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The Sports Cycle 2011 in review

December 31, 2011

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.


Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,300 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Former Fordham Center Fahro Alihodzic commits to Nebraska

October 3, 2011

(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Via Facebook:

Committed to the University of Nebraska! Hard work, Commitment and Dedication pays off as I am about to join my teammates in the Big10 next season!!! I want to Thank everybody who has helped and supported me!

Via Windy City Source’s Steve Hebel:

Head coach Doc Sadler has landed his third JUCO commitment for the Nebraska class of 2012 in big man Fahro Alihodzic. The 6’9″ Alihodzic plays at Southeastern CC in Burlington, Iowa . . .
Originally from Bosnia, Alihodzic played high school ball at St. Francis de Sales in Toledo, Ohio and committed to play at Fordham University. He started 14 times as a freshman in 2009-2010 and appeared in every game for the Rams, averaging 4.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game. He shot 41% from the field and only averaged 1.4 turnovers per game.

Here are some statements he said after committing:

“I just wanted to play basketball for some good people and when I visited, I felt like the coaches at Nebraska were really good people overall. They are the kind of coaches I want to play for,” said Alihodzic. “The school itself has great resources. I feel like they are putting a lot of money into basketball and playing there will make me the best player I can be.”

Wow! He is going to the Big 10! I’m sorry but how is he a Big 10 talent? When I watched him play his Freshman year at Fordham it looked like his body was weak, his feet were a little slow, and he wasn’t a good defensive rebounder. I hope he has really changed his technique and lifted a whole lot during JUCO because if you would have told me Alihodzic to the Big 10, I would have said heck no! Many scouts said he was a mid major talent that could play anywhere but I honestly didn’t see him do too much besides score on teams that were undersized. I thought his defense needed a lot of work and he needed to work on his footwork and stamina. But Overall, I’m glad the kid has gotten a new chance and it will be interesting to see what happens to him in the years to come. I will be watching to see if he was better than Atlantic 10 talent…