POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Marist men's basketball coach Chuck Martin announced to the additions of Daye Kaba and Javon Parris to the team on Friday. Kaba is a transfer from Boston College who will serve his NCAA-mandated year in residency during the 2008-09 season, and then will have two years of eligibility remaining. Parris will have two years of eligibility beginning this season.
Daye Kaba - 6'3" / 215 - Guard - Our Savior New American / Boston College - Ridge, N.Y.
Well, today marks the beginning of the Spring Signing Period, and many fans are awaiting the decision of guard Tyreke Evans. The explosive prerimeter player is said to be leaning in the direction of Memphis, and that's who I'd expect him to sign with due to the departure of Derrick Rose. But the school with the most going on in recent days has to be Marist, who will any day be gaining a head coach, but they've already lost two players.
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Well, another season is in the books, and it was a quiet postseason for metropolitan area schools as only Rider played in a postseason tournament. Alas, their season ended in the CBI with a loss at Old Dominion, but that shouldn’t take away from a season that saw them finish one game away from an NCAA Tournament bid. The injury bug, something that the Broncs didn’t have to deal with all season, came up and bit them during the MAAC Tournament, but they got to the final nonetheless.
ALBANY, N.Y.- On paper, the matchup between conference co-champion Rider and last-place Canisius looked like an absolute snoozer. The Broncs, in sweeping the Golden Griffins, won the two games in blowout fashion. The second of which was a 102-51 whipping that underscored just how bad Canisius has been all year. But a not so funny thing happened: Canisius didn't fold.
Team of the week: Wagner
Results: W 77-62 @ Monmouth, W 60-59 vs. St. Francis (PA)
4. Marist (2006-07 Record: 25-9, 14-4 MAAC)
Head coach: Matt Brady
Returning Starters: 2- G/F Ben Farmer (senior): 6-5, 193; F/C Ryan Stilphen (senior): 6-8, 222.
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