Miles Bridges averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a freshman for the Spartans. The Spartans will also add talented freshman power forward Jaren Jackson and senior center Gavin Schilling, who missed all of last season due to injury.
Ryan Fazekas is returning to the Region. The 2015 Marquette graduate and Chesterton native committed to Valparaiso following his transfer from Providence after two seasons. The 6-foot-8 forward will have two seasons of eligibility after sitting out 2017-18. Fazekas visited Valparaiso on April 14, in between officials to Fordham and Bryce Drew-coached Vanderbilt. It came full circle with the Crusaders, the first program to offer him a scholarship as a freshman in high school. Then, it was from Drew. Now, it came from former assistant Matt Lottich. "I wanted to head back to the Midwest," Fazekas said. "It really came down to three choices: Vanderbilt, Valpo and Fordham. I really trusted all those
Northwestern has agreed to a new contract with football coach Pat Fitzgerald that runs through the 2026 season, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because Northwestern planned to make a formal announcement on Tuesday. In a news release, the school said a news conference was scheduled with Fitzgerald, athletic director Jim Phillips and basketball coach Chris Collins at the Under Armour Brand House in Chicago on Tuesday.