Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Men's Basketball - Men's Basketball Welcomes Nine Additions To 2017-18 Roster

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - Bloomsburg University head men's basketball coach John Sanow has announced the addition of nine newcomers to the Huskies' roster for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The group includes six freshmen and three Division I transfers.
Myles Bunyon, Ethan Houston, Matt Kachelries, Nick King, Joel Santana, and William Warren will join the team for their first collegiate season after successful high school careers. Meanwhile, the Huskies will welcome Austin Harriott who spent one season at Loyola (Md.) and Khary Mauras who played a year at Old Dominion. The third Division I transfer, Hashim Moore, will be a graduate student after playing both basketball and football during his undergraduate career at Princeton University.

Bunyon, a 5-8 guard from Philadelphia, played his high school basketball at Valley Forge Military Academy where he averaged 17 points, six assists, and three rebounds per game while also being a four-year honor student. Last season, he was the Bicentennial Conference Most Valuable Player and earned First Team All-Conference honors. He captained the team to the most successful season in school history as it won the league title, the District 1 Championship, and the District 11/1 Regional Championship.

Houston, a 6-7 forward from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, played at Carlisle High School where he was an honor roll student. He averaged 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game and earned First Team All-Commonwealth Division honors and Second Team All-Sentinel accolades. Houston served as team captain last season as the team advanced to the 6A semifinals. He also played volleyball and earned Honorable Mention All-Commonwealth Division honors.

A native of Macungie, Pennsylvania, Kachelries played his high school basketball at Emmaus High School. The 6-1 guard averaged 16 points, eight assists, and five rebounds was finished his career as a 1,000-point scorer. An honor student during his career, Kachelries was the team's Most Valuable Player and captain as he earned Second Team All-Conference honors during his senior season.

King played his high school basketball at Freedom High School where he finished his career fourth all-time on the school's scoring list with 938 career points. Last season, the 6-3 guard from Easton, Pennsylvania, averaged 20.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 3.0 assists and earned All-Conference Second Team honors. He garnered Morning Call All-Area First Team and Lehigh Valley Live All-Area Second Team accolades. He finished his high school career with a 3.7 GPA and earned academic honors all four years.

Santana, a 5-11 guard from Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, played his high school basketball at Shenandoah High School where he was a two-sport star in football and basketball. He averaged 20 points, eight assists, and five rebounds per game and finished his career as a 1,000-point scorer. Santana led the team to the Schuylkill League Division III Championship last season. He was a two-time Second Team All-State selection and earned First Team All-Area, First Team Pottsville Republican, and First Team Standard Speaker accolades. Santana was also an honor roll student all four years.

Warren, a 6-6 forward from Philadelphia, played his senior season at Pennsbury High School after spending his first three seasons at Neshaminy. He averaged six points, five rebounds, and two blocks per game at Neshaminy before averaging nearly 10 points per game in his final season at Pennsbury. As a senior, he earned the team's Playmaker Award.

The Huskies will bring in three Division I transfers who will help add experience and depth to the lineup.

Harriott, a 6-4 guard/forward from Philadelphia, played one season at Loyola (Md.) after a stellar high school career at Hun School of Princeton. In high school, Harriott was an honor roll student and was a three-time All-League selection. He averaged 12 points, eight rebounds, and four assists during his senior season after averaging 14 points and six rebounds as a junior.

He saw limited action in his only season at Loyola (Md.), appearing in 16 games. He scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in six minutes per game.

Mauras, a 6-0 guard from Reading, Pennsylvania, played his high school basketball at Reading High School before playing one season at Old Dominion. Mauras was a 1,000-point scorer at Reading and became the first Reading High School athlete to win Player of the Year honors. He was a two-time Berks County All-Star including his senior season where he averaged 16 points, nine rebounds, and five assists. He led the team in rebounding and field goal percentage. He also played football and was a Second Team All-State selection at defensive back and was the Defensive Back of the Year. He led the county in interceptions as a junior.

At Old Dominion last season, he appeared in only three games and scored five points.

Moore, a 6-5 forward from Sunrise, Florida, played his high school basketball at The Hun School of Princeton before completing his undergraduate studies at Princeton University. He will pursue his Master's degree in information technology. Moore earned First Team All-League honors in his only season at The Hun School after playing three season at Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and one year at Plantation in Plantation, Florida. He helped The Hun School win the Mid-Atlantic Prep League after helping Cardinal Gibbons earn regional titles.

At Princeton, Moore played two seasons on the basketball team and spent his senior season as a backup tight end on the football team that won the Ivy League Championship. He appeared in 11 games on the basketball team and scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

The Huskies are scheduled to open the 2017-18 regular season on Friday, November 10 against Penn State Hazleton at the Nelson Field House. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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