Three-Pointers Have Changed Basketball

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Evan Loring, a senior director at Congruity, based in Pembrooke, Massachusetts, manages IT budgets for enterprise corporations, by identifying cost savings strategies for their support and maintenance costs. A former assistant coach with the Harvard University football program, Evan Loring enjoys several different athletic activities including football and basketball.

When the three-point line was added during the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) 1979-80 season, officials had no idea that it would completely change the face of the sport. Games that were generally centralized and featured a rare long shot, have changed into contests that can easily cover a much wider area. As a result, both offensive and defensive strategies have been forced to adapt.

Experts have analyzed the benefit of the three-point shot and determined that it has become an important fixture in the game of basketball. For instance, the teams that shot the most three-pointers with the best success rate were the teams that played in the NBA conference finals during the 2015-16 season.

Steph Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, has made a name for himself as a three-point shooter. In the 2015-16 season, he broke his own record with an astonishing 402 three-point shots. His technique has been so effective that his pull up three-pointer has been analyzed and incorporated into the technical instruction of other teams.


Two Often Ignored NCAA Compliance Guidelines for College Recruitment

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NCAA Compliance

A cloud systems and data storage specialist, Evan Loring is a senior manager at Congruity in Pembroke, Massachusetts. Previously a receivers coach at Harvard University, Evan Loring was in charge of recruiting for the institution’s football team.

The ambition of many high school athletes is to get a college sports scholarship. However, only 10 percent of them get to play at the collegiate level, and of those, only a third get scholarships. Before creating your online player profile and sending your sports videos to college recruiters, here are two NCAA requirements that lock out hundreds of players every year who fail to meet them.

Complete the necessary classes. The NCAA requires high school students to take a certain number of classes to meet its strict eligibility requirements. Because NCAA eligibility standards change often, you should consult your guidance counselor to ensure your selected courses meet NCAA’s compliance standards.

Afterward, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to confirm your status as an amateur athlete. The process is simple and only costs $50. However, many students get locked out of annual recruitment because they forgot to register. You don’t have to wait till your senior year to register.

Three Harvard Crimson Alumni in the NFL

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Ryan Fitzpatrick

Evan Loring is a senior manager at Congruity, an IT support services company, where he is responsible for analyzing support and maintenance spending for large enterprise corporations. Prior to beginning a career in information technology, Evan Loring was a receivers coach for Harvard University’s football team.

Harvard Crimson has the second best winning percentage of all NCAA Division-1 programs since 2001, so it’s no surprise the team has had more players sign with NFL teams than any Ivy League program in that same time frame. Below are three of the most prominent Harvard alumni currently playing in the NFL.

1. Ryan Fitzpatrick: A seventh-round draft pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2005, Fitzpatrick threw 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in four years with Harvard. The 34-year-old quarterback, who played for the New York Jets this past season, has 166 career touchdowns and 133 interceptions.

2. Cameron Brate: Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Brate recorded 18 touchdowns and 1,381 yards in three seasons with Harvard. The 25-year-old was a breakout player for the Bucs this season, recording a career-high eight touchdowns.

3. Kyle Juszczyk: A fullback with the Baltimore Ravens, Juszczyk played tight end with the Crimson and finished his four-year college career with the most receptions (125), receiving yards (1,576), and touchdown catches (22) among tight ends.