The Shield

Transfer fills vital role for men’s team

Clayton Hughes, junior forward, drives to the basket against Bellarmine University Jan. 11 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. The Eagles lost 65-79.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Clayton Hughes started playing basketball seriously in high school and in one summer gained 17 inches in his vertical jump. “I was born athletic,” Hughes said. “One summer I just put in a lot of work and gained like 17 inches on my vertical in like eight weeks and became known as the bounciest w...

The transition of a basketball player

Clayton Hughes, junior forward, drives to the basket against Bellarmine University Jan. 11 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. The Eagles lost 65-79.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

February 18, 2020

Clayton Hughes started playing basketball seriously in high school and in one summer was able to gain 17 inches in his jump as a result. “I was born athletic,” Hughes said. “One summer I just put in a lot of work and gained like 17 inches on my vertical in like eight weeks and became known as ...

Fond memories of a bad game

Sophomore guard Mateo Rivera looks for an open teammate to pass the ball to during the first half of the men’s Final Four basketball game.

October 29, 2019

The Screaming Eagles men’s basketball team fell to the University of Evansville Aces Oct. 28, 68-71. Brent Owen, the assistant coach to the men’s basketball team, said the main problem the Eagles had was the amount of turnovers they committed. “Twenty-six turnovers is the start of the pro...

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