Postgame video: St. Bonaventure 74, Niagara 59 — Big 4 Doubleheader

By Nick Veronica

St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt had predictable but positive things to say about the future of the Big 4 Doubleheader. Center Youssou Ndoye was glad a team finally played a man defense against him instead of a zone.

Coach Mark Schmidt

Center Youssou Ndoye

Bona’s Youssou Ndoye named Big 4 Preseason Player of the Year

By Nick Veronica

St. Bonaventure senior forward Youssou Ndoye was named the Big 4 men’s Preseason Player of the Year Wednesday at Big 4 Media Day.

BigFourBasketballLogowebThe Bonnies’ Katie Healy was named women’s Preseason Player of the Year.

Full preseason teams, as selected by media members:

Men’s First Team
Youssou Ndoye, Bona
Shannon Evans, UB
Jordan Gathers, Bona
Zach Lewis, Canisius
Will Regan, UB

Men’s Second Team
Wesley Myers, Niagara
Ramone Snowden, Niagara
Jarryn Skeete, UB
Phil Valenti, Canisius
Dion Wright, Bona

Women’s First Team
Katie Healy, Bona
Kayla Hoohuli, Canisius
Mackenzie Loesing, UB
Meghan McGuinness, Niagara
Nyla Rueter, Bona

Women’s Second Team
Hannah Little, Bona
Emily Michael, Bona
Tiahana Mills, Canisius
Kristen Sharkey, UB
Kelly Van Leeuwen, Niagara