Men’s basketball team welcomes two recruits
August 24, 2010Tweet
Two freshmen guards will join four returning starters on the men’s basketball team this fall.
Signing to begin their careers at Binghamton are Robert Mansell (Laverock, Pa./Cheltenham High School) and KJ Brown (Sicklerville, N.J./Living Faith Christian Academy).
Mansell, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard, scored 1,215 career points at Cheltenham and chose Binghamton over Rider, Quinnipiac and Long lsland University. He averaged 19.8 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior, earning first-team All-Suburban One League American Conference honors for the second time. He became just the seventh player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau, joining his two older brothers who went on to star at Rider.
Brown, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound point guard, originally chose to play at Army before that program experienced a coaching change. Brown was a standout at Living Faith Christian Academy before spending last year at West Point Prep. He averaged 14 points and 5 assists as a junior and was a two-time all-state selection in New Jersey.
The pair join a cast of returnees that includes first-team America East all-star Greer Wright (15.0 ppg., 6.1 rpg.) and fellow senior starters Mahamoud Jabbi (6.8 rpg., 6.3 ppg.), Moussa Camara (10.7 ppg.) and Chretien Lukusa (7.1 ppg.). The return of 6-foot-9 junior center Kyrie Sutton (6.2 ppg.) gives head coach Mark Macon five of his top six scorers back from 2009-10.