SHU adds player, names Greenbacker captain

The Sacred Heart men’s basketball team has a received a verbal commitment from 6-5 forward De’von Barnett.

Barnett, from Riverdale Baptist High School in Maryland, will spend this season at a junior college before joining the Pioneers for the 2013-14 campaign.

Also, the Pioneers have voted fifth-year senior Nick Greenbacker as team captain for the second straight season. The 6-foot-10 center graduated in three years at SHU and has been working on his MBA.

NEC Social Media Day: The Northeast Conference will hold its first in-person basketball media day for  men’s and women’s teams in a decade on Oct. 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Billed as NEC “Social” Media Day, the festivities will be webcast live
and in HD on NEC Front Row beginning at
11 a.m.  NEC Media Day will also air on delay in condensed form on Fox
College Sports (FCS) in early November.

William Paxton