Most of us woke up to the sad news that former Alabama defensive lineman Lorenzo Washington passed away at the age of 34 yesterday. Washington, a graduate of Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia, was signed by Mike Shula in the 2005 class, and would play for Nick Saban in the 2007-2009 seasons. He went undrafted in the 2010 draft, but was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. He would go on to spend time in training camps and practice squads with the New England Patriots, New York Jets, and Detroit Lions. Former teammates will be paying tribute to Washington on the Riley and Constant Show tomorrow evening. RIP Lorenzo.
Donta Hall had another strong game at the G League Bubble, as the G League Ignite ran its record to 4-0. Hall finished with 12 points, 16 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
The Symetra Tour did a feature on Lakareber Abe as part of Black History Month.
Jonathan Hardee took co-medalist honors at the Jones Course for the LECOM Suncoast Classic Monday Qualifier today. Hardee shot a -6 66 to grab one of the four qualifying spots from the course. He’ll be in the field for this week’s Korn Ferry Tour season opener.
Thomas Burrows is among the Atlanta Braves’ non-roster players invited for spring training.
Collin Sexton sat down to do a virtual film session with Mike Schmitz of ESPN.
Nealy Martin was recently invited to Racing Louisville FC’s inaugural pre-season training camp. Louisville is an expansion franchise in the NWSL.
Geoffrey Bramblett has re-signed with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League. Bramblett was the the Frontier League Relief Pitcher of the Year with the Grizzlies in 2019 with an ERA of 0.50. He was then signed by the Arizona Diamondback organization, but released during the minor league purge last year.
- Geoffrey Bramblett – signed by the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League.
BASKETBALL G League Ignite 97, Iowa 90. Donta Hall (GLI) – 31 minutes, 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-3 FT), 16 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks, 0 turnovers, 3 fouls. Golden State 129, Cleveland 98. Collin Sexton - 42 minutes, 23 points (8-15 2pg, 1-5 3pg, 4-5 FT), 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 2 turnovers, 3 fouls. GOLF LECOM Suncoast Classic Monday Qualifier (Jones Course): Jonathan Hardee – 66, -6, T1 Cactus Tour Dallas Cup Series Rd 1: Stephanie Meadow – 68, -4, T4