Pelicans participating in Summer League
The New Orleans Pelicans will participate in the Samsung NBA Summer League from July 11-21 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the UNLV campus, the team announced Tuesday.
NBA TV will televise Samsung NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas with a complete schedule of games and broadcast information to be released at a later date. Additionally, fans will be able to watch, via a subscription-based package, every Samsung NBA Summer League game live on NBA.com and on the NBA Summer League app.
Boxing event set for Friday
An outdoor boxing event will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at 1628 St. Charles Ave.
The card will feature eight fights sanctioned by USA Boxing.
Tickets are $15 in advance, and Loyola University students will receive free admission.
For more information, call (504) 895-1859.
STM’s Vallot earns Gatorade state honor
CHICAGO — St. Thomas More’s Chase Vallot was named the Gatorade Louisiana Baseball Player of the Year in a news release Tuesday.
The 6-foot, 205-pound senior catcher led the Cougars to the Class 4A state championship this past season. Vallot batted .548 with 12 home runs, 55 RBIs and 43 runs scored. He is also A Perfect Game All-American and a Under Armour All-American.
The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field.
He is now a finalist for Gatorade’s National Baseball Player of the Year.
Vallot signed with Mississippi State but is projected as an early selection in next month’s major league baseball draft.
Southeastern basketball adds James Currington
HAMMOND — James Currington, who spent last season season at Mississippi Valley State, will continue his basketball career at Southeastern Louisiana, Lions coach Jay Ladner announced Tuesday.
Currington, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will have three years of eligibility left to compete for the Lions. Per NCAA transfer rules, the 6-6 forward will have to sit out the coming season.
As a true freshman at MVSU, Currington played in 29 games, making 23 starts. He averaged 10.4 points per game and ranked among the SWAC leaders with 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest. He was also among the league’s best with a 54.2 field goal percentage.
Nicholls adds Canty, Williams for football
THIBODAUX — Nicholls State football coach Charlie Stubbs announced the additions of receiver Keanan Canty and linebacker Lowell Williams Jr. for the upcoming season.
Both players transferred from Colorado.
Canty, a native of New Orleans and graduate of Edna Karr, was a three-year letterwinner for the Buffaloes, playing in 34 games, recording recorded 19 receptions for 210 yards in three seasons.
A four-time letter winner in track and field in high school, Canty also spent time on special teams at Colorado, returning three punts and six kickoffs.
Canty will have one year of eligibility remaining after earning a degree in communications from Colorado earlier this month.
Williams, 6-foot-1, 205-pound native of Missouri City, Texas, spent four years at Colorado, redshirting in 2010, playing primarily on special teams.