2021-22 NEC Off-Season Tracker
The Transfer Portal has slowed down a bit, and the coaching carousel has come to a halt. Next season's rosters are really coming into focus, though I still anticipate additions for multiple programs. A few things:
The top chart showing each team is ordered by the aggregate Adjusted Win Shares from the players on each respective roster. Win Shares is a stat which attempts to quantify how many wins each player is responsible for, and is tracked by Sports-Reference. Is it perfect? Of course not. But it's a helpful estimation of the strength of each roster. The "Adjusted" piece includes D1 transfers, players who sat out last season and are expected to return (FDU's Devon Dunn and SHU's Zach Pfaffenberger), as well as a few other minor adjustments.
Below the jump are each team's depth charts, as well as additions/losses, with teams ordered by the aforementioned Adjusted Win Shares. Please note: These are not my rankings, which won't be released until the end of October and may or may not look quite a bit different.
I'm not overthinking depth charts right now, as I'm generally relying on who played how many minutes last season. I also generally assume D1 transfers will be significant contributors, ditto JUCO players, and freshmen are primarily depth. If I have something clearly wrong, please let me know.
I try to order the newcomers based on the level of impact they will have next season, with an eye on who is returning for that specific team. Consider it an estimated guess based on research, though I'll be the first to admit I don't have a ton of confidence in them. Any scouting report is based on me doing my best to watch video and read about a player. I'm not a scout, but I'm doing my best. Know more about a player (specifically an incoming freshman)? I'm all ears.
I'm assuming every senior is returning for their 5th year of eligibility unless I've heard official word to the contrary.
Positions are according to Bart- Torvik's algorithm. Again; I'm not overthinking it.
I've included links to information on new players. If you come across any good info on these guys, please send along.
Last Updated: 8/17/21
On 4/21, Jaylen Murray, who had previously committed to Bryant, re-opened his recruitment. With Michael Green III entering the portal, and a recent article showing that Tyler Brelsford came to Bryant specifically because he saw himself as a point guard, I'm moving Brelsford into the projected PG1 for now. I still think Erickson Bans will push for minutes there, and it's also possible Grasso brings in another experienced PG.
Hall Elisias and Luis Hurtado have confirmed that they are returning for a 5th year of eligibility.
Melo Eggleston officially entered the Transfer Portal prior to the deadline. I've also removed Victor Rosario, Jr., as he's still listed as a Verbal Commit. If a player hasn't officially signed by the end of June, I assume he's no longer coming.
As of 7/4, Jared Grasso has 19 players on the roster (which can be found here), 6 of whom are walk-ons.
Tyler Brelsford, 6'4", So. (Signed)- A combo-guard from the Baltimore area, Brelsford averaged close to 20 mpg last season for Jamion Christian at George Washington. Brelsford's calling card is his perimeter shot; he was 11 for 31 from deep (35.5%) as a freshman in the A-10, and came in with a reputation as a really strong shooter off the bounce. Out of high school Brelsford chose GWU over Old Dominion. He should compete for minutes on the wing, and could help with ball-handling as well.
Greg Calixte, 6'8", 5th-Sr. (Signed)- Listed at 6'8" 235 lbs., the Mount Vernon product played in 111 games for George Mason across 4 seasons, including 38 starts. While his minutes per game trended down since his freshman season (18.8 mpg as a 1st year player, 8.2 mpg this past season as a true senior), he fits a need as a true big who can rebound (18.7% career DR%), protect the rim (2.9% career block rate), and finish (60.3% career 2P%). Grasso has had a relationship with Calixte since his Iona days. He projects to be a solid backup to Hall Elisias. His career 38% free throw percentage does limit his upside.
Grant Coleman, 6'7", So. (Signed)- A proto-typical "stretch 4", Coleman combines with good size (6'7" 230 lbs.) with an ability to really shoot the ball, as he made 18 of 50 (36%) as a freshman at UW-Milwaukee, where he started 7 games and averaged 18.2 mpg. He should provide some rim protection (2.2% block rate) as well as some defensive rebounding (14.6% DR%). Originally from Illinois, Coleman scored over 1,500 career high school points, and chose Milwaukee over SE Missouri St.
Adham Eleeda, 6'5", 5th-Sr. (Signed)- Originally from Toronto, Eleeda played the last two seasons at Eastern Kentucky where he carved out a role as a shooter. In 20-21, Eleeda averaged 4 points and 2.4 rebounds in close to 19 minutes per game, including 14 starts. In 45 D1 games. he's made 30.1% of his 186 three-point attempts, taking just 10 two-pointers. He's a good enough rebounder (11.7% career DR%) to help in that area as well. If you're looking for a comp; his game is similar to that of Merrimack's Devin Jensen. He'll knock shots, grab some boards, and take care of the basketball.
Mike Iuzzolino, Jr., 6'1", Fr. (LOI)- The son of former SFU great and NBA player Mike Iuzzolino, junior is a high-level shooter known for his work ethic and competitiveness. Senior is on Andy Toole's staff at Robert Morris, and the Colonials had extended an offer to Iuzzolino, who prepped at First Christian in Pittsburgh. He also had an offer from Sacred Heart.
Ben Callahan-Gold, So., 6'7" (VC)- A high-level shooter, Callahan-Gold played at Tulane this past season, where he was a preferred walk-on. An NYC native who prepped at Northfield Mount Herman, BCG payed just five minutes across 4 games for Ron Hunter. Defense can be a struggle for Callahan-Gold, who will be a walk-on at Bryant. He's also the son of comedian Judy Gold.
Max Zakheim, Fr., 6'0" (VC)- A point guard who played at Canterbury School this past season, Zakheim is a crafty lefty who can do a little bit of everything. Originally from New Jersey, he was a 2020 All Jewish Hoops America 1st Teamer. Walk-on.
Mike Marshall, Jr., Fr. (VC)- Marshall played at Thayer Academy where he displayed impressive hops which allows him to finish at the rim. Walk-on.
Liam Dunfee, Fr., 6'5" (VC)- A product of Governor's Academy, Dunfee provides size and skill. Walk-on.
Joshua Ozabor, Fr., 6'5" (VC)- Originally from South Africa, Ozabor prepped at IMG Academy, He is a long athlete who can shoot it. Walk-on.
Michael Green III, Jr.,- A 2nd team All-NEC player, MG3 averaged 16 points and 4 assists as a sophomore. Is headed to play for former NEC program Robert Morris.
Nathaniel Stokes, Jr., 6'8"- After playing sparingly as a freshman, Stokes became a key part of the rotation last season averaging 3.4 points in 16.6 mpg. He's headed to Coppin St.
Luke Sutherland, Jr., 6'7"- Sutherland played his first season at Siena (just 7 games). In his lone year at Bryant, he played just 33 minutes across 6 games. He'll play next season at D2 Le Moyne.
Melo Eggleston, Sr., 6'8"- A former top-100 recruit who played at Wake Forest and Arkansas St., Eggleston started the first game of the season at Syracuse but missed the rest of the season with an Achilles injury.
Nick Crocker, Sr, 6'10"- A big who began his career at D3 Bridgewater State, Crocker averaged 10 points and 6.5 rebounds at BSU before walking-on at Bryant. He appeared in just 4 games in two seasons in Smithfield.
Darius Guinn, Jr., 6'7"- Versatile wing came to Bryant from Central Wyoming College (JUCO). Did not appear in a game, and is transferring to Alaska-Anchorage.
Dren Dedushaj, Sr., 7'2"- A walk-on, Dedushaj did not appear in a game for the Bulldogs in 20-21.. In his first two seasons in Smithfield, he appeared in 19 minutes across 12 games, scoring 4 points.
On July 1, Wagner announced that Alex Morales, Elijah Ford, Will Martinez, and Nigel Jackson would all be returning for a 5th season of eligibility.
On 6/4, Wagner announced the signings of their 5-man recruiting class.
Jahbril Price-Noel, Sr., 6'7" (Signed)- Price-Noel comes to Staten Island after playing three seasons for Damon Stoudamire at Pacific. A "big wing", Price-Noel had a rough junior season during which he made just 9 of 34 from three (26.5%), which correlated with a 40.7% eFG%. However, as a sophomore, he shot 44.7/45.5/79.2 in a little over 15 mpg, putting up a 114.4 O-Rating on 18.3% usage. A native of Scarborough, Canada, Price-Noel prepped at Southwest Christian Academy (AR) and had a number of offers including Virginia Tech, Kansas St., Drake, Richmond, and Vermont. Despite being listed at 6'7" 215 lbs., Price-Noel doesn't really profile as a frontourt player; his career DR% is just 12.3%, and his offensive game is perimeter oriented. He does provide versatility on the defensive end, and should be able to defend smaller wings and provide a bit of rim protection (.1.2% block rate last season). Chose Wagner over UC Riverside, Hawaii, Utah St., Drake, St. Francis-Brooklyn, Youngstown St., UW-Milwaukee, and Merrimack.
Raekwon Rogers, 5-Sr., 6'8" (Signed)- A 6'8", 230 lb lefty big, Rogers played four seasons at D2 Henderson St., scoring over 1,000 points and grabbing over 500 rebounds in his career and earning 1st-team All Great American Conference this past season thanks to averaging 14.5 points and 8 boards per game for an 11-9 HSU squad. Rogers doesn't stretch the defense (just 2 for 5 from deep in 20-21), but shot 61% from the field and 76% from the charity stripe (71 for 93). He also averaged nearly 1 block per game. Rogers was highly coveted after he entered the Transfer Portal, earning offers from Youngstown St. and Ball St., and hearing from schools such as Abilene Christian, Little Rock, Illinois St., and Georgia Tech.
Ashton Miller, So., 6'5" (enrolled)- A 6'5" wing, Miller sat out this past season after playing his freshman year at Duquesne. Miller appeared in 23 games for the Dukes (1 start), averaging a little over 9 minutes per game, though he did miss time with a back injury. He profiles as a big wing, though he struggled from three (just 3 for 28), and coming out of high school he had offers from NJIT, Robert Morris, and Fairleigh Dickinson.
Javi Ezquerra, Fr., 6'2" (Signed)- A native of Puerto Rico who prepped at IMG Academy, one of the top prep teams in the country. Ezquerra is a true point guard and a major play-maker who can also shoot it from the perimeter.
Rob Taylor II, Fr., 6'7" (Signed)- A Brooklyn native listed at 6'7" 210 lbs., Taylor prepped at St. Mark's School (MA) where he really improved his stock; he's now ranked as the #23 player in New England (and the #2 NEC commit on that list behind Bryant's Jaylen Murray). Taylor is long and athletic, and profiles as a "small ball 4" thanks to his ability to handle the ball well for someone his size and ability to be a versatile defender. He also held offers from Robert Morris, Fairleigh Dickinson, Towson, and Boston University,
Zaire Williams, Fr., 6'2" (Signed)- A native of Brooklyn, Williams had a big weekend in mid-April at the NYC Invitational, playing for the NY Gauchos, that resulted in the offer from Wagner. Williams has good size for a guard and can really shoot it. He also held previous offers from Hofstra and Manhattan, and had some high major interest as a 2022 prospect.
Elijah Allen, So., 6'2"- Started 16 games as a freshman before missing the final three games due to an injury, averaging nearly 7ppg.
Chase Freeman, 5th-Sr., 5'11"- Freeman missed a large chunk of last season due to an injuries, but also saw his role diminished thanks to the emergence of DeLonnie Hunt. As a junior, Freeman played over 80% of the team's minutes. Committed to D2 Limestone.
Atiba Taylor, Sr., 6'4"- Originally starting his career at Youngstown St., Taylor never really found a role with the Seahawks. He played in 1 game as a junior before missing the rest of the season with an injury, and in 20-21 played just 61 minutes across 9 games.
DeAndre Wilkins, Jr., 6'11"- In two seasons on Staten Island, the big-man played just 90 minutes across 15 games.
Isaac Kante, Sr., 6'7" (Enrolled)- A 6'7", 240 lb. behemoth, Kante arrives on Long Island after earning 2nd team All-CAA honors at Hofstra last season where he averaged 13 points and 10 boards per game while putting up a 56.2% eFG%. Kante played two seasons for the Pride after beginning his career at Georgia, and showed an ability to score with his back to the basket, get the free throw line with frequency, and was one of the best rebounders in the league.
Tyree Pickron, Sr., 6'3" (Enrolled)- A combo-guard who can defend, Pickron arrives on Long Island after playing three seasons at Quinnipiac. A high school teammate of Wallace's at Archbishop Wood where he was the school's all-time leading scorer until this past season, Pickron's best season came as a sophomore when he averaged 4.1 ppg in 15.1 mpg. He struggled to shoot it during his career in Hamden, putting up a 25.5/25.4/50 shooting line (34.6% eFG%).
Karrington Wallace, Sr., 6'7" (Enrolled)- Wallace played three seasons at Central Connecticut, and is immediately eligible thanks to a recent NEC rule change. A 6'7" frontcourt player, Wallace started 27 games in his career, and as a junior put up a 54.3% eFG% (61.4% at the rim) to go along with strong rebounding rates (9.2% OR%, 18.3% DR%). Averaged 7.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game.
Andre Washington, Fr., 6'0" (LOI)- A point guard from Staten Island, Washington prepped at Williston Northampton School and had a few local offers; Stony Brook, NJIT, Manhattan, and Sacred Heart. He's a do-everything point guard who can make plays and shoot it.
Quion Burns, Fr., 6'6" (VC)- From White Plains, NY, Burns prepped at Lee Academy this past season where he improved his stock as a high volume scorer who can really shoot it and get buckets off the bounce. At 6'6", he should be able to provide rebounding from the wing position.
James Kamich, So., 6'10" (VC)- Originally from South Sudan, Kamich prepped at Proctor Academy, and after getting a couple of D2 offers, played last season at Snow College (JUCO). At 6'10", Kamich should provide some rim protection and rebounding. He averaged 2.1 points and 1.3 rebounds last season in 15 games, but did knock down 7 of 17 from three.
Jermaine Jackson, Sr., 5'10"- JJJ played for Detroit-Mercy in 2017-18, then played two seasons for the Sharks, averaging 12.7 points and 3.2 assists per game, including knocking down 35.3% of this three-point attempts. Jackson followed former LIU assistant Marlon Williamson to Central Michigan.
Virshon Cotton, Sr., 6'2"- A combo-guard, Cotton played two seasons at LIU after transferring in from Akron and sitting out 2018-19. As a RS-junior, Cotton veraged 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in nearly 30 mpg.
Jack Ballantyne, Sr., 6'9"- Like Jackson, Jr., Ballantyne left Detroit for LIU, where he averaged 3 points and 2.5 boards in 14.4 mpg across 42 games (5 starts). Signe with D2 Indianapolis.
Ousmane Ndim, Sr., 7'0"- In three years at LIU, Ndim averaged 7 mpg across 42 games (3 starts).
Mount St. Mary's
Andre Speight, a 6'4" wing, verbally committed back in September. Given that he's yet to officially sign, I've removed him from the prospective roster.
Jalen Benjamin, Jr., 5'10" (Signed)- Benjamin comes to Mount St. Mary's after playing two years at Alabama-Birmingham where he averaged 9.2 points and 1.6 assists in 21 mpg. As a freshman, he started 24 games and was a CUSA All-Freshman selection. Benjamin, originally from Raleigh, is a bucket getter, shooting 33% from deep (51 of 154) and is used to having the ball in his hands (23.8% usage rate). A drop down a level should help his efficiency (46.5% eFG% thanks to just 33% on mid-range jumpers), and I'd expect him to get the first crack at filling Damian Chong-Qui's shoes.
Elijah Elliott, So., 6'0" (VC)- A combo guard from Houston, Elliott played his freshman season at D2 Oklahoma Christian where he led the team in scoring (15.5 ppg), assists (4.4 apg) and steals (2.0 spg), while putting up a 39.5%/30.5%/59.2% shooting line and earning All-Lone Star Conference third team honors, as well as landing on the All-Freshman team. He had also heard from Southern Illinois, UTRGV, Incarnate Word, Niagara, and Southern.
Jaylin Gibson, Fr., 6'3" (LOI)- Gibson appears to be the proto-typical Mount guard; athletic, versatile, and physically mature, he's a good defensive guard with major toughness and an improving jump shot who should be able to handle either guard spot. Originally from Illinois, Gibson prepped at Legacy School in Houston, and chose the Mount over Chicago St., Detroit, Drake, and UW-Milwaukee.
Jedy Cordilia, Fr., 6'9" (LOI)- Originally from the Netherlands who prepped at West Nottingham Academy (Baltimore), Cordilia is an inside scorer with a soft touch around the basket, and an ability to be a rim protector. The big man had a number of high majors interested early on, including Boston College, Miami, Temple, and Virginia, and chose the Mount over Hofstra, Stony Brook, and Howard. He was injured his junior season, but should have an immediate impact.
Abedola Adebayo, Fr., 6'8" (LOI)- A big from Ft. Myers, Florida, Adebayo profiles as a rim protector and finisher around the rim.
Dante Bouchard, Fr., 6'0" (VC/Walk-On)- Bouchard scored over 2,000 points at Gloversville (NY) High school before doing a prep-year at IMG Academy. He had multiple D2 offers (West Virginia Wesleyan, Newman).
Evin Timochenko, Fr., 6'6" (VC/Walk-On)- Timochenko, who prepped at The Hill School, missed most of his sophomore and junior high school seasons due to a leg injury. Has some versatility on the offensive end with an ability to stretch the defense.
Damian Chong Qui, Sr., 5'8"- Earned 1st team All-NEC thanks to leading the league in assists (5.3 apg) and scoring 15.1 ppg. Headed to play for Purdue-Fort Wayne in the Horizon League.
Jalen Gibbs, Sr., 6'3"- Was the team's leading scorer (16.5 ppg) before hitting the Transfer Portal in December. He will head to Jacksonville St., which finished 4th in the Ohio Valley Conference last season.
Naim Miller, Jr., 6'4"- Averaged just 4 mpg as a sophomore, making just 2 of 11 from three.
Collin Nnamene, Sr., 6'9"- Nnamene appeared in 44 games across 3 seasons (7 starts), averaging 2.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.
Odri Dedolli, Graduated, 6'4"- Originally from Algeria, Dedolli played 4 seasons in Emmitsburgh, appearing in 24 games (33 minutes).
Quinton MIncey, So., 6'6"- In one season in Emmitsburg, Mincey appeared in just 3 games (5 minutes). Transferring to UMass-Lowell.
Merrimack announced its 2021-22 recruiting class here, which consists of three freshmen (including a walk-on) plus Northern Illinois transfer Tavon Jones.
Tavon Jones, R-Jr., 6'3" (Signed)- A versatile wing who last played at Odessa Junior College in 2019-20, Jones averaged nearly 14 point, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists as a sophomore. He enrolled at Northern Illinois this past season but did not play. Known more for his ability to get to the rim, he did shoot nearly 36% from three. Jones is originally from Linden, NJ where he was the 17-18 Home New Tribune Boys Basketball layer of the Year.
Nick Filchner, Fr., 6'7" (LOI)- Originally from Allentown, PA, Filchner was young for his grade through high school which is part of the reason why he prepped at IMG Academy. He's got size and skill and can really shoot the basketball.
Itay Moskovits, Fr., 6'4" (LOI)- Moskovits averaged 18.5 ppg last season in the Israeli National League, playing for Netanya, putting up a 47.3/34.4/82.8 line.
Joshua Chesney, Fr., 6'6" (LOI)- From Corpus Christi, Texas, Chesney ws committed to prep at South Kent before a big July put him on Merimack's radar. He was named South Texas Basketball Player of the Year, and provides versatility on both sides of the basketball.
Thomas Hall, Fr., 6'4" (LOI)- Joining the program as a walk-on, Hall averaged 14 points and 8 boards as Albertus Magnus High School.
Ethan Helwig, R-So., 6'3"- A sharp-shooter from Chicago, Helwig red-shirted as a freshman, then appeared in just 9 games this past season (32 total minutes).
Jaylen Davis, R-So., 6'3"- An NYC guard, Davis red-shirted as a freshman. In 20-21, he played just 5 minutes across 2 games.
St. Francis (PA)
It was reported back in February that Dixon-Conover and Flagg would return for a 5th year of eligibility.
SFU has updated its roster for 21-22 here.
Dan Henry, Graduated, 5'11"- A 4-year walk-on who appeared in 23 games in his career.
I've heard that Zach Radz will be graduating and moving on.
On June 30th, SHU announced two more additions to its recruiting class.
Dominic Mello, Fr., 6'2"(LOI)- A Massachusetts kid who prepped at St. George's, Mello comes with the reputation as a playmaker and dynamic scorer at the PG spot, with an ability to score at all three levels. He also had offers from Bryant and New Hampshire.
Raymond Espinal-Guzman, Fr., 6'9" (LOI)- Originally from Cranston, RI, Espinal-Guzman has been around the New England prep scene for three years; first at Marianapolis Prep, then at Woodstock Academy. He's a long and versatile forward who chose the Pios over Mount St. Mary's.
Najee Coursey, Fr., 6'5" (LOI)- Coursey, from New Jersey, did a Post-Grad year at 212 Sports Academy in Florida. He's known as a high level athlete who can finish at the rim and has a developing jumper. His best attribute may be his ability to defend 1-3.
Tanner Thomas, Fr., 6'6" (LOI)- Tyler's "little" brother prepped at Williston Northampton where he developed a reputation as a versatile scorer. More physical than his brother, Tanner is more of a "big wing" or "small ball 4".
Joey Reilly, Jr., 6'0" (signed)- Reilly was previously a walk-on at Holy Cross where he played in 17 games as a freshman (10..2 mpg), but just 3 as a sophomore. Reilly was the Hartford Courant and USA Today Connecticut High School Player of the Year, and profiles as a skilled guard with intangibles.
Zach Radz, Graduated, 6'2"- Radz was at SHU for 5 years, sitting out 19-20 due to an injury. His best season was probably in 17-18, when as a sophomore he averaged nearly 7 points and 4 boards a game. This past year he battled through injuries, playing a little more than 13 minutes per game in 11 contests.
A tweet from Hawkins back in March made it appear that he will return to Brooklyn. While there's been nothing officially announced, I've heard that Hawkins will come back.
I've also heard that Travis Atson, Yaya Evans, and Stevan Krtinic are all graduating and moving on.
There are five experienced transfers (Emilien, Hemphill, Cubbage, Haidara, and Wilcox) who should battle for playing time.
I could have moved Hemphill into the starting lineup, though that felt a little aggressive. I like his peripheral numbers (rebounding and assist rates) plus his ability to stretch the defense, but Stevanich had a solid season in his own right.
Cubbage's numbers above are from 2019-20 as he missed most of last season due to injury.
Michael Cubbage, 5th-Sr., 6'4" (Signed)- Originally from New Jersey, Cubbage first played JUCO ball at Paris Junior College before playing the last two seasons at Marist after taking a redshirt season. In 19-20, the combo-guard led the Red Foxes in scoring (9.6 ppg), rebounding (6.1 rpg) and assists (3.4 apg), playing 32.5 mpg for a team that finished 7-23 overall. Last season he scored 18/9/15 in his first three games before getting hurt at Canisius on December 12th and missing the rest of the season with a foot injury. He should compete for minutes at either guard position, with the potential for more if he become a more efficient shooter (he had a 35.2% eFG% thanks to making just 15 of 72 from three as a junior).
Patrick Emilien, Sr., 6'6" (Signed)- A long and rangy forward originally from Toronto, Emilien averaged 21 minutes (4 starts) for Western Michigan last season, scoring close to 5 points and grabbing 4 boards per game. The majority of Emilien's shots come from three (43 of his 70 shot attempts in 20-21), and he made them at a 32.6% clip this past season. He's a strong defensive rebounder who put up a 3.6% block rate, and could probably play either forward position.
Jack Hemphill, Sr., 6'9" (Signed)- A 6'9", 230 lbs. "stretch 5", Hemphill played three seasons at Boston University, which included a breakout season as a junior; 6.4 points, 3.4 boards, and 1.2 assists in 15.5 minutes of action per night, including 1 start. Originally from Raleigh, NC, Hemphill put up strong rebounding numbers in the Patriot League (8.6 OR%, 19.2% DR%), and last season had a 50.5% eFG%, including 15 of 45 from three, and also a 15.1% assist rate. He had also heard from San Diego, Valparaiso, Appalachian St., Liberty, George Washington, UNC Wilmington, Cal-State Fullerton and Pepperdine.
Bahaide Haidara, R-So., 6'6" (Signed)- After appearing in just three games in 19-20 before missing the rest of the season with a wrist injury, Haidara appeared in all 22 games this past season for George Mason, averaging 2.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in ~9 minutes per game. A "big wing" at 6'6" 203 lbs., Haidara, who hails from Montreal, profiles as a "small ball 4" offensively thanks to good rebounding rates on both ends of the floor, and should be able to defend 1-4 thanks to his athleticism and size (2.4% block rate, 3.8% steal rate).
Tedrick Wilcox, Jr., 6'6" (Signed)- A long wing, Wilcox played his first two seasons at D2 Dominican College. In 20-21, the Pawtucket, RI native averaged 15.4 points and 5.6 boards per game, putting up a 53%/47%/60% shooting line.
Kasper Suurorg, Fr., 6'6" (LOI)- Listed at 6'6" 190 lbs., Suurorg is a native of Estonia, where he played for Parnu this past season in the Estonian-Latvian League, which includes 5.6 points and 16 mpg in the Estonian Champions League.
Matthew Gonzales, Sr., 5'10" (VC)- Joining SFC as a walk-on, Gonzales last played on the Junior Varsity Team at D3 College of Mount Saint Vincent.
Travis Atson, Graduated, 6'5"- Atson started his career at Tulsa, transferred to Quinnipiac, then ended up at St. Francis-Brooklyn where he was the Terriers' 2nd best player last season. He averaged nearly 15 points and 7 boards, playing over 30 mpg.
Unique McLean, Graduated, 6'3"- McLean signed with an agent and will pursue professional opportunities. He averaged 13 points and 7 boards a season ago, playing 32 mpg.
David Muenkat, Transferred, 6'7"- Muenkat was a JUCO transfer who played nearly 40% of the team's minutes in his one season in Brooklyn, averaging nearly 6 points and 4.2 boards per night. Originally from Canada, he's transferred home to St. Francis Xavier University.
Yaradyah Evans, Graduated, 6'6"- Evans played 4 seasons in Brooklyn, averaging over 16.5 mpg over his last three seasons and starting 63 career games. Averaged 3.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in his career.
Stevan Krtinic, Graduated, 6'5"- A 3-year player for the Terriers, Krtinic started 13 games (12 in 2019-20). This past season, he averaged just 3.6 mpg across 12 games.
Jordan Williams, Sr., 6'4"- Williams played in 38 games across three seasons, averaging 6.4 mpg, including three starts (all in 2019-20).
Sebastian Lamaute, Fr., 6'3" (LOI)- A combo-guard with good athleticism and versatility, Lemaute was the Quebec CECEP 2019-20 Player of the Year and 1st-team All-Canada. He previously committed to play at McGill University in Toronto, which did not play in 20-21 due to the pandemic. In FDU's release regarding his signing, Greg Herenda said: "We are very fortunate to have Sebastian coming to our program to take over the point guard position,"
Ray Ford, Fr., 6'3" (LOI)- A tough combo-guard from Jersey City, Ford went to Saint Peter's Prep. He can score in a variety of ways, defend 1-3, and rebound well for a guard.
Oscar Berry, Fr., 6'4" (LOI)- A shooter out of Australia, Berry prepped at IMG Academy and combines length with an ability to knock down shots from the perimeter.
Ibrahim Wattara, Fr., 6'5" (LOI)- A high-level athlete, Wattara profiles as a "small ball 4" with the potential to be a true wing as his jumper develops. He's a Bronx kid who prepped at Springfield Commonwealth.
Anquan Hill, Fr., 6'9" (LOI)- A 6'9" big out of Philly, Hill is a projectable big who can stretch the floor and defend the rim. He had previous offers from Bryant and Mount St. Mary's, as well as Bowling Green.
Ansley Amanor, Fr., 6'7" (LOI)- A wide-bodied 6'7" big from nearby Our Savior Lutheran, Amanor combines shooting with size and strength.
Jahlil Jenkins, 5th-Sr., 6'0"- A 2-time All-NEC 2nd teamer, Jenkins averaged 16.8 points and 4 assists per game this past season. He will head to Stony Brook for his 5th season.
Elyjah Williams, 5th-Sr., 6'7"- Operating as a "point forward' at times, Williams averaged 13.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game on his way to earning a spot on the All-NEC 3rd team. Williams is heading home to Evanston, IL and will play for Northwestern next season.
Brandon Powell, Sr., 6'2"- Powell was 4th on the team in scoring this past season at 8.2 ppg. As a sophomore he shot 44.1% from three, but that dropped to 24.2% in 20-21. He's committed to D2 Pace.
Callum Baker, Jr., 6'0"- Baker played both guard spots for FDU as a sophomore, averaging 6.3 points in a little over 22 mpg (9 starts). Shot 27 of 67 from three (40.3%).
Marc Dadika, Jr., 6'8"- Dadika appeared in 35 games across two seasons, including 1 start, aeraging a little over 5 mpg.
Oscar Okeke, 5th-Sr, 7'0"- In 3 seasons in Teaneck, Okeke averaged 4 mpg across 63 games.
Central Connecticut St.
Patrick Sellers was recently hired as the new head coach, replacing Donyell Marshall after five seasons.
In his Introductory Press Conference, Sellers implied that Newkirk, Krishnan, Ayangma, and Olamuyiwa would be returning. I had previously expected Ayangma to graduate and move on.
On 5/25, it was announced that Nigel Scantlebury would return after previously entering his name into the Transfer Portal.
On 6/2, CCSU announced 4 signings.
CCSUs roster has been updated to reflect the six returning players, with Tre Mitchell included.
Hegel Augustin, 5th-Sr., 6'3" (Signed)- A transfer from D2 Glenville St., Augustin averaged 21.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game for the uptempo Pioneers, putting up a 42.9/34.3/68.3 (53.4% eFG%) shooting line. Augustin played two seasons for GSU after attending Seward County CC for two years. He profiles as a "big guard" at 6'3" 190 lbs. who can score, rebound, and defend. Earned 2nd team All Mountain East, and also made the All-Tournament Team.
Jayden Brown, Fr., 6'8" (LOI)- Originally from Warwick, RI, Brown prepped at Tilton School in New Hampshire where he averaged 22 points, 9.5 boards, and 2.5 blocks per game. Brown is a skilled big who can play inside-out. His brother, Terrell, also prepped at Tilton and ended up having a solid career at Pitt.
Arian Dehnavi, Fr., 6'10" (LOI)- A 6'10" big from Montreal, by way of Iran, Dehnavi prepped at Jean-de-Brébeuf College where he averaged 11.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks, while shooting 58.3 percent from the field. In July 2020, Dehnavi committed to play for McGill University, one of the top college basketball programs in Canada, which did not play in 20-21 due to the pandemic. Dehnavi combines size (215 lbs. +) with a high IQ, ability to finish with either hand, and a willingness to be a passer. Had previous interest from Bradley, Georgia St., High Point, Longwood, and South Dakota.
Andre Snoddy, Fr., 6'6" (LOI)- The first recruit of the Patrick Sellers era, Snoddy is a high-level athlete who has a soft touch which allows him to finish at the rim (including off the bounce), and he rebounds the ball well. Known for his motor, as well as his ability to move without the basketball. Originally from Long Island, attended St. Anthony's and prepped at St. Thomas More. Snoddy also had an offer from Merrimack.
Trenton McLaughlin, Fr., 6'6" (LOI)- From Chandler, AZ, McLaughlin is a high-level shooter with size who averaged nearly 20 ppg and 5.7 rpg. He also had an offer from Northern Arizona, and gained notoriety for this.
Davonte Sweatman, Fr., 5'8" (LOI)- A point guard from Boston who prepped at Lawrence Academy, Sweatman is small in stature but makes up for it with impressive athletic ability. He Averaged 17 points, 4.1 assists, and 4.4 rebounds as a junior, earning All-ISL League All-NEPSAC.
Abdul Momoh, Fr., 6'7" (LOI)- An athlete with length, Momoh prepped at the Timothy Christian School in New Jersey where he averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds, blocks, and 5 assists per game.
Joseph Ostrowsky, Fr., 6'0" (LOI)- A combo guard from Michigan, Ostrowsky prepped at Cheshire Academy where he showed off his skills as a guy who can consistently knock down 3's and play with pace. Perhaps undersized at just 6'0", he makes up for it with heady play, and is praised as a winner. His brother, Jackson, plays football at Southern Connecticut State, and his dad, Chris, is a football coach currently on staff at Georgia Tech. Verbal Commits lists Ostrowsky as a non-scholarship player.
Justice Ellison, Fr., 6'5" (LOI)- A walk-on, Ellison was previously committed to play at Barton Community College. From Windsor, CT, Ellison prepped at Woodstock. His father, Shawn, played one season for UConn before finishing his career at Hartford.
Kyle Rocker, Fr., 6'2" (LOI)- Another walk-on, Rocker is from Lawrence, MA and prepped at Tilton School in New Hampshire. Scored over 1,000 points at Andover HS and was a member of the Boston Herald All-Scholastic team.
Jamir Reed, Jr., 6'4"- A versatile forward who had a really good freshman season before taking a step back as a sophomore. Averaged 4.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 27 mpg.
Greg Outlaw, Jr., 6'4"- Perhaps the most talented player on CCSU's roster last season, Outlaw led the team in scoring at 10.7 ppg and also chipped in close to 5 rebounds per game. Committed to Pacific.
Karrington Wallace, Sr., 6'7"- A three-year player for Donyell Marshall, Wallace averaged 7.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Will play at Long Island next season.
Xavier Wilson, Jr., 6'7"- Scored 7.3 points and grabbed 3.3 rebounds per game.
Myles Baker, Jr., 6'3"- Baker was 2nd on the team in scoring at 9.7 ppg despite playing just 20 mpg. A talented scorer who shot 35% from three. Committed to Eastern Illinois.