-1 FG, four defensive rebounds, one assist, one steal, two fouls in 21 minutes

85-83 home loss to College of Charleston on Saturday: Two defensive rebounds, two fouls in 12 minutes

GEORGETOWN

Henry Sims, sophomore center (Mount St. Joseph) –

75-71 loss to Syracuse at Verizon Center on Thursday: 1-for-2 FG, two points, one defensive rebound, one foul in four minutes

GRAMBLING STATE

Rupert Rose, sophomore guard (Walbrook) –

74-58 loss at Prairie View A&M last Monday: 2-for-8 FG, 0-for-3 3P, 1-for-1 FT, five points, one defensive rebound, one assist, three fouls in 22 minutes

84-79 home loss to Jackson State on Saturday: 5-for-9 FG, 2-for-3 3P, 12 points, three rebounds (two offensive), four assists, one steal, one turnover, four fouls in 26 minutes

HOLY CROSS

Devin Brown, sophomore guard (City) –

83-80 loss at Navy on Wednesday: 7-for-14 FG, 5-for-8 3P, 4-for-4 FT, 23 points, one defensive rebound, two assists, two turnovers, two fouls in 31 minutes

64-51 home win over American on Sunday: 3-for-12 FG, 1-for-4 3P, 9-for-10 FT, 16 points, four rebounds (two offensive), one assist, one steal, one turnover, one foul in 34 minutes

HOWARD

Paul Kirkpatrick, junior center (Randallstown) –

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72-52 loss to visiting Norfolk State last Monday: 1-for-1 FG, two points, one offensive rebound, one foul in eight minutes

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72-67 loss at Florida A&M on Saturday: 3-for-7 FG, 4-for-8 FT, 10 points, seven rebounds (two offensive), four assists, one block, one turnover, four fouls in 30 minutes

LAMAR

Lawrence Nwevo, senior center (Towson Catholic) –

66-54 home loss to Sam Houston State on Wednesday: 1-for-3 FG, 1-for-2 FT, three points, one offensive rebound, one foul in four minutes

82-79 loss at Northwestern State on Saturday: 0-for-2 FG, one offensive rebound in three minutes

LA SALLE

Steve Weingarten, junior forward (Catonsville) –

68-54 loss at Dayton on Thursday: 3-for-9 FG, 1-for-3 3P, seven points, 12 rebounds (five offensive), one steal, two turnovers, two fouls in 32 minutes

77-66 loss to visiting St. Bonaventure on Sunday: 6-for-12 FG, 0-for-3 3P, 6-for-7 FT, 18 points, 17 rebounds (nine offensive), three assists, one steal, one block, two turnovers, three fouls in 40 minutes

LONGWOOD

Billy Robinson Jr., senior forward (Hammond) –

96-77 home win over Southern Virginia on Wednesday: 2-for-3 FG, four points, two offensive rebounds, three assists, one steal, one foul in 19 minutes

68-54 win over visiting Savannah State on Saturday: 0-for-1 FG, four rebounds (two offensive), one block, two turnovers, fouled out 13 minutes

Kevin Swecker, senior guard (Mount St. Joseph) –

96-77 home win over Southern Virginia on Wednesday: 7-for-7 FG, 5-for-5 3P, 19 points, one defensive rebound, four assists, two steals, one turnover, two fouls in 25 minutes

68-54 win over visiting Savannah State on Saturday: 5-for-9 FG, 4-for-6 3P, 14 points, two defensive rebounds, three assists, three fouls in 36 minutes

LOYOLA

Jamal Barney, junior guard (Southwestern) –

69-61 loss to visiting Saint Peter's on Wednesday: 3-for-8 FG, six points, one defensive rebound, four turnovers, two fouls in 19 minutes

61-60 home loss to New Hampshire on Saturday: 5-for-9 FG, 6-for-7 FT, 16 points, three rebounds (one offensive), one turnover, one foul in 19 minutes

MARIST

Dejuan Goodwin, junior guard (Mount St. Joseph) –

66-65 loss at UC Irvine on Saturday: 4-for-10 FG, 2-for-3 3P, 10 points, three rebounds (one offensive), three assists, one block, two turnovers, two fouls in 38 minutes

MARYLAND

Dino Gregory, junior forward (Mount St. Joseph) –

67-58 victory at North Carolina State on Wednesday: 1-for-2 FG, 0-for-1 FT, two points, two defensive rebounds, two blocks, two fouls in 19 minutes

76-74 home win over Georgia Tech on Saturday: 4-for-6 FG, 1-for-2 FTG, nine points, two defensive rebounds, one turnover, four fouls in 16 minutes

Sean Mosley, sophomore guard (St. Frances) –

67-58 victory at North Carolina State on Wednesday: 1-for-6 FG, 2-for-2 FT, four points, six rebounds (two offensive), one assist, two blocks, three fouls in 30 minutes

76-74 home win over Georgia Tech on Saturday: 3-for-8 FG, 0-for-1 3P, six points, six rebounds (four offensive), one assist, three turnovers, two fouls in 26 minutes

David Pearman, junior forward (Oakland Mills) –

67-58 victory at North Carolina State on Wednesday: Did not play

76-74 home win over Georgia Tech on Saturday: Did not play

MASSACHUSETTS

Ricky Harris, senior guard (Calvert Hall) –

66-60 loss at George Washington on Wednesday: 3-for-9 FG, 1-for-3 3P, 3-for-5 FT, 10 points, one defensive rebound, six assists, one steal, one block, three turnovers, four fouls in 34 minutes

69-56 home loss to Saint Louis on Sunday: 9-for-18 FG, 1-for-4 3P, 4-for-5 FT, 23 points, five defensive rebounds, three assists, two steals, four turnovers, two fouls in 34 minutes

Terrell Vinson, freshman forward (St. Frances) –

66-60 loss at George Washington on Wednesday: 2-for-5 FG, 1-for-1 3P, 5-for-6 FT, 10 points, four rebounds (three offensive), one assist, one steal, five turnovers, four fouls in 31 minutes

69-56 home loss to Saint Louis on Sunday: 7-for-16 FG, 0-for-2 3P, 5-for-6 FT, 19 points, eight rebounds (four offensive), one assist, three steals, three turnovers, three fouls in 37 minutes

MIAMI

Antoine Allen, freshman guard (Lake Clifton) –

81-74 loss to visiting Duke on Wednesday: Did not play

MISSOURI

Kim English, sophomore guard (Towson Catholic, Randallstown) –

82-77 win over visiting Texas on Wednesday: 6-for-10 FG, 2-for-3 3P, 4-for-5 FT, 18 points, four defensive rebounds, two assists, one steal, one turnover, two fouls in 23 minutes

74-59 victory at Nebraska on Saturday: 2-for-11 FG, 1-for-3 3P, 3-for-5 FT, eight points, three defensive rebounds, one steal, three turnovers, two fouls in 29 minutes

MORGAN STATE

Reggie Holmes, senior guard (St. Frances) –

71-68 home loss to South Carolina State last Monday: 5-for-14 FG, 1-for-5 3P, 6-for-6 FT, 17 points, five rebounds (two offensive), two turnovers, fouled out in 30 minutes

68-65 victory at Delaware State on Wednesday: 5-for-12 FG, 2-for-3 3P, 5-for-6 FT, 17 points, six rebounds (two offensive), one steal, four turnovers, two fouls in 31 minutes

75-66 loss to host Murray State on Saturday: 4-for-17 FG, 3-for-8 3P, 11-for-13 FT, 22 points, eight rebounds (three offensive), two turnovers, three fouls in 34 minutes

Danny Smith, junior guard (Woodlawn) –

71-68 home loss to South Carolina State last Monday: 1-for-3 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 1-for-2 FT, three points, one offensive rebound, four assists, one steal, two turnovers, two fouls in 27 minutes

68-65 victory at Delaware State on Wednesday: One turnover, one foul in three minutes

75-66 loss to host Murray State on Saturday: One assist, one turnover in three minutes

Troy Smith, senior guard (Douglass) –

71-68 home loss to South Carolina State last Monday: 2-for-5 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 2-for-3 FT, six points, five rebounds (two offensive), three assists, two turnovers, two fouls in 31 minutes

68-65 victory at Delaware State on Wednesday: 2-for-8 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 3-for-5 FT, seven points, one defensive rebound, one assist, one turnover, two fouls in 31 minutes

75-66 loss to host Murray State on Saturday: 1-for-4 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 4-for-5 FT, six points, three rebounds (one offensive), two assists, one steal, one block, two turnovers, three fouls in 35 minutes

Rodney Stokes, junior forward (Old Mill) –

71-68 home loss to South Carolina State last Monday: No stats in nine minutes

68-65 victory at Delaware State on Wednesday: 0-for-1 FG, three rebounds (one offensive), one turnover in three minutes

75-66 loss to host Murray State on Saturday: 0-for-1 FG, two blocks, two turnovers, two fouls in 12 minutes

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Kevin Thompson, sophomore forward (Walbrook) –

71-68 home loss to South Carolina State last Monday: 5-for-8 FG, 1-for-1 FT, 11 points, 13 rebounds (five offensive), two assists, one steal, one block, three turnovers, four fouls in 32 minutes

68-65 victory at Delaware State on Wednesday: 7-for-10 FG, 14 points, 10 rebounds (six offensive), two assists, one block, three fouls in 26 minutes

75-66 loss to host Murray State on Saturday: 1-for-6 FG, 2-for-4 FT, four points, six rebounds (four offensive), one steal, two blocks, two turnovers, three fouls in 28 minutes

NEW MEXICO STATE

Jahmar Young, junior guard (Du Bois) –

88-64 home win over Hawaii last Monday: 7-for-13 FG, 4-for-8 3P, 18 points, two rebounds (one offensive), five assists, one steal, three turnovers, two fouls in 32 minutes

84-78 victory at Pacific on Saturday: 7-for-14 FG, 2-for-6 3P, 6-for-6 FT, 22 points, three defensive rebounds, five assists, two turnovers, two fouls in 37 minutes

OKLAHOMA

Andrew Fitzgerald, freshman forward (St. Frances, Towson Catholic, Owings Mills) –

77-67 loss at Colorado on Wednesday: 4-for-6 FG, 1-for-2 FT, nine points, one offensive rebound, one assist, one foul in 22 minutes

83-68 home loss to Kansas State on Saturday: 7-for-12 FG, 0-for-4 FT, 14 points, five rebounds (one offensive), one steal, two blocks, one turnover, four fouls in 27 minutes

PENN STATE

Cammeron Woodyard, sophomore guard (Winters Mill) –

81-70 road win over Northwestern on Wednesday: Did not play

55-51 victory at Michigan on Saturday: Did not play

PITTSBURGH

Chase Adams, senior guard (Mount St. Joseph) –

58-51 win at Marquette on Thursday: Did not play

70-65 win over visiting Villanova on Sunday: Did not play

Jermaine Dixon, senior guard (Baltimore native, went to Blake High) –

58-51 win at Marquette on Thursday: 4-for-10 FG, 2-for-5 3P, 10 points, seven defensive rebounds, two assists, one steal, three turnovers in 33 minutes

70-65 win over visiting Villanova on Sunday: 3-for-15 FG, 1-for-5 3P, 3-for-4 FT, 10 points, six rebounds (three offensive), three assists, three steals, three blocks, two turnovers, four fouls in 37 minutes

QUINNIPIAC

Raheem May-Thompson, freshman forward (Towson Catholic) –

73-68 loss at Saint Francis (Pa.) on Thursday: Did not play

87-79 win over host Robert Morris on Saturday: 1-for-2 FT, one point, one offensive rebound, one turnover in three minutes

RADFORD

Jeremy Robinson, junior guard (Northwestern) –

74-69 victory at Liberty on Tuesday: 1-for-2 FG, 1-for-2 3P, three points, one turnover, two fouls in five minutes

76-68 win over visiting UNC-Wilmington on Saturday: One assist in three minutes

STONY BROOK

Tommy Brenton, sophomore guard-forward (River Hill) –

86-72 win at UMBC on Tuesday: 0-for-1 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 10-for-10 FT, 10 points, 11 rebounds (one offensive), three assists, one steal, one block, two turnovers, three fouls in 33 minutes

68-66 road victory over Albany on Friday: 2-for-6 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 1-for-1 FT, five points, 12 rebounds (two offensive), three assists, four steals, one turnover, two fouls in 31 minutes

TEXAS A&M

Naji Hibbert, freshman guard (Baltimore native, went to DeMatha) –

59-54 home loss to Kansas last Monday: 0-for-2 FG, 0-for-2 3P, one assist, one steal in 10 minutes

60-56 win at Iowa State on Saturday: 2-for-5 FG, 0-for-3 3P, four points, two defensive rebounds, one foul in 15 minutes

TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI

Terence Jones, freshman guard (Lake Clifton) –

57-56 home loss to Texas-San Antonio on Wednesday: 3-for-7 FG, 0-for-3 3P, 0-for-2 FT, six points, two defensive rebounds, two steals, two turnovers, one foul in 21 minutes

65-62 loss at McNeese State on Saturday: 0-for-1 FG, 0-for-1 3P, three turnovers in 13 minutes

Kevin Palmer, senior forward (Parkville) –

57-56 home loss to Texas-San Antonio on Wednesday: 7-for-13 FG, 2-for-6 3P, 3-for-6 FT, 19 points, four defensive rebounds, six assists, two blocks, one turnover, two fouls in 38 minutes

65-62 loss at McNeese State on Saturday: 3-for-14 FG, 0-for-4 3P, 3-for-4 FT, nine points, seven rebounds (five offensive), five assists, three steals, six turnovers, one foul in 35 minutes

TOLEDO

Larry Bastfield, sophomore guard (Towson Catholic) –

58-42 loss to visiting Eastern Michigan on Wednesday: 1-for-3 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 1-for-2 FT, three points, three defensive rebounds, one assist, one steal, two turnovers, two fouls in 23 minutes

87-63 loss at Cleveland State on Saturday: 2-for-4 FG, 3-for-3 FT, seven points, one defensive rebound, seven assists, one steal, three turnovers, two fouls in 36 minutes

TOWSON

Troy Franklin, sophomore guard (Mount Carmel) –

78-67 road loss to Old Dominion on Tuesday: 1-for-7 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 4-for-4 FT, six points, four rebounds (two offensive), five assists, one turnover, four fouls in 27 minutes

78-62 loss at Manhattan on Saturday: 2-for-5 FG, 1-for-2 3P, 5-for-6 FT, 10 points, four defensive rebounds, three assists, three turnovers, two fouls in 22 minutes

Isaiah Philmore, freshman forward (John Carroll) –

78-67 road loss to Old Dominion on Tuesday: 4-for-7 FG, 3-for-4 FT, 11 points, three defensive rebounds, two turnovers, one foul in 34 minutes

78-62 loss at Manhattan on Saturday: 3-for-7 FG, 1-for-3 3P, 4-for-6 FT, 11 points, three rebounds (two offensive), one assists, one turnover, one foul in 29 minutes

Danny Quinn, junior forward (Archbishop Spalding) –

78-67 road loss to Old Dominion on Tuesday: Did not play

78-62 loss at Manhattan on Saturday: Did not play

UMBC

Chauncey Gilliam, sophomore guard (Hammond) –

86-72 home loss to Stony Brook on Tuesday: Did not play

81-61 loss at Binghamton on Sunday: 8-for-18 FG, 2-for-4 3P, 3-for-4 FT, 21 points, five rebounds (two offensive), seven steals, two turnovers, two fouls in 33 minutes

Nick Groce, freshman point guard (St. Mary's) –

86-72 home loss to Stony Brook on Tuesday: 2-for-3 FG, four points, two defensive rebounds, three assists in 19 minutes

81-61 loss at Binghamton on Sunday: 1-for-1 FG, two points, one assist, one turnover in 21 minutes

Robbie Jackson, junior center (Aberdeen) –

86-72 home loss to Stony Brook on Tuesday: 5-for-9 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 2-for-2 FT, 12 points, five rebounds (three offensive), one assist, two blocks, three turnovers, four fouls in 25 minutes

81-61 loss at Binghamton on Sunday: 2-for-3 FG, four points, five defensive rebounds, one assist, one block, five turnovers, two fouls in 17 minutes

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UMES

R.J. Tucker, junior center (from Arnold, went to Antioch Christian School) –

62-56 win over visiting Bethune-Cookman last Monday: Did not play

66-52 home victory over Coppin State on Saturday: Did not play

VERMONT

Brendan Bald, freshman guard (Severna Park) –

74-56 victory at Hartford on Wednesday: 1-for-3 FG, 0-for-1 3P, two points, one foul in 12 minutes

77-67 home win over Fairfield on Saturday: 0-for-4 FG, 2-for-2 FT, two points, four rebounds (three offensive), one steal, one turnover, one foul in 11 minutes

VILLANOVA

Isaiah Armwood, freshman forward (Baltimore native, went to Montrose Christian) –

84-75 home loss to Connecticut last Monday: 1-for-2 FG, 1-for-2 FT, three points, two rebounds (one offensive), one steal, three fouls in 18 minutes

70-65 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday: 0-for-1 FG, four rebounds (one offensive), one turnover in 11 minutes

VIRGINIA TECH

Malcolm Delaney, junior guard (Towson Catholic) –

87-83 victory over visiting Wake Forest on Tuesday: 9-for-20 FG, 3-for-8 3P, 10-for-13 FT, 31 points, nine rebounds (two offensive), three assists, two steals, three turnovers, fouled out in 38 minutes

67-55 loss at Duke on Sunday: 5-for-19 FG, 2-for-9 3P, 7-for-8 FT, 19 points, two rebounds (one offensive), three assists, three steals, four turnovers, three fouls in 37 minutes

WILLIAM & MARY

Matt Rum, freshman guard (Loyola) –

63-60 win at George Mason on Tuesday: 0-for-2 FG, 0-for-1 3P, one defensive rebound in seven minutes

69-53 loss to host Iona on Friday: 1-for-2 FG, 0-for-1 3P, 1-for-2 FT, three points, one defensive rebound, one steal, one turnover, four fouls in 15 minutes

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