The Oberlin Review

College fourth-year Christian Foretti.

Christian Fioretti: Men’s Basketball’s Selfless Leader

February 7, 2020

 As a first-year, Christian Fioretti, now a fourth-year guard on the men’s basketball team, started in only three of 25 games. That modest start to his college career has led him to become an incredible team leader, and — in his final season — Fioretti has started in 72 straight games for the Yeomen. “When [Christian] got to Oberlin, I think he felt a lack of security with what his role was and would ultimately become,” said Head Men’s Basketball Coach Isaiah Cavaco. “Having played smal...

College fourth-year Dre Campbell goes up against a defender on the way to the basket.

In The Locker Room with Dre Campbell, Basketball Captain and Vlogger

December 6, 2019

College fourth-year and varsity basketball player Andre “Dre” Campbell can be spotted traversing far stretches of campus, from the basketball court where he holds the position of team captain all the way to the art building. One unexpected place where the Sociology major and Studio Art minor can be found is on YouTube. Campbell has uploaded 28 vlogs to his channel, Fashodre, detailing his daily life and varsity basketball career at Oberlin. Born and raised in San Francisco, Campbell is look...

College third-year Jordan Armstrong defends the basket.

Yeomen Fall to Yale, Defeat NYU

November 15, 2019

When athletes come to Oberlin College, not many of them expect to compete against Division I programs. However, Oberlin’s men’s varsity basketball team opened with an exhibition contest at Division I Yale University last week. This was followed the next day by their opening game against New York University, NCAA Division III. While the team suffered a defeat against Yale University (37–94), they went on to win against NYU (76–62). On the court, the team conducts themselves wit...

The men’s basketball team looks to conclude their regular season on a high note tomorrow at Wabash College, after compiling the team’s best record in over a decade. The leadership and perseverance of the upperclassmen have been indispensable to the team’s success.

New Year, New Record for Men’s Basketball

February 15, 2019

With 2.3 seconds left on the clock and the basketball in his hands, College junior and point guard Josh Friedkin didn’t miss a beat, swishing an off-balance jumper to secure a triple-overtime victory over the Allegheny College Gators last Wednesday. Three days later, Friedkin posted his first career double-double — 15 points and 10 assists — against the Hiram College Terriers, helping the Yeomen set a new program record for the most North Coast Athletic Conference wins in a season. Fri...

The Jewish Development in the NBA and Oberlin

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

There are numerous professions in which Jewish people have achieved notable success, but the world of professional sports has not historically been one of them. As a result, many American Jews have long been intrigued when Jewish athletes emerge in a professional sport, especially when they do well — consider Sandy Koufax. This fascination — yes, there are many websites devoted to this issue — is even apparent in fans who are not Jewish. A lot of jokes grow out of this preoccupation, which brings us to the Oberlin men’s basketball team. At a school with a 23 percent Jewish population, 12 of the 20 players on this year’s squad — 60 percent — identify as Jewish. “This [dynamic] has defini...

College sophomore guard Josh Friedkin drives the ball to the hoop in a 59–52 win against Denison University Jan. 24.

Yeomen Look to Quadruple Wins From Last Season

February 16, 2018

As the men’s basketball season comes to a close, players and coaches in the program have enjoyed reflecting on a season in which they defied the odds. Last winter the Yeomen won just three games and graduated five seniors — including one of the best hoopers in Oberlin basketball history in Jack Poyle. With just one game left tomorrow, the Yeomen have collected eight more wins than the 2016-17 season — without any senior leadership. Sophomore forward Andre Campbell, who started in 23 of 25...

Sophomore Eli Silverman-Lloyd shoots a three-pointer in Oberlin’s 80–60 win against Kenyon College.  The Yeomen concluded their season 3–22 overall and 2–16 in the NCAC.

DePauw Spoils Senior Day for Yeomen

February 24, 2017

The Yeomen took to the court for the last time Saturday in a face off against the DePauw University Tigers, but not before honoring their five seniors at its annual Senior Day celebration. The team’s seniors, all four-year varsity-letter recipients — Nathan Cohen, Zach Meyers, Scott Miller, Zach Moo Young and Jack Poyle — hosted family and friends from as far as San Francisco to honor their on-court accomplishments. Poyle in particular was recognized for his record-setting career, during which...

Senior Jack Poyle leaps for a layup in Oberlin’s 69–68 loss against The College of Wooster Wednesday night.

Close Losses Plague Men’s Basketball

February 3, 2017

Guided by their plethora of young talent, the men’s basketball team has continued to improve throughout the season. The Yeomen’s development since their first game was put on display when they dropped a close matchup against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots Wednesday 69–68. Oberlin drops to 1–19 overall and 0–13 in NCAC play. “We’re getting better, despite what our record may say,” said sophomore guard Nile Godfrey. After falling to the Fighting Scots 104–65 Nov. 16 in...

Sophomore Eli Silverman-Lloyd attempts to save the ball from going out of bounds against Illinois Institute of Technology during the Thanksgiving Classic, hosted by the Yeomen.

Yeomen Look to Rebound Against Youngstown

December 2, 2016

The Yeomen’s early season struggles continued with an 87–73 loss to the Muskingum University Fighting Muskies Wednesday, dropping the team’s record to 1–4 overall and 0­–1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. With less than one week remaining before the NCAC season officially begins, the Yeomen must find their stride in if they want to make a postseason push. “I think the biggest problem with our team so far is the inconsistency,” sophomore forward Eric Holt said. “When we...

Scott Miller (left) and Eli Silverman-Lloyd

In the Locker Room: Men’s Basketball

November 18, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball senior Scott Miller and sophomore Eli Silverman-Lloyd to discuss the upcoming season, differences in playing style and team goals. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Describe the excitement for your first game of the season against The College of Wooster. Scott Miller: It’s our first conference game, and it’s also the best opponent. They’re probably our biggest rival over the past few years. They’ve ended my...

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