Morgan State kicks off Canadian tour at Concordia


The controversies and unwritten subtleties of recruiting high school basketball stars has been well chronicled going back 50+ years.  For fans who recall the experience of the great Hall-of-Famer Jason Kidd coming out of Oakland in the early 90’s as the highest touted national recruit in many years and the target of every major school in the U.S.A., his choice to attend University of California-Berkeley, a program that was coming off a 10-18 season and had not won a Pac-8/10 title since 1960, was peculiar.  The coach who helped convinced Kidd to come to Cal, Todd Bozeman – Cal subsequently made the Sweet 16 under Bozeman before controversy ended his Golden Bears career – is in Canada with his present program, the Morgan State Bears.  Bozeman and his latest Bears kick off their tour this evening in Montreal against Concordia Stingers at 8 PM.  The Bears come off a 9-22 season and a second round MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) tournament loss to Hampton.  Bozeman also has former Michigan Head Coach Brian Ellerbe on his staff.  The Bears also visit Ottawa on Wednesday to face Carleton Ravens.  The Stingers, who debuted at least 6 new faces when they last played 5 days ago in a 78-74 loss to Stetson, will host Florida A&M this coming Wednesday.  Two of last season’s most highly-touted Stingers 6’4″ Ken Beaulieu, a RSEQ All-Star and 6’5″ Schneiders Suffrard, a RSEQ All-freshman selection, did not play vs. Stetson.

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