Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Generals Sign Wyo 3A Player of the Year, Aaron Tyser!

Sheridan College Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Smiley announced the signing today of Aaron Tyser from Buffalo HS, WY. Aaron is a 6'4", 195 pound wing / forward who will join current General Robert Heyer as back-to-back Wyoming 3A State Players of the Year. While Aaron was at Buffalo High School, he led his team to back-to-back 3A State Titles, was named All-Conference three times, and All-State twice while averaging 16ppg and 6rpg as a senior. Aaron also graduated #1 in his class academically as he held a cumulative 4.0 GPA and lettered in football for 3 years. Aaron will bring toughness and leadership on and off the court.
Coach Smiley's thoughts: "Aaron is a great addition to our program. He really impressed us late this spring when he came up to work out. He was more advanced as a player than I had previously realized, and we're very happy to have him next year. We see Aaron competing for minutes at our small forward position. He had a great spring, representing the state in a sweep of the South Dakota and Montana All-Stars, scoring in double-figures in all four of those games (the only Wyoming player to do that). He has a chance to be a very good player for us."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Midwest PG Signs With Sheridan College

Sheridan College coach Steve Smiley signed guard RJ Leverette on Monday, June 20th. RJ is a 6'0", 160 pound point guard from Grandview High School in Missouri. RJ had a great career at Grandview where he played in the Missouri State Championship game his sophomore year with Colorado University standout and first-round NBA draft pick Alec Burks. As a Bulldog, RJ averaged 19.2 points, 6.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.9 steals a game. Last year against Stanley High School, RJ scored 26 points and dished out 12 assists in Grandview's win. He also had a breakout performance against Belton when he went off for 36 points and 6 assists. Leverette will bring the scoring side to the point guard position that will compliment fellow freshman Donald Gaddy's pass first mentality. Coach Smiley has never recruited from the Kansas City area before, but was very happy to see RJ still around during the summer.

Coach Smiley on RJ: "We're really excited to have RJ's commitment to play for us next year. Coach Davis did a great job in initially focusing on RJ and developing a relationship with him. RJ had a great visit to campus and we were all really impressed with RJ as a player and more importantly, as a person. He has a chance to be a really good player at our level, and I truly believe he will move on to the Division 1 level after his time at Sheridan if he continues to work hard and develop his body and his overall game."

SC Generals sign elite East Coast Guard, Wayne Bradford!

Sheridan College Men's Basketball Coach Steve Smiley is proud to announce today the signing of Baltimore, MD native Wayne Bradford. The 6'3", 185 pound guard will come to Sheridan from the east cost where he played basketball for Roanoke Catholic High School in Virginia and legendary coach Bill Hodges (Former Head Coach at Indiana State). While at RCHS, Wayne averaged 17 points, 4.5 assists, and 3 rebounds for Coach Bill Hodges and the Celtics. Bradford had his best game when his best was needed against powerhouse Oak Hill Academy when he scored 27 points, dished out 6 assists, and had 3 steals. Wayne will add to a recruiting class that will bring in recruits from all around the world. He brings a lot of game experience from high school playing against some of the very best the nation has to offer. Sheridan College will welcome Wayne Bradford to campus when the school year begins in August.

Coach Smiley had this to say about Wayne: "We're really excited to have Wayne join our team for next year. Wayne is not only a really good player, but a good student as well. Realistically, he should be at a D1 school right now, but a few things fell through for Wayne, and we were able to get involved with him late in the process. Wayne played for a great high school coach and also played for one of the top AAU programs on the East Coast when he played for the East Coast Fusion and Head Coach Cade Lemcke. Wayne is a very versatile player that is naturally a scoring guard, but could also play the point or the small forward if needed. He will really help us out for next year."

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dan Magrino Hired as New SC Generals Head Asst Coach!

Dan Magrino enters his 1st season as the Head Assistant Coach with Sheridan Junior College. This previous season, as well as the 2008-09 season, was spend on the sidelines at NCAA Division 2 Georgia College (Milledgeville, GA). During his time with the Bobcats, Magrino served as strength coach, assisted in multiple facets of the program, and primarily dealt with the development of post play. In his two seasons, he helped lead the team to a 38-17 record in the Division II powerhouse Peach Belt Conference, as well as a 2009 NCAA Southeast Region Tournament Berth. Prior to Georgia College, Magrino spent one season at his alma mater, Northern State University (Aberdeen, SD) as the head assistant for Don Meyer during his final season on the sidelines.

The last time that Smiley and Magrino joined forces was during the 2007-08 season at Northern State University. Assisted by Smiley, Magrino and the Wolves went on to a 29-4 record, with a #5 National Ranking, and a trip to the North Central Region Championship Game. The Wolves had a record of 98-28 during Magrino's playing career, winning two NSIC Conference Tournaments, appearing in four NCAA D2 Tournaments, and advancing twice to the North Central Regional Championship. Prior to NSU, Magrino played at Pembroke Pines Charter High School in Pembroke Pines, FL. Magrino holds the school's all-time record for blocked shots, averaging 8.9 a game as a senior.

Coach Smiley's words: "We're thrilled to have Dan become a member of our program. Dan is a close friend of mine, and was somebody that I both played with and coached while we were both at NSU. Dan is one of the best young post coaches in the business, and is a tireless worker and recruiter and will help continue to move us in the right direction. As Don Meyer's Head Assistant a couple years ago, Dan learned so much in terms of coaching the right way, and his experiences in Georgia at a great program (Georgia College) will also help out tremendously. Dan is a winner, and is ready to move us in the right direction. Again, we're thrilled to have Dan on staff, and we're excited to get him up here at the end of July to begin working!"