Valpo Alumni TBT Team Back for 2024

A team comprised of Valparaiso University men’s basketball alumni will participate in The Basketball Tournament (TBT) once again this year. The annual midsummer event is entering the first year of a television partnership with FOX Sports. This year, local fans will have a chance to support the team, known as “The Cru,” as its regional will be hosted in Indianapolis from July 19-24.


Salem, Lombardi Added to Valpo Men’s Basketball Roster

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program and head coach Roger Powell Jr. have announced the addition of a pair of players to the 2024-25 roster. Ramzi Salem (St. Louis, Mo. / John Burroughs) and Nick Lombardi (Lisle, Ill. / Montini Catholic) have joined the team as walk-ons.


Seamus Glennon Named Valpo Director of Sports Performance for Men’s Basketball

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has welcomed Seamus Glennon to its staff as Director of Sports Performance for Men’s Basketball.


Jayden Watson Welcomed to Valpo Basketball Program

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program and head coach Roger Powell Jr. have announced the addition of 6-foot-8 forward Jayden Watson (Chicago Heights, Ill. / Bloom [Bosco Institute]), who will join the team as a true freshman for the 2024-25 season.


Jefferson De La Cruz Monegro Welcomed to Valpo Basketball Program

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program and head coach Roger Powell Jr. have announced the addition of Jefferson De La Cruz Monegro (La Salle, Quebec, Canada / Orangeville Prep [Western Michigan]), a 6-foot-4 guard who joins the program as a transfer with two years of eligibility remaining.


Valpo Head Coach Roger Powell Jr. Inducted into IBCA Hall of Fame

Valparaiso University head men’s basketball coach Roger Powell Jr. received a high honor on Saturday evening as he was enshrined into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2024.


Louth-M Coulibaly Transfers into Valpo Basketball Program

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program and head coach Roger Powell Jr. have announced the addition of 6-foot-9 forward Louth-M Coulibaly (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / Canada Topflight Academy [Holy Cross]), who joins the program as a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining.


All Wright Joins Valpo Men’s Basketball Program

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program and head coach Roger Powell Jr. have announced the addition of 6-foot-3 point guard All Wright (Durango, Mexico / Link Year), who joins the program as a true freshman for the 2024-25 season.


Isaiah Shaw to Embrace Family Legacy, Play for Valpo Basketball Program

Valparaiso University head men’s basketball coach Roger Powell Jr. banged on his desk. His office was filled with emotional human beings hugging and embracing one another. Soon, an enthusiastic Homer Drew and his wife Janet Drew would learn the news via phone. The joy was caused by a full-circle moment that can only be described as “meant to be.”