PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s John R. Rockwell Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, Steve Donahue, has announced his freshman class for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Six men will join the Quakers’ roster this season as freshmen.
“I believe that our staff did a tremendous job in finding guys who embody the core values we stress to our team every day,” said Donahue, who recently completed his first season with the Quakers in 2015-16. “These young men possess the type of talent and character that good programs are built upon. I’m very excited for these new guys to come in and make an immediate impact on the court, in the locker room, and in the classroom. We are bringing in a couple of local guys, but also some guys who are coming from notoriously good basketball areas across the country. I have no doubt that they will blend well with our returning guys to produce a team capable of great things.”
6-5 / 185
Downingtown, Pa. / Downingtown West
High School: Lettered three times in basketball … Two-time captain … High school coach was Jason Ritter … Helped Downingtown West to Chesmont title in 2014-15 (23-5 record) … 2015-16 Chesmont and Daily Local Player of the Year … Two-time first-team All-Chesmont … Two-time first-team Daily Local All-Area … Second-team All-Chesmont as a sophomore … Also lettered four times in golf … National Honor Society member.
Personal: Son of Diane and Rudy Betley … Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.
6-8 / 225
Northborough, Mass. / Northfield Mount Hermon
High School: Lettered five times in basketball … High school coach was John Carroll … Senior captain and team MVP as NMH won New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) AAA title his senior year (28-8 record) … Earned first-team NEPSAC AAA honors as a senior, … Honorable mention NEPSAC AAA as a junior … Also a five-time letter winner in volleyball … Two-time captain in volleyball … Helped NMH to New England Tournament title in 2014 (13-3 record) … NMH Honor Roll student.
Personal: Son of Jerri and Arthur Brodeur … Mother played college basketball at North Adams State … Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.
6-0 / 160
Laverock, Pa. / Germantown Academy
High School: Four-year basketball letter winner … High school coach was Jim Fenerty … Member of four Inter-Ac championship teams, going a combined 88-26 during his career … GA also won the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) title in 2013 … Inter-Ac MVP as a senior … Second-team all-state and All-Southeastern PA as a senior … Three-time Inter-Ac First Team member.
Personal: Son of Bernadette and Christopher Goodman … Older brother, Cory, played college basketball at Lehigh … Enrolled in the School of Design.
6-2 / 200
Latham, N.Y. / Cheshire (Conn.) Academy
High School: High school coach was Kevin Kehoe … Earned New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) AA Honorable Mention as a senior … Helped Albany (N.Y.) Academy to New York State Class A Federation title in 2013.
Personal: Son of Maribel Martinez-Bradwell and Jude Jerome … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
6-6 / 200
Atlanta, Ga. / Pace Academy
High School: Four-year letter winner in basketball … High school coach was Demetrius Smith … Helped Pace to state championship as a senior and consecutive regional titles in 2015 and 2016 … Two-time honorable mention all-region … Wheeler Scholar Athlete Award … National Honor Society member … AP Scholar.
Personal: Son of Kim Klumok and Alex Kaminsky … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
6-7 / 215
Warsaw, Poland / Mountain Mission School (Va.)
High School: Three-year letter winner, two-year captain of his high school team … High school coach was Paul Mrozik … Won a Polish national championship with his team in 2013 (26-1 record).
Personal: Son of Anna and Jacek Mijakowski … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.