action:article | category:SPORTS1601 | adString:SPORTS1601 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » Sports Columns » College Notebook

January 05. 2013 9:58PM

Eric Emmerling's NH College Notebook: Brickley, with help from Pitino, moves up coaching ranks

Former Trinity High of Manchester standout Chris Brickley has always had excellent vision in the game of basketball, whether finding a teammate for an easy basket or navigating through the world of big-time Division I basketball at Louisville.

Brickley, who always wanted to pursue a career in coaching, serves as a second-year assistant coach for the Fairleigh Dickson University men's basketball team. Prior to this season, he was promoted to scouting coordinator.

The 25-year-old Brickley spent a year at Ole Miss, serving as a graduate assistant and focusing on player development, before joining Fairleigh Dickinson. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 2010, where he played for Rick Pitino. Brickley also played at Northeastern and Southern New Hampshire University before transferring to Louisville.

"Coach Pitino has opened up doors for me that I didn't think I could have gotten at my age," he said. "Being a Division I assistant a few years out of college is providing me with great experience. Getting a chance to scout our conference games and being on the road recruiting at the same time is great."

- - - - - - - -



The Wheaton College men's basketball team has six sophomores and three freshmen on its roster this season, but the Lyons have an experienced point guard in former Manchester Central standout Will Bayliss.

Bayliss, a 5-foot-9 junior, has started in each of Wheaton's 10 games and is averaging 5.8 points per game and 26.2 minutes per contest for the Lyons, who were 6-4 entering Saturday's home game against MIT. He averaged 7.4 points and 3.0 assists per game as a sophomore.

After graduating from Central, Bayliss spent a year at the Tilton School before he enrolled at Wheaton, a Division III school in Norton, Mass. He helped Tilton win the NEPSAC Class B title in his only season with the Rams.

Bayliss started in 23 of Wheaton's 24 games as a freshman, when he averaged 7.0 points per game and led the team in steals.

Bayliss and senior guard Scott Faucher were named Wheaton's co-captains this season. Faucher played at Lebanon High School and Kimball Union Academy before entering college, and has been a starter since the beginning of his sophomore season.

"One thing we won't have to worry about is handling the ball and having a leader on the court," Wheaton coach Brian Walmsley said. "I feel really good with Will and Scott handling the ball for us this year."

- - - - - - - -



Eric Jean-Guillaume hasn't just been one of the best players for the Franklin Pierce University men's basketball team during his four years in Rindge, he's also been one of the most durable.

The senior guard who was the NE-10 player of the year and a Division II All-America as a junior, hadn't missed a game in his first three seasons, so it was probably understandable the Ravens looked a little lost last weekend when they didn't have him for the Clancy Memorial Tournament hosted by Dominican College in Orangeburg, N.Y.

Jean-Guillaume sat out both games with back spasms as the Ravens went 1-1, including a 67-63 loss to host Dominican on the second day of the tournament.

"You get into a close game and you start looking around for someone to make a play," FPU coach David Chadbourne said. "He's been our go-to guy."

Through the team's first eight games, Jean-Guillaume was leading the team in scoring, steals and minutes played.

"Some guys are one-dimensional, but Eric has a hand in everything," Chadbourne said. "He's a scorer for us, he makes everyone better and he can steal the ball. He makes plays."

The team is hoping he returns for today's game against St. Michael's, but Chadbourne said he won't rush his senior stalwart.

"We have 16 games left. We try to bring him back too soon and we could lose him for an extended period, and we don't want that," Chadbourne said.

- - - - - - - -


Eric Emmerling's weekly New Hampshire College Notebook appears weekly in the New Hampshire Sunday News. He may be reached at eemmerling@unionleader.com


 NH Sports Angle Ľ more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

NASCAR: Logano interview makes UNH writerís dream come true

Nashua's Fayne moves from Devils to Oilers

Granite State Pro Stock Series to make debut at Lee Speedway

BRIAN McCLOSKEY

Ex-UNH hockey coach indicted on four charges

Growing up a hazard to golf: Real world claims talent from NHGA

Concord man wins National Javelin Championship at 2014 USA Track & Field Masters Championship

Conway's Locke happy with first half, believes best yet to come for Pirates

Court filing details prosecution's perjury allegations against Aaron Hernandez girlfriend

Is N.H. really home to longest mini golf hole on the planet?

Professional hockey coming to Berlin

van Riemsdyk setting high expectations for pro career

Life changes in an instant: Travis Roy shares story at Frank Monahan Foundation event

Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon

Itís show time in Chicago for Dartmouthís Hendricks

State sells Windham golf course site for $3.06M

Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

$14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus

Matt Bonner and brother bring rock show back to Redhook

GM: Twin State Speedway progressing with revival

Foot golf arrives on Seacoast

New Hampshire's Burns gets more than he could ever ask for

Pro runner's yoga class will raise money for clean Kenyan water

Menard wrecks as New Hampshire testing concludes

Lawyers try to bar Patriots from paying Hernandez $3.2M bonus

Pease Golf Course celebrates opening of lower nine holes

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

   Ľ SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

   Ľ ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!