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A ball, a sketch pad, some wire and a dream: How a Kent alumnus thinks he can revolutionize basketball training

Dante Centofanti Sports Reporter January 26, 2021

As winter arrives, gyms across Northeast Ohio are slowly starting to hear the chorus of balls being dribbled and sneakers squeaking on hardwood. As these young players hoop in uncertain times, one Kent...

Jon Fleming, Kent State mens basketball director of player development, poses for a portrait in the M.A.C. Center on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Walk-on to coach: How Jon Fleming moved from one seat on the bench to another

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 26, 2020

In May 2013, Jon Fleming lay in bed in Fishers, Indiana, wondering if his dreams to play college basketball were exhausted. He had set records for assists in a game and a season at Fishers High School,...

Kent State senior forward Jimmy Hall drives against Buffalo red-shirt senior forward Raheem Johnson during the quarter-finals of the MAC Tournament at Quicken Loans in Cleveland, Ohio. Kent State won, 68-65.

Jimmy Hall signs overseas

Simon Hannig June 27, 2017

Former Kent State men’s basketball forward Jimmy Hall recently signed with a professional basketball team in France: Saint Thomas Basket Le Havre.The team announced on Monday, June 19, Jimmy Hall will...

Kent State senior forward Jimmy Hall and senior guard Jon Fleming embrace after Hall fouled out against UCLA during the first-round of the NCAA Tournament in Sacramento, California on Friday, March 17, 2017. Kent State lost 97-80.

UCLA dashes Kent State’s NCAA hopes

Henry Palattella March 18, 2017

When Jimmy Hall picked up his fifth foul in the waning moments of Kent State’s NCAA Tournament battle against UCLA, he paused for a moment before walking towards the Kent State bench for the final time...

Kent State junior guard Desmond Ridenour and junior guard Kevin Zabo walk off the court after losing to UCLA, 97-80 during the first-round of the NCAA Tournament at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, on Friday, March 17, 2017.

UCLA ends Kent State’s season in NCAA Tournament

Henry Palattella March 18, 2017

The Kent State men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Friday night at the hands of the boys from Westwood, as the UCLA Bruins beat Kent State 97-80 to knock the Flashes out of the NCAA Tournament.Both...

Redshirt senior forward Jimmy Hall, Jr. waits at the free throw line during the game against Wright State University on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2016.

Behind the Jersey: Jimmy Hall

Tanner Castora March 14, 2017

Editor’s note: Tanner Castora is a redshirt sophomore men’s basketball player and a journalism major. He provides insight and commentary as a student-athlete.  If you weren't sure what senior forward...

Kent State senior guard Deon Edwin celebrates after cutting down the net at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Kent State beat Akron in the MAC Championship game 70-65.

Perspectives: The road to a golden victory

Clint Datchuk March 14, 2017

Until this past week, the Kent State men's basketball team hadn't won a Mid-American Conference championship since nearly a decade ago when then-coach Jim Christian led the Flashes to a 28-7 record in...

Central Michigan junior guard Marcus Keene bites his jersey while waiting to shake hands with Kent State after loosing in overtime 116-106 in the first round of the MAC Mens Basketball Tournament at the M.A.C. Center on Monday, March 6, 2017. Keene had a game high 41 points.

Avery’s overtime heroics power Flashes past Central Michigan in MAC Tournament

By: Nick Buzzelli March 7, 2017

After the final whistle sounded Monday night, Marcus Keene trotted back to his team’s bench, grabbed a collapsible chair and slowly twirled it above his head before assuming his position at the back...

Kent State freshman guard Mitch Peterson drives the ball against Ohio University senior forward Kenny Kaminski at the M.A.C. Center on Feb. 25, 2017. Kent State won 70-67.

Peterson’s hustle play credited as turning point in Kent State’s win over Ohio

Nick Buzzelli February 26, 2017

Rob Senderoff wasn’t impressed with Mitch Peterson’s statistics against Ohio University following Saturday’s game.Glancing over the final box score during his postgame press conference, the Kent...

Kent State sophomore guard Jaylin Walker looks to pass against Miami University at the John D. Millet Hall in Oxford, Ohio, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Kent State won 66-62.

Toledo’s sharpshooting sinks Kent State on road

Nick Buzzelli February 11, 2017

 Since dropping a 92-88 decision at Western Michigan University on Jan. 14, the Kent State men’s basketball team found its rhythm away from the friendly confines of the M.A.C. Center.First, there was...

Kent State junior guard Kevin Zabo dribbles the ball up court against Bowling Green State University at the M.A.C. Center on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Kent State lost in overtime, 84-83.

Late-game Kent State struggles prove costly in loss to Falcons

Nick Buzzelli February 7, 2017

As head coach Rob Senderoff left his postgame press conference in the M.A.C. Center’s media room following Tuesday’s overtime loss to Bowling Green State University, he let out a sigh of frustration,...

Kent State senior forward Jimmy Hall celebrates after beating Miami University at the John D. Millet Hall in Oxford, Ohio, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Kent State won 66-62.

Kent State survives late rally to down Miami on the road

Nick Buzzelli February 4, 2017

The capacity of Miami University’s Millett Hall is listed at 6,400. But when a modest crowd of 1,474 is scattered throughout the red and gray chair back seats, the words uttered in the stands — which...

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