Sports Samplings – 6/21
He didn’t hear his named called on Thursday night, but former Shaw junior guard Amir Hinton is headed to the Big Apple. Less than 24 hours after the NBA Draft ended, Hinton signed a free agent contract with the New York Knicks. He joins UCLA’s Kris Wilkes and Louisville’s V.J. King as the Knicks free agents.
And if watching the NBA Draft got your basketball jones on, the Chavis Summer Basketball League has started on St. Augustine’s campus. Games are played Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 6:45 p.m. The six-week tourney ends with a postseason tournament on July 29 and a championship game on August 1. The league features college and pro players, and remember, the Chavis League was here long before the Pro-Am Summer League, which has since disbanded.
The SWAC released its ESPN football schedule this week. Thirteen games will be broadcast on the ESPN family network, beginning with Prairie View A&M at Texas Southern on August 31 on ESPN3 at 6:30 p.m. EST and tape delayed on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m.
The remaining slate:
Sept. 1, 3 p.m., Bethune-Cookman vs. Jackson State, ESPN2
Sept. 21, 6 p.m., PVAM at Alcorn State, ESPN3 (ESPNU tape delay, 10:30 p.m.)
Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Southern at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, ESPN3
Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Grambling at Jackson State, ESPN3
Oct. 12, 7 p.m., PVAM at Southern, ESPN3
Oct. 19, 3 p.m., Jackson State at Mississippi Valley State, ESPN3 (ESPNU, 1:15 a.m.)
Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Jackson State at PVAM, ESPNU live
Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m., Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State, ESPN3 (ESPNU, 10:30 p.m.)
Nov. 2, 5 p.m., Alabama A&M at Southern, ESPN3
Nov. 9, 3 p.m., Alcorn State at Grambling, ESPN3 (ESPNU, 10:30 p.m.)
Nov. 23, 3 p.m., Alcorn State at Jackson State, ESPN3
Dec. 7, 4 p.m. SWAC Championship, ESPNU live