Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Man Of His Word

Back in July when Gannon announced the first portion of its 2011-12 recruiting class, GU SID Dan Teliski wrote in the press release, "Additional recruits are expected to be announced following the start of classes in early September." I followed up with Teliski today to ask if info was available yet on the rest of the recruiting class. Dan let me know that we should expect some info in -- guess when? -- early September. He did confirm that there's no way in the world Javaris Crittendon suit up for the Knights this season.

Some folks might be counting down the days 'til the NFL season opener. I'll be holding my breath for Teliski's press release.


  1. I don't of yet his name but there is a yet to be introduced transfer in the gym. A skinny 6-7 or 6-8 of avg. ability.

    The "Russian" looks to be a pretty good outside the box shooter.

    Furno is present but not playing in any of the pick up games. Mostly shoots and runs on his own. So my guess is his shoulder still is under rehab for he would not be touching a bb for months if he had recent major shoulder surgery. I guess not having surgery is good for if he did he would have been out for the season but concerning still since he has been rehabing the shoulder for 4-5 months already.

    Jim - Maybe you could ask Dan what is up with Furno.

  2. Hey Jim, glad to have found your blog, looking fwd to reading more of Gannon Basketball in the future, I can add on more about the "skinny" kid with avg. Ability is named Dytanya Johnson nicknamed "Bubby" he is 6'8" legit- (still growing) of course, lol, tough player with tremendous basketball IQ, yes he is not a 6'8" slasher, but he is very quick on Def. Very quick first step, he can drive to the hole on most man on man situations. He has his flaws. Being "avg. Ability" but, he is a proven winner and does the odd stuff you need to succeed on the floor, excellent communication skills, just a coach on the floor, I like the fact that he and Steph Battle, has great chemistry already established (look for back door passes ending in dunks) like that pluse, it is better than a minus. *smile* I can go on and on, so much to say, but his game will speak for itself, excited to see GU basketball, can't wait to be part of this Passion! Now if I can only get a few of those front row cushioned seats for me and the Mrs. Haha see yall at the game, I'll be the loud guy yelling at the refs. When the mess up. LOL.

  3. From NJIT web site:

    #15 Dytanya Johnson
    Position: F
    Height: 6-7
    Weight: 205
    Class: Freshman
    Hometown: Waldorf, MD
    High School: Thomas Stone
    Previous School:

    Known to family, friends and teammates as “Bubby”, he is a post player noted for his on-court toughness, particularly in the areas of defense and rebounding.

    2010-11: Played in 25 games, including 11 starts. ... scored career-high nine points (vs. NYU-Poly 11/15; at Rutgers 12/1). ... third on the team in blocks (10).

    Prior to NJIT: Excelled in both basketball and football at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, MD, which is about 25 miles south of Washington, DC. He is projected as a 4/5 (power forward/center) in college … His teams reached the Maryland 4A Final Four in both his sophomore and junior seasons and then they changed classifications and played in the 2010 3A state championship game on the campus of the University of Maryland in March … According to, he averaged 10.8 points, 13.3 rebounds, and nearly 3 blocks per game, while making 60 percent of his shots from field and 70 percent at the foul line, as a senior on a team that finished 23-2, with the second loss coming in the state championship game … according to, he was the 2nd-leading high school rebounder in Maryland. Playing in 24 games, he produced double-figure rebound totals 23 times, with a high of 19 (vs. Leonardtown HS), along with a pair of 18-rebound games and one of 17 … also had at least one blocked shot in every game and blocked 5 shots in 3 games, including the state title matchup against Milford Mill HS, a game in which he also grabbed 12 rebounds. He ranked 12th in the state in blocked shots, according to … He had 14 double-figure scoring games as a senior, with a high of 18 points in his team’s state semifinal win. … A defensive end/tight end in football, he received recruiting interest from Football Championship Series (formerly known as Division I-AA) programs such as Delaware and Rhode Island … captain of the Stone basketball team and was all-conference in both of his sports, receiving the honor his last two seasons in basketball … his AAU basketball team was Team Takeover.

    Personal: Dytanya Lafeyette Johnson ... son of Lisa Johnson and Renard Washington ... plans for a major are undecided … born 5/2/92 in Silver Spring, MD.

  4. @ GUBBFWLR, whoa..glad I could be of help there, lol