Friday, August 30, 2013

Knights Reveal 2013-14 Recruiting Class

I'll have more to say later but wanted to post the official press release now. Most of the names we are already familiar with, but there is at least one surprise at first glance -- Rich Austin, a senior transfer from Lake Erie. Here's the complete list in alphabetical order:

1. Rich Austin (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius)
2. Matthew Dogan (West Middlesex, Pa./West Middlesex)
3. Brandon Domenick (New Castle, Pa./New Castle)
4. Marcus Jones (Brantford, Ontario/Orangeville District Secondary School)
5. Aleksandar Malinic (Belgrade, Serbia/Morgan County, Ky.)
6. A'Darius Porter (Stockbridge, Ga./Woodland)
7. Girbran Smith (Nassau, Bahamas/Seton Academy, Ill.)
8. Tee Talley (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora)
9. Raphell Thomas-Edwards (Leicester, England/The Gateway School)
10. Nolan Woodward (Lasalle, Quebec/Champlain Saint-Lambert)

No surprises among the returnees: redshirt senior Robert Wilson, senior Rogerio Livramento, senior Brandon Emmitt, senior C.J. Oldham, senior Jabs Newby, junior Adam Blazek and sophomore Cory Bailey.

You can read the complete release here:
Gannon Men's Basketball Program Announces 2013-14 Recruiting Class


  1. We have a football team and six subs! I expect several freshman will redshirt or we'll have to buy more uniforms and several players will sit in the second row!

  2. Freaking nuts. I was expecting 6-7 range...not 10 new players. Not sure what exactly to think.

  3. I think there is at least one surprise with the returnees. To me, the biggest surprise, Rogerio. After starting like a game or two, dude played what? 20 minutes the rest of the season? Really thought he'd go elsewhere. But hopefully that is a sign of his dedication and passion and lack of ego. He couldn't it cut it on the floor most of the time and it showed. Maybe he realized that and has worked and improved.
    The only other surprise could be Bailey returning. With the # of recruits they brought it, I thought he might not get a spot, but glad he did!

    This really is not a lot of players, as Gannon usually has had 15 rostered players in the past years. But I do agree, there will be at least 2 redshirts, if not more depending on how redshirt rules work. I'd imagine Dogan and/or Domenick may be among the redshirts.