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Malik Nichols joins Hofstra hoops

Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich calls out instructions

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Former Brooklyn prep star Malik Nichols, who first announced his plan to attend Hofstra as a senior at Boys & Girls High four years ago, traveled a long road to get there but officially joined the Pride on Tuesday after signing his national letter of intent.

Second-year coach Joe Mihalich made the announcement, saying in a statement, “Malik is another great addition to our evolving roster....

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Jamall Robinson sets tone for Pride future

Hofstra's Jamall Robinson makes a pass during the

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Hofstra freshman Jamall Robinson picked a good time to have a career-high with 22 points in an 82-71 win over James Madison Saturday night at the Mack Sports Complex. The win was a high point in a difficult season when coach Joe Mihalich came from Niagara to succeed Mo Cassara in a program with few assets.

Recruiting season began late for Mihalich, but he landed the 6-5 Robinson, who started...

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Andre Walker signs letter of intent with Hofstra for 2014-15

Niagara coach Joe Mihalich gives a play to

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If Hofstra coach Joe Mihalich needed a centerpiece to rebuild the Pride basketball program around, he got one yesterday when 6-10 center/forward Andre Walker of Clarksburg, Md., signed a national letter of intent for the 2014-15 season. ESPN ranked Walker as the 11th-best player in Maryland and 50th center in the nation.

As a junior at the Bullis School in Potomac, Md., Walker averaged seven...

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