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Men’s basketball: what to watch for

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The 2010-2011 Mercer men’s basketball team finished last years season 16-17, after being eliminated from the post season by Del Tech Stanton in their Regional Tournament championship game.

Since then, the men’s basketball team has transferred three sophomores onto for year universities. Jon Jernigan is now at D-3 Delaware Valley College, Anthony Obery is with D-2 Felician college, and Jermaine Emanuel is with Ramapo college.

Moving forward, Head Coach Howard Levy is looking at a couple dozen potential recruits at this point in the off-season. These include a 6’8” forward from Mantanegro named Filip Sekulic, and a 6’3” guard named Maurice McNelle from Nueva Esparanta in Philadelphia. New players will join two returners, guard- Brandin Youngblood of Bordentown, and forward Stanley Tuchez of Hightstown, in time for the mid November start of their 2011-2012 season.

“So far I see a lot of potential, good skill level, and some good attitudes,” said Levy after the team’s first official work out on Wednesday, September 8.

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