This morning, LIU Brooklyn Athletics released the official men’s basketball roster for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
There was no real surprise to the roster with the exception of LIU announcing the addition of 6’7” junior forward Jerome Frink who comes to Downtown Brooklyn from Florida International University. He will play for the Blackbirds in 2015-16 after he sits out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
At FIU, Frink played one season under current Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino, the son of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, and last season played under Anthony Evans who came to FIU from Norfolk State.
Frink, in his freshman season at FIU under Pitino, started in 25 of the 32 games played that season. He averaged 10.2 ppg and 6.3 rpg while shooting 46.4% from the field. He shot 30% from three and 60.4% free throw shooter. Last season, Frink numbers dipped a bit under head coach Anthony Evans. He started in all 31 games played and averaged 8.4 ppg and 4.4 rpg while shooting 45.9% from the field. He shot just 19.4% from three in 36 attempts and was a 73% free throw shooter. He has fouled out of nine games in his two seasons at FIU.
Frink played his high school basketball at New Jersey power St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, NJ under legendary high school coach Bob Hurley Sr. Some of Frink high school teammates include former UCLA point guard Kyle Anderson who was recently drafted into the NBA by the defending champions San Antonio Spurs with the 30th pick in the first round, Tariq Carey who played a year at Quinnipiac before transferring to junior college last season, and Hallice Cooke who played at Oregon State and will transfer to Iowa State.
With Frink addition, LIU Brooklyn will have seven new faces to the roster from last season’s team, five freshmen and two transfers. The team returns back just six players who played last season. The roster includes six freshmen, three sophomores, two juniors, and three seniors. With this announcement, we also learn that guard/forward Gilbert Parga who spent the last two seasons with LIU and played last season after sitting out his first, will not be returning back for his senior season.
Here is the class breakdown of the 2014-15 LIU Brooklyn roster:
- #4 Gerrell Martin – 4th season
- #1 Landon Atterberry – 2nd season
- #20 Chris Carter – 2nd season
- #32 Jonathan Tshibuy – 1st season
- #2 Jerome Frink – 1st season (will sit out 2014-15 season)
- #3 Iverson Fleming – 2nd season
- #11 Joel Hernandez – 2nd season
- #23 Glenn Feidanga – 2nd season
- #13 Nura Zanna – 2nd season (redshirted 2012-13)
- #0 Trevin Woods – 1st season
- #5 Trevon Woods – 1st season
- #10 Elvar Fridriksson – 1st season
- #24 Martin Hermannsson – 1st season
- #12 Jamil Hood Jr. – 1st season
Players not returning from last season’s team:
- E.J. Reed – transferred to Tarleton State University (Division II)
- D.J. Griggs – transferred to Pace University (Division II)
- Troy Joseph – transferred to McMaster University (Canada)
- Gilbert Parga
Also, a couple of uniform number changes to be aware of. Landon Atterberry will wear #1 this season. Martin Hermannsson will wear Atterberry’s old number #24. Nura Zanna will go with #13 this season.
LIU Brooklyn will hopefully be announcing their 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule in the very near future. It is likely they are waiting for the official NIT Season Tip-Off announcement to be released. So far just one of the eight participation teams (Minnesota) has released their 2014-15 schedule.