Zack Thomsen Announces 2017-18 Recruiting Class

Zack Thomsen Announces 2017-18 Recruiting Class

DELHI, N.Y. (August 2, 2017) – SUNY Delhi men’s basketball head coach Zack Thomsen has announced the addition of ten players to his recruiting class for the 2017-18 season. Coach Thomsen and the Broncos will look to improve upon their 13-17 mark from the 2016-17 campaign. The third-year head coach has expressed great confidence in the potential of this recruiting class: 

“Going into this recruiting cycle I felt like we had three areas of weakness that badly needed to be addressed. First, we needed to add players with a defensive mindset, that fit in with the up-tempo style that we want to play. We also were very small last season and needed to add size particularly on the wing. Lastly, we needed a much more balanced scoring distribution than we had last season.” 

“I think we've improved in all 3 of those areas. We've added players that take pride in the defensive end of the floor. We've also added a lot of size and athleticism at the wing positions, and I believe we have a lot more potential offensive weapons than we had a season ago. I'm excited that we've been able to bring in a number of student-athletes who come from winning programs, who can help to grow and shape our culture here.”

2017-18 Recruiting Class

Jordan Armstrong 6’4” Guard (Thomas Jefferson High School, Brooklyn, NY)

“Jordan had an outstanding season for the Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave. He averaged 16 points, six rebounds and two assists and helped lead his team to the Class AA City Championship game to play eventual State and Federation Champions Lincoln High School. Jordan is a long, lanky, knock down shooter with the ability to get to the rim and keep defenses honest. Jordan was named a Class AA Honorable Mention All-State Selection.” 

Glenn Butler 5’7” Point Guard (White Plains High School, White Plains, NY)

“Glenn is a jet quick point guard who averaged 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals this season at White Plains. He has the ability to get to the rim and finish in traffic, while also possessing great range on his jump shot. Glenn was named All Conference and was an All-Section 1 Selection.”

Abraham Darame 6’5” Forward (Frederick Douglass Academy, Manhattan, NY)

“Abraham is a long, lanky, athletic Forward who is a terrific rim protector defensively. Offensively, he’s able to step away and beat larger defenders off the dribble, or take smaller defender into the post. He averaged 12 points per game this season.”

Dylan Delong 6’4” Guard (Mexico High School, Mexico, NY)

“Dylan impacts the game in a variety of ways. He’s a high IQ versatile player, with the ability to play four different positions. Dylan is a terrific shooter, with deep range who also does a terrific job of getting his teammates involved. He averaged 15.5 points, nine assists and nine rebounds per game. Dylan posted seven triple-doubles in his 19 games this season.”

Saquan Goland 6’7” Forward (Fulton Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, NY)

“Saquan is an athletic, high energy forward. He averaged 6 points and 8 rebounds per game this season. Saquan is a tremendous defender, with a combination of great shot blocking ability (nearly two per game) and a team high 30 charges taken in the 2016-17 season. Saquan is originally from the Bronx, where he attended Harry S. Truman until his junior year, before transferring to Rutland High School (Rutland, VT) to complete his senior year.”

Brandon Grayson 6’0” Point Guard (Southside High School, Rockville Centre, NY)

“Brandon was a 2nd Team All Long Island Selection and Honorable Mention All-State Selection. He averaged 17 points, five assists and two steals in helping to lead his team to the Section 8 Class A Championship Game. Brandon is a quick crafty point guard, who excels on the defensive end of the floor. He has a very high basketball IQ and does an excellent job of controlling the tempo of the game and making his teammates better.”

Mark Jackson 6’3” Guard/Forward (Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY)

“Mark is an athletic, high motor inside/outside presence. This year Mark helped lead the Cardinals to the Class AA Catholic League State Championship. He has the ability to go inside and use his size and athleticism to score on smaller defenders, but he can also step away against larger defenders and beat them off the dribble or hit perimeter shots. He averaged 15 points and eight rebounds this year.”

Terrance McBride 6’2” Guard (Bayard Rustin Educational Complex, Manhattan, NY)

“Terrance is a scorer! He has deep range on his jump shot, but his strength and athleticism also allow him to get to the rim both in transition and in the half court and finish in traffic. He averaged 25 points, four rebounds and four assists this season in route to being selected to the Class A All-State Team. He was the 11th-highest scorer in all of New York City in 2016-17. Terrance was selected to play in the Mayor’s Cup, which showcases NYC’s top Public High School players against NYC’s top Catholic School players.”

David Wilson 6’2” Guard (Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY)

“David is a tough, hard-nosed transfer guard from TC3. He can do a little bit of everything on the court, but his biggest strength is on the defensive end. He is a lock down, tenacious on ball defender with great size at the guard position, which allows him to guard nearly any position on the floor. In his only season with the Panthers, David averaged nine points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals. David graduated from Midwood High School (Brooklyn, NY).”

Michael Wine 6’0” Combo Guard (Guilderland High School, Guilderland, NY)

“Michael is an extremely athletic combo guard, who can impact the game in a variety of ways. On the offensive end of the floor, he has a quick first step which allows him to get to the rim consistently and has the ability to step out and knock down shots from beyond the 3-point line. On the defensive end, he plays with great energy and has a knack from getting steals and deflections. This season he averaged 15 points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals.”