Monday, September 19, 2011

St. Peter's Men's Recruits Should Help

Here's another, the final one for men's programs, in the series looking at incoming players to conference teams.

Up now ...


- Lamin Fulton, 5-9 point guard, Neumann-Goretti H.S., Philadelphia.

He averaged 15.5 points per game as a high school senior as his team finished 27-4 and won Pennsylvania's Class AAA state championship.

- Chris Prescott, 6-2 junior guard, transfer from Saint Joseph's.

Prescott played two seasons at St. Joe's. As a sophomore there in 2009-10 he started 12 games, averaged 4.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game.

- Karee Ferguson, 6-7 junior forward, transfer from Lincoln (Ill.) Trails Junior College.

He averaged 16.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this past season.

- Markese Tucker, 6-5 redshirt freshman, Trenton Catholic H.S.

Tucker attended Saint Peter's this past season, but red-shirted and did not play.

- Desi Washington, 6-2 sophomore guard, transfer from Delaware State.

Washington played one season at Delaware State, averaging 13.1 points per game. He made 70 3-pointers, exactly half of his made field goals. He will redshirt this year, as per transfer rules, and be eligible to begin playing in 2012-13.

Gaetano Spera, 6-11 center, Scientific High School, Marigliano, Italy.

No stats on Spera are available.

ANALYSIS: Only Canisius lost as many key players as Saint Peter's, which used a savvy, veteran lineup to win this past season's post-season conference tournament and advance to the NCAA's. The Peacocks, though, seem to have adequate reinforcements. Prescott should be a ready-to-go standout in the conference and could be among its top point producers this season, an the team will nee his offense. Fulton, a highly touted point guard, is likely to get into the playing group early if not start. Ferguson is also a candidate to start, particularly since the team lost two front-court standouts (Ryan Bacon, Jeron Belin) to graduation. Tucker, a true wide body at 6-5 and close to 250 pounds, could also bring some inside toughness and get into the playing group early. There isn't a lot known about Spera, although internet highlight clips show that he has a smooth offensive game inside of 15 feet. He is likely a project that will develop as his career goes on.

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