Longwood offered Class of 2016 point guard today Juan Munoz from Panther Creek High School in Raleigh.

Munoz has also been offered by UNC Wilmington and Mount St. Mary’s. The 6’0 Munoz plays his AAU ball for Garner Road.

J.J. Matthews is a key piece for Longwood’s recruiting efforts with the Class of 2016.

J.J. Matthews, a 6’7 power forward from the Richmond area, is probably Coach Gee’s top target for the Class of 2016 right now and he’ll be visiting Longwood on Sunday August 24. Matthews, who started his career at Hermitage High School, played for Millwood last year and plays his AAU ball for River City Reign.

Last year Matthews posted 14.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game for the Bobcats. Matthews also has offers from Fairfield and James Madison, and interest from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Richmond, Radford, VCU, George Mason, Gardner-Webb, UNC Greensboro, Hofstra, Mount St. Mary’s, Cincinnati, Robert Morris, and Loyola (MD).

Matthews would obviously be a huge get for the Lancers and he’ll get a good opportunity to see what Longwood is all about participating in the activities that come along with The G.A.M.E. on Sunday.

UPDATE:

New Lancers’ head coach Ryan Mau has grabbed his second pitcher for the Class of 2015 in 5’10 lefthander Steven Farkas from Lake Norman Charter in Huntersville, North Carolina. Farkas joins 6’8 York High School pitcher Eric Harp as new commits for Coach Mau.¬†

Farkas has a 5-3 mark after two years on the varsity squad at Lake Norman. ¬†He’s also posted a 1.84 ERA and 5 saves, as he primarily comes out the bullpen. In just over 49 innings for his career¬†Farkas has struck out 68 batters and walked just 13. He has a fastball that can touch the mid to upper 80s right now.¬†

You can keep track of all of the latest baseball recruiting news on our MESSAGE BOARD.

The 2014-15 Men’s Basketball slate was released today and here are some of our thoughts on the ends and outs of the schedule:¬†

- Kudos to Coach Gee and Coach Vick at Hampden-Sydney for reigniting a little crosstown rivalry in Farmville.  The Saturday November 8, 5 PM tip off will be the first meeting between the two teams since a 2005 exhibition where the Lancers beat the Tigers 87-71. 

- Longwood has dropped from four non-Division I opponents to just two this year in Averett and Penn State-Beaver. Averett is a solid ODAC squad and should be a good warm up on opening night November 14. Getting away from less non-D1 opponents is always positive for the fans.  Also, the November 14 match up will be the only non-D1 opponent when the students are in session. 

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Nov 8 vs Hampden-Sydney (ex)
Nov 14 vs Averett
Nov 19 at James Madison

EMU Showcase
Nov 21 vs UNC Greensboro 
Nov 22 vs Youngstown State 
Nov 23 at Eastern Michigan

Nov 26 at George Washington
Nov 29 at Iowa
Dec 3 vs Dartmouth
Dec 6 vs Tennessee-Martin
Dec 14 at UMBC
Dec 17 at Miami (OH)
Dec 20 vs Penn State-Beaver
Dec 28 at Ball State
Dec 31 at Winthrop
Jan 3 vs Radford
Jan 8 at Coastal Carolina
Jan 10 at Charleston Southern
Jan 14 vs Presbyterian
Jan 17 vs Liberty
Jan 19 at High Point
Jan 22 at Gardner-Webb
Jan 28 vs UNC Asheville
Jan 31 at Presbyterian
Feb 3 vs vs Gardner-Webb
Feb 6 at UNC Asheville
Feb 11 at Radford
Feb 14 vs Charleston Southern
Feb 17 at Liberty
Feb 21 vs Winthrop
Feb 23 vs Coastal Carolina
Feb 28 vs Campbell

March 4-8 Big South Tournament (Conway, SC)

Coach Gee has offered Class of 2016 point guard Jeremy Carter-Sheppard from John Marshall High School in Richmond. Carter-Sheppard is a 6’1 point guard who lead the Justices to a 3A State Championship last season and was also named the 3A Player of the Year after averaging 19.6 points per game.¬†

Carter-Sheppard currently holds offers from Richmond, UNC Wilmington, Miami (OH), Hampton, and Mount St. Mary’s. He also has interest from the likes of VCU, Xavier, Indiana Purdue, and Saint Louis.¬†

Here is his full MakePlayz profile. 

Carter brings years of Division I experience to Farmville. (Photo: NJ.com)

It was originally thought that former South Carolina State and UT San Antonio head coach Tim Carter would join Longwood’s staff this offseason, instead it’s former Siena assistant Craig Carter.

Carter brings over 15 years of coaching experience with stops with Division I stops at UMass, UNC Greensboro, Rutgers, and two stops at Siena under current Iowa coach Fran McCaffery and Mitch Buonaguro.  Carter has also built his career with the New York Liberty, Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, Elizabeth City State, and Norwalk Community College. Carter oversaw the Siena program when Buonaguro was fired a season ago to help bridge the gap to Jimmy Patsos.

Carter played his college ball at Rutgers where he was a standout from 1987 to 1991 for the Scarlet Knights. He is a Brooklyn native.

Longwood will travel to Eastern Michigan for three games in three days.

We announced earlier this summer that Longwood would be partaking in the Eastern Michigan Tournament in Ypsilanti, Michigan on November 21-23 with the host Eagles, Youngstown State, and UNC Greensboro. Now we know the match ups for the exempt event.

Longwood will lead off the tournament in a match up with UNCG and former Lancers guard Nik Brown on Friday November 21. The Lancers will then take on Youngstown State of the Horizon League on November 22 and the host Eagles on November 23.

Longwood will also take on a non-Division I opponent in Farmville as part of the event but that opponent and the date is still unknown. UNCG will host Chowan and Youngstown State will host Oberlin as part of the format. Longwood is thought to host a non-Division I opponent during opening night on November 14.

Get the latest scheduling news on our MESSAGE BOARD.

After a third place finish in the Big South standings a year ago, Longwood has been picked to finish eighth in the conference this upcoming season:

Rk Team (first-place votes) Points
1. Coastal Carolina (7) 96
T-2. Winthrop (2) 82
T-2. High Point 82
4. Campbell (1) 65
5. Liberty 58
6. Radford 48
7. Gardner-Webb 43
8. Longwood 35
9. UNC Asheville 23
10. Presbyterian College 18

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