A-Sun Commited

Kennesaw State (5)

1. Willy Kouassi | 6’10” | 220 | C | Auburn| Ivory Coast/Birmingham AL

Kouassi was a 2012 transfer from Auburn and redshirted last season. He will have three years of eligibility remaining starting in 2013-14.

For more on Kouassi, check out our scouting report from before the 2012-13 season.

2. Bernard Morena | 6’8” | 200 | SF | Auburn | Ivory Coast/Birmingham

Morena was a 2012 transfer from Auburn and redshirted last season. He will have three years of eligibility remaining starting in 2013-14.

For more on Morena, check out our scouting report from before the 2012-13 season.

3. Nate Rucker | 6’6” | 240 | PF/C | Northern Illinois/Southwest TN JC | Memphis TN

Rucker was a 2012 transfer from Auburn and redshirted last season. He will have 1.5 years of eligibility remaining starting in December of 2013.

You can read more on Rucker from our blog on his signing

We also caught up with Nate for an interview

About: Rucker played his freshman year at Northern Illinois where he played out of position due to the team’s only center quitting before the season started. He played through multiple injuries and still had an impressive freshman year. Due to a change in the coaching staff, Rucker transferred close to home and played a year at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He redshirted half of last season with KSU and will be eligible to play in December.


Commits to KSU
Frustrated Rucker leaving NIU
Hard Knocks
Signs with NIU



4. Tanner Wozniak | 6’5” | 195 | SG | Florida International U/JCJC | Belleair FL


About: Tanner is a former Parade All-American who committed out of high school to play for Isiah Thomas at Florida International. Following Wozniak’s de facto redshirt freshman year, Thomas was fired and Wozniak decided to play elsewhere. He attended Jones County Junior College for his sophomore year where he shot 41% from beyond the arc. Wozniak will have two years of eligibility at Kennesaw State starting in 2013-14.

Sophomore Highlights


5. Jordan Jones | 6’8” | 195 | SF | St. Francis/Furtah Prep | Atlanta GA


About:  Jordan will be a true freshman during the 2013-14 season. He played his senior year at St. Francis after transferring from Furtah Prep. He is a raw and athletic small forward that will likely redshirt his first year on campus.

East Tennessee St. (2)

Maurice O’Field | 6’5” | 185 | Shooting Guard | John Hay HS | Cleveland OH


Offers: Cincinnati, West Virginia, Cleveland St., Ohio

Interest: Southern California, Xavier

Atlantic Sun Interest: None (East Tennessee St.)


A.J. Merriweather | 6’5” | 185 | Guard/Forward | Jackson Southside HS | Medon TN

Committed to ETSU 10/13/12

Biggest Offers: Four total, two unknown

Best Known Schools with Interest: Unknown

Atlantic Sun Interest: Lipscomb (Offer), (East Tennessee St.)


Florida Gulf Coast (2)

Jordan Neff | 6’6” | 210 | Power Forward | North Cobb HS | Kennesaw GA

Committed 8/24/12

Biggest Offers: Wichita St.

Best Known Schools with Interest: West Virginia, UGA, Florida, Morehead St.

Atlantic Sun Interest: Kennesaw St. (Offer), Jacksonville (Offer), North Florida (Offer), Lipscomb (Interest), (Florida Gulf Coast)

247 Sports

Logan Hovey | 6’6” | 205 | Forward | Hagerty HS | Oviedo FL

Committed 6/29/12

Had Offers From: Appalachian St.,Georgia Southern

Had Interest From: Fairfield, Charleston Southern

Had Atlantic Sun Interest From: Kennesaw St. (Offer), Jacksonville (Offer), North Florida (Offer), Mercer (Interest)


Jacksonville (2)

Sam Hunt | 5’10” | 160 | Point Guard | Dudley HS | Greensboro NC

Committed to Jacksonville 10/1/12

Biggest Offers: Wofford, Appalachian State, UNC-Greensboro, , Liberty, Buffalo, Jacksonville St, Citadel, North Carolina A&T

Interest: Charleston, Old Dominion, VCU

Atlantic Sun Interest: Mercer (Offer), (Jacksonville)


Jairus Holder | 6’7” | 180 | Small Forward | Mt. Zion HS | Mt. Zion GA

Committed to Jacksonville 10/1/12

Biggest Offers: Mississippi, Appalachian St., Tennessee St., Chattanooga

Interest: Illinois, UNC Charlotte

Atlantic Sun Interest: Mercer (Interest), (Jacksonville)


Lipscomb (2)

Payton Hulsey | 6’4” | 190 | Guard | Southwind HS | Memphis TN

Committed to Lipscomb 10/08/12


About: “can play the 1 or 2 in strong fashion. Hulsey has the body to play other teams big guards and has an very overall aggressive game. Hulsey’s passing and court vision is very solid at the same time.”– MemphisHoopers.com

Atlantic Sun Interest: None (Lipscomb)

Max Preps

Matt Panaggio | 6’4” | 180 | Shooting Guard | Father Lopez HS | Daytona Beach FL

Committed to Lipscomb 10/08/12

Biggest Offers: Binghamton

Best Known Schools with Interest: Rice, Rider

Atlantic Sun Interest: None (Lipscomb)

Max Preps

Mercer (1)

D.J Brooks | 6’1” | 170 | Point Guard | Hillcrest HS | Simpsonville SC

Was Also Offered By: Furman, Wofford

Had Interest From: Clemson, University of Georgia, Virginia Commonwealth

Had Atlantic Sun Interest: Florida Gulf Coast


Northern Kentucky

Daniel Camps | 6’4” | 200 | Small Forward | Kiski School | Fayetteville NC

Offers: Brown, Miami (OH), UT Martin
Atlantic Sun Interest: Mercer (Offer), (Northern Kentucky)


Dean Danos | 5’11” | ??? | Point Guard | St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy | IN/IL/WI

Committed to Northern Kentucky 11/10/12

Offers: LIU Brooklyn

Atlantic Sun Interest: None (Northern Kentucky)

Cole Murray | 6’6” | 200 | Forward | Delphi Community HS | Delphi IN

Committed to Northern Kentucky 9/25/12

Biggest Offers: American, Appalachian St., Gardner-Webb, Kent St., Boston University

Best Known Schools with Interest: Akron, Bowling Green, Furman, Miami (OH), Northeastern, Toledo

Atlantic Sun Interest: Kennesaw St. (Offer), (Northern Kentucky)

Max Preps

Deontae Cole | 6’6” | 180 | Small Forward | Central Catholic HS | Toledo OH

Committed 9/10/12

About: “Probably Ohio’s best pure set-shooter, Cole doesn’t miss many when he has his feet set on the catch and shoot. He had multiple games of over 4 three’s over the weekend and is shooting with repetition and confidence from deep. Cole also did a nice job as a defender on the wing and in sometimes on the block.” —TripleDoubleProspects.com 5/21/12

Great shooter with a quick release and a quick way of setting his feet Deontae must be guarded anywhere near the NBA three point line. Developing handle where he can now take two dribbles and pull up in the teeth of the defense, where his long 6’5 frame allows him to get the shot off. Versatile offensive player that is effective in the high post as a high-low passing forward who will not miss the 15 foot jumper. Very hard worker who plays with maximum effort on the defensive end and the glass. Well coaching prospect who has a good basketball IQ, willingness to improve, and is a great teammate. Cole has a very good chance to end up at Division I school with his combination of IQ, effort, size, and great shooting ability. As the rest of his perimeter game develops and his feet get quicker he could become and elite prospect in Ohio’s 2013 class. —TripleDoubleProspects.com 8/25/11.

Bets Known Schools with Interest: Kennesaw St., Eastern Michigan, IPFW, Robert Morris, Toledo

Atlantic Sun Interest: Kennesaw St. (Interest), (Northern Kentucky)

Triple Double Prospects

North Florida (3)

Sean Brennan | 6’1” | ??? | Point Guard | Roswell HS | Roswell GA

About: Tough, heady point who makes good use of the change of pace dribble. Can score the ball when needed by getting to the basket or from deep. Headed to Bucknell for unofficial visit this fall.” —Rivals.com 8/15/11

Biggest Offers: None

Interest: Bucknell, Davidson

Atlantic Sun Interest: None, (North Florida)


Romelo Banks | 6’9” | 200 | Center | Celebration HS | Kissimmee FL

Committed to North Florida 8/26/12

About: “Banks got most of his points and rebounds on Saturday because of his height and reach advantage but he is no stiff.  He’s got a solid body, sprints the floor in transition, and is quick off of his feet for rebounds and blocks.  At this point, other than lobs and offensive rebounds, he is not much of a scoring threat.  Banks’ best basketball is definitely ahead of him.”–SourceHoops.com 5/16/12

Biggest Offers: Winthrop, Presbyterian, Georgia Southern, Wofford, James Madison, (North Florida)

Interest: Kennesaw St., Old Dominion, Middle Tennessee St., Murray St., Tennessee, Florida St. , Marshall


Max Preps

Dallas Moore | 6’0” | 160 | Point Guard | Boca Ciega HS | Gulfport FL

Committed to North Florida 8/6/12

Biggest Offers: Florida International

Best Known Schools with Interest: Central Florida, East Carolina, George Mason, Rice, South Florida, Stanford

Atlantic Sun Interest: Jacksonville (Offer)


Stetson (2)

Andrew Zelis | 6’10” | 220 | Forward/Center | Wheaton North HS | Wheaton IL

Andrew Zelis

Offers: Central Michigan, UC Irvine

Interest: Brown, Dartmouth, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana St., Michigan, Northern Iowa, Northwester, Southern Illinois, Ill-Chicago, Yale

Atlantic Sun Interest: None (Stetson)


Alex Thompson | 6’8” | 200 | Forward | Jensen Beach HS | Jensen Beach FL

Committed to Stetson 8/14/12

Biggest Offers: None

Best Known Schools with Interest: Winthrop, Gardner Webb, Boston University, Lafayette, Fairfield, Chattanooga, Princeton, Dartmouth, James Madison

Atlantic Sun Interest: North Florida (Interest), Lipscomb (Interest), (Stetson)

Max Preps

USC Upstate (2)

Josh Cuthbertson | 6’5” | 180 | Small Forward | West Craven HS | Vanceboro NC

Offers: Campbell, Gardner-Webb, Liberty, Presbyterian

Interest: Murray St, VCU, Richmond, James Madison, Winthrop, UNC Greensboro

Atlantic Sun Interest: None (USC Upstate)


Desmond Robinson | 6’4” | 200 | Guard | Pope John Paul the Great Catholic HS | Dumfries VA

Committed 9/16/12

Known Offers: None

Atlantic Sun Interest: None (USC Upstate)




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