Syracuse names Kirk Martin as new quarterbacks coach

first_imgSyracuse has named Kirk Martin, who has developed numerous Division I quarterbacks at the high school level, as its quarterbacks coach for the upcoming season.Since graduating after four years as a tight end at the University of Texas at El Paso, Martin has spent years since coaching high schools in Texas. His most recent 10 years were spent at Manvel High School in Houston, where he started the program and put up a 108-25 record while in charge. Twice, Manvel made it to the state championship game, including this past season when its only loss came to state-power Highland Park in the title game.Martin’s time at Manvel coincided with five quarterbacks going on to play at the Division I level. He sent D’Eriq King to Houston, Kyle Trask to Florida, Travaughn Colwell to New Mexico State, Dexter Foreman to Minnesota and then Maryland and now incoming North Texas freshman Kason Martin will begin collegiate play next season.Three of Martin’s children played for him at Manvel and now play collegiately. Koda Martin, one of his sons and a rising senior offensive lineman at Texas A&M, is married to Babers’ daughter, Jazzmin.Sean Lewis, who had previously been a co-offensive coordinator and the Orange’s quarterbacks coach, was hired to be the head coach at Kent State earlier this offseason.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 3, 2018 at 12:23 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3last_img read more

Josh Hart, Lakers top Clippers to reach NBA Summer League quarterfinals

first_imgLAS VEGAS — There’s no debating it. The Lakers are on a heater in Sin City.Second-year guard Josh Hart continued his torrid pace with 20 points and rookie Svi Mykhailiuk added 15 as the Lakers defeated the Clippers 82-69 in a second-round game of the NBA Summer League playoffs on Thursday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.The top-seeded Lakers (4-0), who won the tournament a year ago, extended their Las Vegas winning streak to 10 games, two short of the record set by the Golden State Warriors in 2012-13. The Lakers will meet the winner of Saturday’s Chicago-Detroit game in a quarterfinal on Sunday at 1 p.m. The semifinals are Monday and the championship game is Tuesday.The Lakers were in control from the outset, leading by as many as 18 points in the third quarter and by double-digits for most of the second half. The Clippers shot poorly all night (35.8 percent from the field, 22.2 percent from 3-point range), but were especially bad in the first quarter (3 for 17). The Lakers, who shot 44.6 percent overall and 31.2 percent from the arc, held the Clippers to 12 points in the opening quarter of each half. Hart missed five of his first six shots, but the tourney MVP candidate heated up after that. He made several driving layups and a couple of pick-and-roll 3-pointers and finished 7 for 16 from the field. He added six rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots to his game-high point total. Through four games, Hart is averaging 22.5 points while shooting 46 percent from the field and 42.4 percent from 3-point range.Mykhailiuk, who was 5 for 7 from the field, added four assists and three rebounds. Alex Caruso had eight points and seven assists and Jeff Ayres, who started in place of injured rookie big man Moe Wagner, contributed 10 points, six rebounds in 16 minutes. Wagner is out for the rest of the tournament with a leg contusion.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson, the Clippers’ first-round draft picks last month, were held out for rest. Sindarius Thornwell and Desi Rodriguez led the Clippers (2-3) with 17 points apiece. Rodriguez added three rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting, while Thornwell had four rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots on 5-of-17 shooting. Reggie Upshaw had seven points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.The Clippers next face the Atlanta Hawks (2-3) in a consolation game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Thomas & Mack. 🎥 @moritz_weasley talks to @LakersReporter about his knee injury, and his first NBA Summer League— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2018 🎥 Svi Mykhailiuk gives his own perspective on the step-back J that had everybody talking.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2018 🎥 Miles Simon talks about Josh Hart and Svi Mykhailiuk providing strong performances in the Summer League tournament opener.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2018center_img 🎥 Johnathan Williams discusses how the Lakers’ defense has been so dominant this summer.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2018 🎥 Josh Hart gives some props to his teammates, including Svi Mykhailiuk’s filthy step-back.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more