PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania’s John R. Rockwell Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, Glen Miller, has announced his incoming class for the 2009 season. The program’s Class of 2013 will feature three recruited student-athletes.
“We are excited to have these three student-athletes joining our program,” said Miller, who enters his fourth season with the Quakers in 2009-10. “Each of them is versatile, skilled and has the passion and commitment level necessary to be a successful college basketball player here at Penn. Additionally, this group will have the benefit of learning from an experienced group of returning players, which will help their transition to the college game.”
These three incoming players will join a squad that returnseight letterwinners from the 2008-09 season. The Quakers went 10-18 overall last year, including 6-8 in the Ivy League.
PREVIEWING THE PENN MEN’S BASKETBALL CLASS OF 2013…
Northfield Mount Hermon
6-7 * 225
High School: Did postgraduate year at NMH after attending Xavier High School in Middletown, Conn. … At NMH, NPSAC All-Star … At Xavier, lettered three times in basketball and helped team to three SCC Division titles … 2008 all-state academic … Connecticut Coaches Association All-Star … All-conference … New England Elite 75 invitee … New Haven Tap-off Club All-Academic Team … Connecticut Top 20 … Middletown Press All-Area … Also lettered in track … National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society member … Brother Celestine Award for academic excellence.
Personal: Son of Maureen and Ed Fitzpatrick … Sister, Alana, plays soccer at Stony Brook … Will enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Mangerton, NSW (Australia)
Figtree High School
6-6 * 220
High School: Full scholarship member of basketball program at New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) the last two years … Helped team win gold medal at 2009 Oceania Championships this past summer in Saipan … NSW team took silver at 2008 and 2009 Under-20 National Championships … In 2007, selected in Australian Junior Development Camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) … Vice-captain of NSW’s U-18 squad and also played for Illawarra Sea Hawks … Captain of Australia’s U-17 team that competed and took second at the 2006 FIBA Oceania Youth Basketball Tournament in New Zealand.
Personal: Son of Judy and John Mullan … Will enroll in the Wharton
6-3 * 190
High School: Lettered four years in basketball, captain as a senior … Helped team to 2007 regional title … CISAA champions and NCISSA Final Four in 2006 and 2007 … Chick-Fil-A Tournament champions in 2006 and 2007 … Won Bojangles High School Basketball Shootout in 2007 and 2008 … Bojangles Shootout MVP in 2007 … McDonald’s All-America nominee in 2009 … CISAA all-conference in 2008-09 … CISAA Determination Award in 2008-09 … High school coach was Shonn Brown … Played AAU for Carolina Raptors ... Honor roll student.
Personal: Son of Laureen and Cary Sullivan … Has a younger brother, Connor … Will enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences.