With already over 400 players (and growing by the day) transferring out from where they played or were on the roster in 2014-15, it was likely just a matter of time before we finally heard of a LIU Brooklyn player also transferring out of the program. That word come down early Friday evening when the following tweet from verbalcommits.com was tweeted out:
Jonathan Tshibuy signed with LIU Brooklyn late last summer from junior college after former Blackbird guard/forward Troy Joseph transferred out. Tshibuy did not play for LIU this past season after suffering a knee injury in preseason.
Tshibuy, in fact, has not appeared in a college basketball game at any level since November 23, 2013 due to injuries. He only played in nine games the season before his arrival to Downtown Brooklyn.
With Tshibuy transferring, LIU now has two scholarships available for class of 2015 players. Last week, LIU got a verbal commitment from Kwe Askew, a power forward from Stamford High School in Stamford, Connecticut. The late National Letter of Intent signing period begins this Wednesday, April 15th which is the first day recruits can sign with their new schools.
If this is LIU’s only player loss this offseason, then LIU is in fine shape going into next season. They don’t lose a player who accounts for any points or minutes lost going into next season. This also means LIU won’t have a single senior on next season’s roster. They currently will have one redshirt junior (Frink) and three juniors (Feidanga, Fleming and Hernandez) as the elder statesmen of the team returning back for next season.