Basketball Signs Student-Athletes to National Letters

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Head Basketball Coach Blake Flickner announced this week the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2012-2013 NCAA Basketball Season. Each of these players will begin classes in the Fall of 2012 and look to help the Patriots return to postseason play and secure the program’s sixth straight winning season.

Remy Ndiaye

As a sophomore, Ndiaye played at Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa. The 6’6, 215 lb. forward averaged 10 points and six rebounds per game while shooting 51% from the field and 35% from beyond the arc. As a freshman, Ndiaye played at Palm Beach State College in Florida where he averaged seven points per game and five rebounds for a team that finished the season 25-6 and ranked No. 11 in the final NJCAA National Poll.

Ndiaye spent his prep career at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois and was also a member of the Senegal National Team which competed in the Nike Global Challenge in Portland, Oregon. “Remy is a very good player,” said Head Coach at Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa, Brett Weiberg. “He is a skilled four man that can really rebound the basketball. He is an excellent person and his faith is very important to him. I really believe DBU is the perfect place for Remy.”

Charles Allen

Allen, a 6’4, 200 pound guard from Houston Second Baptist High School, was one of the best three point shooters in Texas during his senior campaign. For a team that finished the season 21-14, Allen averaged 19.2 points per game, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. He was named Second Team All-State and First Team All-State Tournament during his senior year and also made the Academic Achievement All State Team for Roger Kolmansberger and George Walker.

“Charles is a really bright young man who has demonstrated excellence in his academics and is a hard worker,” said Flicker. “He is one of those guys who seems to constantly be in the gym working on his game. He is a knock-down shooter and can finish at the rim.”

Ndiaye and Allen will join forces with the Patriots’ two fall signees, Jason Gentry (Hondo, Texas) nd Myles Johnson (Arlington, Texas)

Gentry has been selected to play in the THSCA All State Game July 30 at 7:30pm at St. Mary’s University. He finished his senior campaign by being named MVP of his district after averaging 16 points per game, 5.9 assists, and 6.5 rebounds. He was also named TABC All-Region and Academic All-District.