Per Report – USF Men’s Basketball adds another transfer

Posted: April 24, 2017 in Basketball
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If the reports are accurate, Coach Gregory has pieced together a functioning roster.

Per Joey Knight – It was reported on Monday morning that USF men’s basketball was getting another transfer, this time in center Nikola Scekic. If correct, this helps a major need for Coach Brian Gregory and the rebuilt roster. 

Scekic is a 7’1′ who started 37 games last year for Hutchinson CC, where he averaged 4.1 PPG, 2.2 RPG, and totaled 10 blocks in limited minutes. He started his collegiate career at New Mexico State before going to Hutchinson. Per Knight, it appears Scekic could be eligible right away and that is good news because the Bulls were lacking depth at center outside of Malik Martin who had to sit out all of last year. Using Knight’s roster that he has put together, this how the 2017 roster is shaping up. Please note, most of these names are from reports and are not official by USF so keep that in mind:

G Payton Banks, Gr-Transfer (Penn State)
G/F Justin Brown, Fr.
F Tulio Da Silva, R-So.
G Troy Holston Jr., R-Jr.
PG Stephan Jiggetts, Gr-Transfer (Fairleigh Dickinson)
G TJ Lang, Jr. (Auburn transfer)
F Isaiah Manderson, Sr.
C Malik Martin, R-Jr.
G Terrence Samuel, Gr-Transfer (Penn State)
C Nikola Scekic
F Alexis Yetna, Fr.

(note, TJ Lang, if reports are true that he is coming here, would have to sit out his first year due to transfer rules)

Let’s be honest, we really have no idea how this roster will actually do in 2017 or if this how its going to be once the season begins (no word on non-scholarship players either), but you have to commend Coach Gregory and his staff for at least (on paper), being able to put together a roster after everyone and their grandmother left. They have entered a nearly impossible task and have at least put together a group of players. There is so much work to do be done and this is just the beginning, but at least there will be potentially a team to take the court this year.

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