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Welcome back to the Trentonian's Full-Court Press blog. Yes, we're still alive, and with the 2015-16 season rapidly approaching, it's time to fire up the old blog for another season. Check back here throughout the year for updates on all things Rider and Princeton, including coverage of both the MAAC and Ivy League. Feel free to drop me a line on twitter @kj_franko ( or email

Monday, April 29, 2013

Rider announces recruiting class

Rider basketball coach Kevin Baggett has added four players to next season’s roster, including two-time South Jersey Player of the Year Xavier Lundy.

Lundy, a 6-foot-6 forward out of Paulsboro High, won a pair of South Jersey Group I titles, helping the Red Raiders to a 57-4 record over the last two years.

He averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds in his senior season and 22 per game as a junior. For his career, Lundy finished with 2,135 points.

Joining Lundy is a trio of players from Florida — forward Khalil Thomas and guards Jimmie Taylor and Brandon Channer.
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Rider's McKenzie on women's second team All-Met

Rider’s MyNeshia McKenzie was named to the women’s All-Met Second Team Friday by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association

McKenzie, a junior, finished fourth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game and was second in rebounding, collecting 9.8 boards per contest

She became the first player in program history to earn All-MAAC First Team honors this season and is the first since Rider Hall of Famer Jessica Beck to earn All-Met recognition
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Nurideen Lindsey withdrawing from Rider to pursue professional opportunities

Nurideen Lindsey is withdrawing from school to pursue professional opportunities.
The Nurideen Lindsey experiment at Rider is over.

Coach Kevin Baggett confirmed Thursday night that the junior guard is withdrawing from school and will seek professional opportunities.

Big Apple Buckets first reported the news.

When reached by phone Thursday night, Baggett said he wasn’t blindsided by the news and knew it was something Lindsey, who played just the one season in Lawrenceville after transferring from St. John’s and being granted a hardship waiver, was considering before even joining Rider.

“It was always something we talked about,” said Baggett, adding that they came to the decision late last week while meeting during offseason workouts. “He was hoping he could piggy back a good year here into going overseas and making some money because he has a family in hardship.”

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