The United States Merchant Marine Academy men's basketball team released the names of 10 recruits that will be joining the Mariners this upcoming 2012-13 basketball season.
The incoming class will have large shoes to fill as Kings Point will be losing three key seniors to graduation this spring. The incoming group ranges in height from 5'10" – 6'8" and represents eight different states:
Name: Ht. Hometown/High School
Payton Ball 6'3" Hampstead, NC/Topsail High School
Scott Dennin 6'7" Gilbertsville, PA/Boyertown High School
Alex Dodane 6'1" Noblesville, IN/Culver Military Academy
David Gregory 6'2" Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional High School
George Hatzioannides 6'1" Oakland Gardens, NY/St. Francis Prep High School
Chris Jennings 5'10" Plantation, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Warren Manegan 6'0" Toyko, Japan /Yokota High School
Preston Padgett 6'1" Leavenworth, KS/Leavenworth High School
David Smith 6'4" Lakewood, WA/Bellarmine Preparatory High School
Andrew Williams 6'8" Lantana, TX/John Guyer High School
These freshman will be a joining a Kings Point squad ready to make an impact in the Landmark Conference. "We are very excited to add these 10 student-athletes to the Kings Point Basketball program next season," said Danny Nee, Head Coach of the men's basketball team at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. "This is a diverse group both geographically and athletically, and we look forward to integrating them with our solid returning core for 2012-13."
The Mariners will open their season on Friday, November 16th at the University of Rochester Classic.