according to the PSAC website) really intrigues me. Rogerio Livramento, a 6-foot-6 junior forward, apparently will transfer to Gannon from Division II juco power Community College of Rhode Island. What I think is most interesting about Livramento is that he graduated from high school in 2006 and then played briefly -- and I mean briefly -- for part of the next season at Division III Mitchell College before resurfacing four years later at CCRI.
I don't have any data on what he did for those four years, but we know he aged. I'm guessing that if he was 18 as a high school senior in 2006, he's right around 24 years old now. That would have made him a youngster on some of Tom Chapman's teams, but he's likely to be the oldest player on the Gannon roster if not all of the PSAC.
I usually list a new player's accomplishments in reverse chronological order because their most recent stats are most relevant. Let's look at Livramento instead from high school to now so we can follow his path to Gannon.
* Named 2006 Rhode Island Basketball Coaches Association (RIBCA) All-Division first team for Division 3 as a senior at Central Falls HS (Central Falls, RI)
* Led the Warriors to a 22-4 record.
* Click here for his Max Preps bio from '05-'06.
* Played just four games from Feb. 1-8, 2007 at Division III Mitchell College (New London, CT). It was very weird to look through all their box scores, not see Livramento's name for months, then see him on the stat sheet for a week, and then disappear for the rest of the season. It was like he had a 10-day NBA contract with a DIII team.
* Played 23 minutes, scoring 11 points for the Mariners.
* I'm not sure what changed in Livramento's life between 2007 and 2011 that caused him to leave college basketball, but if you want to hear how Justin Beiber's voice changed during that timeframe, just click here.
* Returned to college hoops in grand style, helping the Community College of Rhode Island to a 31-5 record and berth in the NJCAA Division II championship game last season. In that 70-60 loss to Mott Community College (Flint, MI) Livramento registered 13 points and 10 rebounds.
* He really stuffed the stat sheet for the Knights (yes, that's CCRI's nickname, too): 10.7 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 turnovers, 1.2 steals, 1.9 blocks. I'm most impressed with his play in the paint, averaging double-digit rebounds and blocking 63 shots in 32 games.
* Made 50% of his field goals and 61% of his free throws. Connected on 3-of-8 three pointers .
* Posted double-doubles in his final three games at the national tournament. Besides his 13/10 effort against Mott, he tallied 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. South Suburban College (Illinois) and 16/15 vs. Baltimore City. For his efforts, Livramento was named to the all-tournament team.
* Take a minute to check out the bracket from that NJCAA DII tournament. It looks less like a basketball tourney and more like an architect's schematic.
* This article details his exploits in an CCRI victory and includes this entertaining sentence: "The Knights were led by Rogerio Livramento (Central
Falls, RI) who had a crazy double-double consisting of 20 points,
including a 3-pointer, 21 rebounds to go with four emphatic blocked
shots while adding three steals and two assists."
* Not much on his CCRI bio page, but here it is.
* In this photo, I think Livramento is going for a rebound.