Blackbirds adds junior college transfer Jonathan Tshibuy

LIU Brooklyn’s newest addition, juco transfer Jonathan Tshibuy. (Photo: Missouri State-West Plains Athletics)

It has been a busy 24 hours for the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team after a mostly pretty quiet summer. Yesterday, it was announced that redshirt senior guard/forward Troy Joseph had transferred from LIU to play in his home province of Ontario, Canada at McMaster University.

Today, there are multiple reports announcing that LIU Brooklyn has already found Joseph’s replacement on the 2014-15 roster. According to Rouel Hidalgo, who is Communications Director/Coach of the Brookwood Elite AAU team and Barry Hayes of, LIU Brooklyn had gotten a commitment from another Canadian guard/forward in junior college transfer Jonathan Tshibuy.

Tshibuy is a 6’5″, 235 lbs guard/forward from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He played the last two season at Missouri State-West Plains junior college in West Plains, Missouri.

Last season, Tshibuy played in just nine games while starting in eight of them. He didn’t play another game after November 23rd. He averaged 10.3 ppg and grabbed 6.8 rpg with 2.8 apg with shooting percentages of 38.1% from the field, 17.6% from three and 56.5% from the free throw line. He scored a season-high 19 points in his final game played last season against Indian Hills Community College.

In his freshman season, he played in 25 games and started 17 of those games. He averaged 9.2 ppg and 5.3 rpg that season while shooting 41.1% from the field, 33.3% from three and 68.3% from the charity stripe.

According to a KSPR article published in April of 2012, Tshibuy was considering schools like George Washington, Dayton and George Mason before committing to play for Missouri State-West Plains.

Tshibuy would become the sixth newcomer to join the LIU Brooklyn roster this season joining the five incoming freshmen in Trevon Woods, Trevin Woods, Jamil Hood Jr., Elvar Fridriksson and Martin Hermannsson.  

Here is his most recent highlight reel from YouTube posted approximately six months ago.

The LIU Brooklyn fall semester begins on Wednesday, September 3rd.


  1. Dan from Staten Island says:

    Looks like the parallels between the two Brooklyn programs continue. Both LIU and SFC have frosh recruits coming in this season from Iceland. This was pretty unusual because Iceland has never been known as a Div I recruiting destination. And, just as LIU has added a recent Juco recruit in Jonathan Tshibuy, word has it that the Terriers may have recently added two newcomers from the Juco ranks: Jonathan Doss, 6-5 guard/forward from Eastern Wyoming College and Antonio Jenifer, 6-8 center/forward from Hagerstown (MD) Community College. Doss has some impressive credentials last season: 18.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 40.5% from three, and 71.6 FT%. However, Juco All-American Jenifer may very well be the signing that puts the Terriers over the top: 21.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 35.7% from three, and 71.3 FT%. Looks like there’s been lots of late-summer action in Brooklyn these days!

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