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Brooks Berry 6'6 210 West Virginia University

HISTORY

A veteran player who has appeared in more games than anyone else on the WVU roster. A versatile player who will become a more consistent scorer. One of the best pure shooters on team. Has shown steady improvement during his career. Has the ability to play the. One of the team captains for the 2000-01 season.

1999-2000: Started 16 games as a junior. Scored a season-high 16 against Bowling Green. Nailed a key three-point field goal and added two crucial free throws in a road win at Virginia Tech. Averaged 5.1 points and 3.0 rebounds on the season. Averaged 7.4 points during the Australian Tour over the summer.

1998-1999: Fourth on team in three-point baskets as a sophomore. Came off bench to spark WVUís upset of Syracuse with 14 second-half points, and finished with a career-high seven rebounds to go along with 16 points. Led WVU with 15 points at Villanova. Went 6-10 from field against Virginia Tech, including 4-7 from three-point range, scoring a career-best 18 points. 13 points.

1997-1998: Scored his first basket on a three-pointer in season-opening win over East Carolina. Scored a season-high eight points and grabbed five rebounds in a win Alabama A&M game.

High School: Two-year starter at Patrick Henry High in Roanoke where he averaged 14 points, six rebounds, four assists as a senior. Earned first team all-district and all-region.

EVALUATION:

Throughout his time at West Virginia Berry has been an intregal part of their success. His senior year will be his opportunity to shine. He has steadily improved his stats throughout his career and is a versatile player. He can pass the ball with the best of them, while being able one of the best shooters on the team. What Brooks Berry brings to the table is intensity, intelligence, and a willingness to do whateever needs to be done to win the game. Berry has the ability to play professional basketball, the best place for him to play would be in the IBA or overseas.

Durelle Brown 6'7 220 Manhattan College

Evaluation

Selected as a pre-season first team All MAAC by The Sporting News. Brown is by far the best player for the Jaspers. He has the ability to post up down low and score inside, hit the perimeter jump shot, and defend both bigger and smaller players. He shoots close to 55 % from the field and is one of the league's top returning scorers and rebounders. He is an NBA sleeper pick, but would be better off playing in the IBL, IBA, or overseas for a year to develop his game. Any international team would be hard pressed to find a better player at this level of Division I.

GERRY CROSBY 6'5 205 Monmouth University

HISTORY:

Solid defense of player. Has good speed and shooting range. Will push for playing time after playing well on Monmouth's trip to Europe.

1999-2000: Played in 27 games and averaged 15.2 minutes 5.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. Added 26 assists and 21 steals on the season. Shot .452 (57-of-126) from the field.

MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y. Averaged 13.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.7 assists in his two years. Earned all-region and All-Western New York Athletic Conference honors both seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at R.B. Chamberlin High School. Led squad to district and sectional championship as a senior. Voted RBCHS Most Valuable Player and first-team all-conference in his final season.

EVALUATION

A good outside shooter who has improved since he arrived at Monmouth. Has the strength to play the small forward and the quickness to play the shooting guard. He would be a good player for several teams in Europe. Additionally, he could play in the IBA.

Richy Dominguez 6-5 200 St. Francis College (NY)

EVALUATION:

Dominguez ia an excellent all-around player. He has the ability to play four different positions at this level, but will play a small forward professionally. He is an excellent shooter and goes to the basket strong. He is half, with Steven Howard, of one of the top scoring duos in the nation. Additionally, he is a good defender and one of the Terriers top rebounders. Dominguez has the ability to play professionally, and he will more than likely play for an international team and have a very solid career.

Reggie Garrett 6'6 195 Seton Hall University


HISTORY:

Team captain for 2000-01 Pirates. He is the only senior on the squad. He is an outstanding athlete who runs the floor well provides, is an excellent passer, and hastremendous leaping ability. He will provide the team with valuable minutes in the frontcourt off the bench.

1999-2000: Saw action in a reserve role in 21 games. Averaged 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds. Scored a career-high 11 points in 10 minutes in victory over West Virginia.

1998-1999: Played in 29 of 30 games. Averaged 1.1 ppg and 2.3 rpg. Recorded a career-high 11 rebounds in win over West Virginia, while playing a career-high 35 minutes.

1997-98: Appeared in 29 games (with two starts), and averaged 14 minutes per game. Hit 47.4 percent from the floor, second-best on the team. Averaged 2.2 points and 1.6 rebounds. Scored eight points vs. Alaska Anchorage, hitting 3-for-6 from the floor (2-for-3 from 3-point range).

High School: Group III All-State First Team selection by the Newark Star-Ledger as a senior. Earned honorable mention All-America selection by USA Today. Named Player of the Year by the Bridgewater Courier-News for two straight years. Two-time All-Somerset County First Team selection by the Star-Ledger and Courier News. Averaged 16.4 points, 12.0 rebounds and four blocked shots as a senior. Named Player of the Year in Somerset County. Led Franklin to a 22-3 record, the county tournament title, and the championship in the Delaware Division of the Skyland Conference. Franklin was 63-11 in his three years on varsity, as he concluded his career with 945 points. Earned first team All-State honors in the high jump after winning Meet of Champions with a leap of seven feet. He was also an All-Somerset County football player.

EVALUATION:

Reggie is an excellent athlete who should play overseas when he improves his perimeter skills. He can hit the open shot and has good ballhandling skills. He has the size of a perimeter player with the heart and determination of an inside player. Reggie is a solid backup inside player who does a good job defensively in the post, though he is forced to play players who are bigger and stronger than he is. He will become a much better player after he gradutes and plays the 2 or the 3 spot more, something he is unable to do at Seton Hall due to their quality depth at the perimeter positions.

Ricardo Greer 6-5 210 Pittsburgh


EVALUATION:

There is not a player in the Big East that is more important to his team. He leads the team in points, and is second in rebounding and assists. The older brother of Rutgers star Jeff Greer is without a doubt one of the physically toughest players in the Big East. He will battle for the boards and will dive on the floor for any loose ball. He has a good perimeter game, is a solid defender, and is the ultimate team player. He may get chance in an NBA camp, but more than likely he will play in the IBA, IBL, ABA 2000, or overseas. Anyone who signs him will be getting a great player.

Kevin Houston 6-4 210 St. Bonnaventure

HISTORY

The Bonnies will look to Houston for a significant contribution this season as an on and off-court leader. Transferred to St. Bonaventure from the University of Miami (Fla.) in the summer of 1999 and sat out the 1999-2000 season as per NCAA guidelines, but did practice with the team. Is known for a superb work ethic and quiet determination. Has good strength (335-lb. bench press) and athleticism (32-inch vertical leap). Spent two weeks last August with a team of college players which toured Italy and went 6-1 in games against all-star European teams.

1998-99: Played in 18 games and started six times for the 23-7 Hurricanes, who advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Averaged 7.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Averaged 5.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in Miami's two NCAA games. Scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in a win over Boston College.

1996-98: Played two seasons at the Kansas community college and established himself as a prolific scorer in those ranks. Scored 1,485 points over his two seasons, good for second place in school history. As a sophomore in 1997-98, averaged 23.5 points, 10.2 rebounds per game and shot 54 percent (307-563) from the field. His 893 points are a school record. Was named a first team junior college All-America and 97-98 Jayhawk West Conference Player of the Year. Led Seward to a 35-3 record and a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament semifinals. Averaged 33.5 points per game that year in the NJCAA Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: A second team All-City selection as a senior after averaging 23.0 points, 17.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Led John Jay to an 18-7 record. Averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior and was an honorable mention All-City pick.

EVALUATION

Houston is a flat out scorer, and is equally adept at playing on the perimeter as he is in the post. A extremely strong player who very rarely gets the ball taken away from him. Versatile enough to play either the 2 or 3 spot. Has shown solid defensive skills for Bonaventure, and the ability to guard either the 2 or 3. Houston has the talent to play in the NBA, but the only problem is that he may not have the exposure he needs to showcase his talents. He can play in the CBA, IBL, ABA 2000, IBA, or overseas for a top level team.

Reggie Jessie 6'7 215 St, Johns University

HISTORY:

1999-2000: In the CoSIDA Classic he had 10 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had three assists against Samford, and had 12 points and grabbed a tournament-high 17 rebounds, 10 of them defensive, against New Mexico. Jessie had another on of his solid performances against Stony Brook scoring 13 points, grabbing seven rebounds, and handing out five assists. Against Coppin State he played 35 minutes, scoring 12 points on six of nine shots from the field, with six rebounds (four offensive), four assists, and one steal. Against Virginia 15 points, a game-high 11 rebounds and five assists in an 85-63 win; it was his second double-double of the season. Scored 17 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out three assists in 29 minutes of action against St. Francis . Scored a career-high 19 points and added seven rebounds and five assists against Niagara. Named Big East Player of the Week for the week of 12/13/99. Handed out a career-best eight assists against Connecticut in an 82-77 win

1998-99: Played in 36 of 37 games last season and started 13. Averaged 5.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game; third on the team with 79 assists. Scored in double figures eight times and led the team in rebounding four times, in assists three times, and in steals four times. Set a career high with 17 points vs. top-ranked Connecticut. Recorded his first collegiate double-double, with 16 points and 11 rebounds, vs. Providence.

High School: Attended Bishop Loughlin High School, where he was a Top 100 recruit and a First Team All-New York City selection. He averaged 19.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game amassed over 1,400 points, becoming the leading scorer at Bishop Loughlin and surpassing SJU alum Mark Jackson. Led his 1995-96 and 1996-97 squads to the CHSAA Final Four.

EVALUATION:

Jessie is one of the best sixthmen and point forwards in the Big East. He can do whatever needs to be done for the team to win. Most teams do not have the luxury of having such a multi-talented player as Jessie. He is called on to do many things for the Red Storm. Throughout the course of the season he has been asked to be a point forward, a defensive stopper, and a scorer off the bench. All roles which he has done admirably. He can play professional basketball. It is just a matter of where. It could be the IBL, IBA, ABA 2000, or overseas.

Mike Kouser 6'7 230 Drexel University

HISTORY

1999-00: The teamís leader in scoring (15.9 ppg) and rebounding (9.2) as a starter in all 28 games. Kouser earned his second straight America East Conference Second Team distinction after leading the league in rebounding, ranking sixth in scoring and listing among the conference leaders in field-goal percentage (.413) and three-point shooting (.397). His three-point shooting percentage for the season ranks ninth all-time. He had a league-high 13 double-double outings and managed a double-figure scoring output in 24 of his 28 appearances, six times pouring in 20 or more. With 961 career points, Kouser is on target to become the 22nd 1,000-point scorer in Drexel Basketball history, and his 117 treys rank 7th all-time.

1998-99: The most improved player on the Drexel roster, he emerged as team scoring leader seven times, rebounding leader a team-best 17 times and assist leader twice. Nineteen of his 29 games were double-figure outings. He notched 10 or more rebounds on 12 occasions and established new personal standards in every category but rebounding. Kouser led team with 8.1 rpg average and was among leagueís top rebounders. He was third in team scoring (12.8 ppg), he put down 43 treys, second-highest total on team and recorded a team-high nine double-double outings. Eight of his last 17 outings were double-doubles. He averaged 14.6 points and 8.6 rebounds versus league opposition while shooting 48.9 percent and was named to the America East Conference Second Team.

1997-98: A starter in six of the 27 games. Kouser tallied his first career double-double versus Maine , with season highs of 14 points and 14 rebounds. He finished among rebounding leaders three times, he recorded two double-digit scoring outings and tied for second on the squad in rebounding (4.5 rpg). Kouser made the most of his 18.0 minutes of action per game and knocked down 12 three-point field goals while tallying 21 assists, four blocked shots and nine steals. He averaged 5.4 points-per-game.

High School: Kouser starred at St. Augustine Prep High School where he averaged 23.0 points and 12.0 rebounds-per-game. Mike was a two-time first team all conference and All-Parochial selection and a First Team All-South Jersey pick.

EVALUATION:

Though many people may not recognize his importance to a team, because he does not put up mind boggling numbers, he is as solid a player as there is in the American East. On no team in this conference will you find someone who could lead the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists except for Kouser. Not only does he have tremendous perimeter skills, but he likes to go inside and play physical in the low post. If a team in the IBA, IBL. ABA 2000, or overseas is looking for a tremendous all-arounf player this is the guy.

Arseni Kuchinsky 6-7 210 Fordham University

HISTORY:

Will provide Fordham with depth at forward. Has excellent range as proven by his 40.5% three-point field goal percentage last year. Gives the Rams depth on the bench..

1999-2000: Appeared in 28 games last year, starting one. Averaged 5.2 ppg and 2.2 rpg. Averaged 6.1 ppg and 2.3 rpg in Atlantic 10 games, also had 34 assists, 12 steals and nine blocks...Scored a career-high 20 points, hitting four of his seven three-point attempts, and added a career-best seven assists in a loss to Xavier.

1998-99: Appeared in 16 games, starting one. Averaged 1.2 ppg and 0.5 rpg..

EVALUATION

A European player who came to the United States to play for former coach Nick Macarchuck. Arseni is a good perimeter player who unlike many European players will go to the basket strong. He is a solid player who will more than likely end up playing in Europe once his eligibility is up.

Chris Rivers 6'6 215 Fairfield University

HISTORY

1999-00: Rivers began the year in and out of the starting lineup, before becoming a regular starter in the final 20 games. He tallied 10 or more points in 11 of 27 games, including two 20-point efforts. Perhaps his best game came against Marist College, tallying a career-high 24 points by making nine of 16 field goal attempts (5 of 8 three-pointers). He put together a four-game string early in the season, during which he averaged 13.8 points per game. He became one of the teamís three-point shooting threats netting 33 of 86 attempts.

1998-99: Rivers became the consumate bench players, often inserted for a dose of instant offense. He was the first forward off the bench in most instances. The sophomore led all reserves with a 7.0 scoring average. He enjoyed a great deal of success late in the season, averaging 9.3 points per game over the final 10 games, including five double-digit performances. He averaged 10.4 points per contest over the last five regular-season contests, including three games of 10 points or more. Rivers tallied a season-high 15 points against Rider and later surpassed that total with 17 markers in the regular season finale against Marist. His 10 three-point baskets was the fourth highest total on the team, hitting a season-high two against Rider.

1997-98: Rivers played in 23 of the teamís 27 games, all coming off the bench. In the regular-season finale, Rivers tallied 10 points. The 10-point effort was his third double-digit outing of the year. He also had a soft shot, hitting 49 percent of his field goal attempts. He shot 50 percent or better in 10 games, highlighted by his 80 percent against Canisius. He scored in all but five games, averaging 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds despite playing only nine minutes per game.

High School: At Middleburg High School. Rivers averaged a double-double as a senior, registering 22 points and 10 rebounds per game during the campaign. Rivers earned all-conference honors as well as all-county laurels in his senior year.

EVALUATION

Rivers has constantly improved through his three years at Fairfield. He Is instant offense off the bench with range beyond the three-point line. Can play either the small forward or shooting guard position. Rivers can definitely play in Europe. It is only a question of who will be lucky enough to get him.

Drew Samuels 6'5 200 Marist College

Evaluation

Samuels is one of the most improved players in the MAAC Conference. He has stepped up his production from a year ago, and is ready to become one of the premier players in the New York area. He can hit from the perimeter, take the ball to the basket, rebound with anyone though he is only 6'5, and most of all he can defend. Samuels has the talent to play professionally. He is probably best suited for the IBA or a team overseas.

Victor Thomas 6'7 205 LaSalle University

HISTORY:

1999-2000: Started all 28 games and averaged 16.2 points per game, continuing to improve his yearly scoring average. He also continued to raise his rebounding average, from 4.7 to 5.9 to 8.7. His 8.7 rebounds per game were the second-best total in the Atlantic 10. Scored in double-figures in 25 of 28 games and grabbed double-digit rebounds in 11 games. Named to the second team All-Philadelphia Big 5. Had one of his best games at Syracuse, scoring 17 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

1998-99: Started 27 of the teamís 28 games and was second on the team in minutes played with 1024. Played 34 or more minutes on 22 different occasions. Was second on the team in rebounds per game (5.9), rebounds(164), steals (29) and three-point field goals made (64). Finished third on the team in points per game (15.5), total points (435), blocks (19) and assists (42). Ranked second on the Explorers in points per game vs. conference opponents (15.8). Shot 9-15 from the field, tallied 22 points and grabbed six rebounds in a season-high 50 minutes of action vs. St. Josephís in La Salle's double-overtime win. Recorded four double-doubles in points and rebounds. Led the team in field goal percentage (.524) in conference games. Scored over 20 points in five contests, including 31-point performances vs. Howard and Duquesne on 1/6... Went perfect from the field (10-10), including a season-high six three-pointers vs. Duquesne in La Salle's 85-73 win. Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds vs. Massachusetts. Dished out a season-best four assists at St. Bonaventure. Blocked a season-best three shots vs. Drexel and Fordham. Registered a season-high four steals against Niagara.

1997-98: Played in all 27 games as a true freshman, starting 10 times, including the first eight games of the season. Ranked fourth on the team in scoring (11.3) and second in rebounding (4.7). Ranked sixth in the Atlantic 10 in three-point percentage (39.8%).

High School: Averaged 15 points, nine rebounds for St. John Neumann's Philadelphia Catholic League Championship team. Transfered from Northeast High where he averaged 27 points a game as a junior. Was First Team Philadelphia Daily News All-City and All-Catholic.

EVALUATION:

Thomas is a tremendous offensive player and has improved his scoring and rebounding every year he has been at LaSalle. He can score inside or outside and can play either the shooting guard or small forward position. He is a good defensive player who has the ability to play players who are bigger or smaller than he is. He has the ability to play at the next level and may be invited to some NBA training camps. So, without question he has the skill to play overseas, in the IBL, IBA, or the the ABA 2000.

Nate Walton 6'7 215 Princeton University

HISTORY

1999-2000: Played in 28 games, starting eight. Had 113 assists, fifth-highest single-season total in school history. Had more than twice as many assists as turnovers (113-56). Shot 50.9% from the field. Had nine assists against Monmouth in a game in which Princeton had a total of 14 baskets. Had at least five assists in 14 games. Had 14 points, 11 rebounds and five assists at Penn. Also had 14 points against UNLV.

1998-99: Scored 10 points on 4 for 5 shooting against North Texas> Sent UNC Wilmington game into overtime with tip-in at regulation buzzer. Had seven rebounds against UNC Wilmington. Had 21 points, 20 rebounds and 13 assists in five games after having 46 points and 59 rebounds and 26 assists in 27 games the year before.

1997-98: Played in 27 of 29 games. Had six points on 3 for 4 shooting with two rebounds and two assists at Harvard. Had four assists and three rebounds at home against Brown and had five rebounds and two assists against Manhattan.

1996-97: Played in 10 games, scoring 11 points and passing for three assists, all against Lehigh. Missed his first eight three-pointers before making three of his final four

High School: Was a four-year starter, first-team all-city as senior and junior, and city player of the year senior year. Was named first-team all-state as a senior and second-team all-state as a junior. Averaged 21.8 points, eight rebounds and five assists senior year and 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists as a junior year. Led the team to city championship with 27-3 record as a senior.

EVALUATION:

Rarely will you find a player in college or pro basketball who leads the team, or is among the team leaders in scoring, rebounding, and assists. But, this is what Walton does for the Princeton Tigers. He is one of the best passing forwards in the metro area. He also has a solid low post game and can play out on the perimeter. There is no question that he can play professionally if he desires, because Princeton regularly plays top flight competition and he has responded at every turn. He can play professionally overseas, and if he gets drafetd by the proper team maybe in the IBL or ABA 2000.