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Siena Men's Basketball Player Profiles

Siena Men's Basketball Player Profiles

Following is the 2012-13 Siena men’s basketball roster:

Following is the 2012-13 Siena men’s basketball roster:

Center

IMOH SILAS (6-8 sophomore; Lagoes, Nigeria). As a freshman, sat out academic year in residence, per NCAA ruling; highly touted prospect out of Holderness School in Plymouth, N.H.; strong rebounder expected to bolster front line.

Forwards

O.D. ANOSIKE (6-8 senior; Staten Island; 15.0 ppg, 12.5 rpg). MAAC player of the year candidate led the nation in rebounding average last season; also an Academic All-America candidate; first-team all-MAAC last year had streak of 17 straight double-doubles, second longest in Division I in the last 15 years; 22 rebounds vs. Fairfield (2/5) were the most by a Siena player in 24 years; can face up or play with his back to the basket; 36.8 minutes per game ranked fourth in the MAAC; improved free throw shooter.

BRETT BISPING (6-8 freshman; Morton, Ill.). Versatile big man who will create matchup problems by playing on the perimeter; averaged over 17 points in leading Morton High to the regional finals as a senior.

TRENITY BURDINE (6-6 sophomore; Reading, Pa.). Suspended for the first three games for violating athletic department policy; missed all of last season with a foot injury; skilled wing player appeared in 31 games as a freshman; expected to defend at the top of Siena’s 1-2-2 three-quarter-court trapping press.

LIONEL GOMIS (6-8 soph­omore; Dakar, Senegal). As a freshman, sat out academic year in residence, per NCAA ruling; long, athletic shot-blocker and rebounder also runs the floor well; attended Blair Academy in New Jersey for three years.

MARCUS HOPPER (6-7 sophomore; Queens). Appeared in 21 games; in high school, helped Holy Cross reached New York City semifinals.

DAVIS MARTENS (6-9 junior; Cologne, Germany). Missed the 2011-12 season with a hip injury; big, athletic forward who is still learning the game and is a disruptive defensive presence; played in 30 games as a freshman; scored career-high eight points in wins over Georgia Tech and Iona that year.

Guards

RICH AUDU (6-3 freshman; Mississauga, Ontario). Cerebral guard who can score off the dribble and play up-tempo; played for Reg­ional Elite Development Academy with fellow Division I players Naz Long (Iowa State) and Martin Dixon Green (New Mexico State).

RAKEEM BROOKINS (5-10 sophomore; Philadelphia). Suspended for the first three games for violating athletic department pol­icy; missed all of last season with a back injury; started 25 games as a freshman, averaging 9.0 points in 31.6 minutes per game.

STEVEN CRUZ (5-6 junior; New York). Walk-on and fan favorite appeared in six games last year, making two free throws against Manhattan (1/14).

EVAN HYMES (5-8 soph­omore; Durham, N.C.; 13.4 ppg, 3.7 apg). With Brookins out for the season, had a breakout season as point guard, ranking fourth in the MAAC in assist average; started 28 games and averaged 36.9 minutes, ranking 24th in the country; small but quick guard ranked 10th in the MAAC and first on the team with 61 three-pointers.

CHRIS LEPPANEN (6-0 freshman; Troy). Walk-on from Christian Brothers Academy will be expected to play some minutes in the first three games, with Brookins suspended and Hymes nursing a sore Achilles’; led CBA to 2010, 2011 and 2012 Section II Class A championships.

RYAN OLIVER (6-3 freshman; Inglewood, Calif.). Good outside shooter who helped Northfield-Mount Hermon School (Mass.) win New England Prep School Athletic Conference AAA championship; Siena’s first Division I player from California; former Siena player

Geoff Walker was one of his assistant coaches at Loyola High in Los Angeles.

ROB POOLE (6-5 sophomore; Cherry Hill, N.J.; 7.0 ppg; 3.3 rpg). Skilled swingman with good range improved his three-point shooting in the offseason; will be called on to make threes to keep teams from double-teaming Anosike; played in all 31 games last year, with six starts; third on the team with 2.3 assists per game; scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds in MAAC quarterfinal win over Manhattan.

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