Thursday, September 26, 2013

Recruiting Report: Saint Peter's Men Bring In Eight

Here's another in the series looking at players joining conference teams for the coming season.

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- Vic Adams, a 6-3, 165-pound junior guard: He is a transfer from Dodge City Community College where he averaged 19.0 points per game this past season.

- Marvin Dominique, a 6-7, 215-pound junior forward: He transferred from Fordham and is eligible this season. He averaged 2.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game as a Fordham sophomore in 2011-12 and 4.5 and 5.6 as a freshman.

- Tyler Gaskins, a 6-5, 200-pound junior forward: He comes in from Lawson State (Ala.) Community College where he averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds last season. The year before that, at New Mexico Military JUCO he averaged 10.0 points per game. Over the past two years he has made 69-of-157 three pointers (44 percent).

- Kris Rolle, a 6-5, 215-pound junior forward: He comes in from Colby (Kan.) Community College. There, he averaged 10.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per game last season. His rebound average was fourth nationally on the junior college Division I ranks, the highest division for JUCO play.

- Jamel Fields, a 6-2, 175-pound junior guard: He was with Saint Peter's as a redshirt last season after transferring over from league member Fairfield. At Fairfield he averaged 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds as a sophomore and 4.7, 1.3 and 1.7 assists as a freshman.

- Quadir Welton, a 6-7, 220-pound freshman center/forward: He averaged 9.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game last season as a senior at Math, Civics and Science Charter School in Philadelphia.

- Howard Sellers, a 6-1, 165-pound freshman guard: He is a career 1,000-point high school scorer and averaged about 17 points per game as a junior at The School of Church Farm in Exton, Pa. No senior season statistics are available.

- Trevis Wyche, a 6-0, 165-pound freshman guard: He averaged 17.8 points and 3.6 assists per game last season as a senior at St. Peter's Prep School in N.J.

ANALYSIS: With eight newcomers, it's one of the largest incoming groups to the conference, and the Peacocks can use the help.Five of the players come in as juniors, either via transfer from other four-year programs of from the junior college ranks. And, that past college experience should help them make an easier transition to the MAAC. Fields has even been in the MAAC as an effective third guard at Fairfield as a freshman prior to having some injury issues diminish his role as a sophomore. He can play either guard spot and will be in the playing group. The Peacocks also need help in the post, and coach John Dunne believes that Dominique, a power forward, will be among the top five or six forwards in the league. Rolle is a little undersized as a 6-5 forward, but is a tenacious rebounder and will also help. Welton, who already has a college-ready build, is likely to be able to make some early post play contributions coming off the bench. Dunne's team also needed an influx of offense, and that appears to be coming, too.Adams and Gaskins are both very capable offensive players, and Fields can score a little, too, to help out returnee Desi Washington, last season's leading scorer. Even Sellers, an undersized shooting guard, can put up pints in a hurry. Wyche has the potential to be an effective point guard who also can score. He'll get every chance to get big minutes early, but if he's not ready right away Fields can swing over to play some point.

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