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[best rpg]Masiello Adds Three For Next Year

Update time:2021-07-10 18:17Tag:

  Riverdale, NY?– Manhattan Head Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Masiello has announced the addition of transfers E.J. Damberville (Dorchester, MA / Florida Southern), Jose Perez (Bronx, NY / Marquette) and Josh Roberts (Troy, AL / St. John’s)?for next season.

  Damberville Capsule (6-3/195) – Guard

  * Damberville played his first three years at Florida Southern, and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

  * Earned Sunshine State Conference First Team honors a year ago, after averaging 16.3 ppg, 13.0 rpg and 2.9 apg.

  * Hit for double-digits in scoring and in rebounding nine times, while posting eight double-doubles.

  * Shot 51.9 percent from the floor, 52.6 percent from deep and 80.6 percent from the line.

  * Helped lead the Moccasins to the Sunshine State Championship game in 2020-21, averaging 15.7 ppg, 11.7 rpg and 4.3 apg in the conference tournament.

  * Two years ago as a sophomore, averaged 11.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 1.8 apg.

  * Played a postgraduate year at Woodstock Academy with rising senior Elijah Buchanan.

  Masiello on Damberville

  ”We are extremely excited about E.J, as he brings a dimension to us as a high-level elite shooter that fills a major need for our team. He’s also an old-school throwback that lives in the gym, and physically he rebounds ball at a high level and can affect the game in a lot of different ways. We love his mentality, as E.J. is one of the hardest working young men I have ever come across and think he is going to be a big addition to our program.”

  Perez Capsule (6-5/220) – Forward

  * Perez played this past year at Marquette after transferring from Gardner Webb, and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

  * For his career, Is averaging 13.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 3.0 apg over 66 games.

  * As a sophomore in 2019-20, notched 15.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 4.2 apg.

  * Helped lead Gardner Webb to the 2019 Big South Championship.

  * Scored a team-best 19 points in the NCAA Tournament against eventual champion Virginia.

  * Named First Team All-Big South by HoopsHd.Com after posting one of the best all-around campaigns of any freshman in Division I Basketball.

  * Ranked second on the team with 15.1 ppg with a team-leading 5.7 rpg and 3.0 apg … Broke the Gardner-Webb single-season freshman scoring record for the Division I era with 526 points

  Masiello On Perez

  ”Jose is a proven commodity at the mid-major level from his time at Gardner Webb, going to the NCAA Tournament along with a tremendous amount of individual success. He is a guy that can score at all three levels, and his basketball IQ is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. However, the thing that stands out the most to me about him is his mentality. Every time Jose steps on the court, he has an expectation of winning and he wants to win at all costs. That is something that helps us, and changes our locker room for the better. Jose will have a direct effect on the court thanks his talent and IQ, but he will also really affect our psychology and mentality of how to win and that is something that is invaluable, and we are really excited to bring the Bronx native home!”

  Roberts Capsule (6-9/220) – Forward

  * Roberts played his first three years at St. John’s, and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

  * As a sophomore in 2019-20, ranked among the BIG EAST leaders with 5.8 rpg (12th) and 1.5 bpg (4th), while adding 5.0 ppg.

  * Shot 53.7 percent from the floor, while registering double-digits in scoring four times and on the glass on three occasions.

  * Last season, averaged 2.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg while shooting a team-best 64.4 percent from the floor.

  * Scored a career-high matching 16 points with eight rebounds against No. 18 Seton Hall, after setting the standard against UMass at Mohegan Sun.

  * Member of the 2018-19 St. John’s team that qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

  * Played his prep ball at National Powerhouse Montverde Academy under the guidance of Kevin Boyle.

  Masiello on Roberts

  ”Josh is an athletic big that is a terrific floor runner and has established himself in a very competitive BIG EAST. He brings a level of physically and depth to our team that we needed. Josh has already established himself as a terrific defensive player, and we look forward to working with him on his offensive skillset?and helping him improve on a daily basis. I am extremely excited about his humility and eagerness to get better every day. His attitude will determine his potential as the sky is the limit for that young man.”

  The three student-athletes join a team that returns 88.0 percent of its scoring, 78.7 percent of its rebounding and 92.8 percent of its assists in 2020-21.

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