LIU Brooklyn gets first 2017 verbal commit in Shyheim Hicks

Commonwealth Academy's guard

Commonwealth Academy’s guard Shyheim Hicks is LIU Brooklyn’s first 2017 verbal commit. (Photo: twitter.com/TheTown34, Shyheim Hicks)

LIU Brooklyn received some nice news over the weekend. The Blackbirds landed their first 2017 commit in guard Shyheim Hicks.

Hicks is a 6’2” combo guard out of Commonwealth Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts. He gave his verbal commitment to LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff on Saturday and put out this tweet: [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn gets late addition in point guard Jashaun Agosto

LIU Brooklyn got a late addition in landing point guard Jashaun Agosto out of Seattle, WA. (Photo: Jashaun Agosto/Twitter)

LIU Brooklyn got a late addition in landing point guard Jashaun Agosto out of Seattle, WA. (Photo: Jashaun Agosto/Twitter)

Well, that was fast.

Last week, we learned that All-NEC first teamer Martin Hermannsson was taking his talents back to Europe and signed with a professional club in France. Well, LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff went to working quickly on getting another player onto the 2016-17 roster and they did just that.

This afternoon, LIU Brooklyn landed 2016 point guard Jashaun Agosto out of Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. He announced his commitment on his Twitter page. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn lands second 2016 commit in point guard Julian Batts

St. Thomas More point guard Julian Batts verbally committed to LIU Brooklyn on Friday. (Photo: coxhub.com)

A busy week of roster reshuffling continued on Friday.

Not even twenty-four hours after learning that junior point guard Aakim Saintil was transferring from LIU Brooklyn, LIU head coach Jack Perri and staff quickly found his replacement on the roster with the verbal commitment of 5’11”/6’0” point guard Julian Batts from St. Thomas More Prep School in Connecticut.

Batts announced his commitment on Twitter with the following tweet: (click on the note on the left to read his announcement.) [Read more…]

Blackbirds gets fifth 2015 commit with addition of big man Ganlandou Cisse

It has been a busy last 24 hours or so for LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff. Apparently, on Tuesday they landed not one but two commitments with the addition of combo guard Raul Frias which was learned about yesterday and late spreading news that LIU also landed 6’9”, 215 pounds forward/center Ganlandou Cisse out of Roselle Catholic High School in New Jersey where he was teammates with Kentucky recruit Isaiah Briscoe and South Carolina recruit Chris Silva. [Read more…]

Blackbirds lands fourth 2015 commit in guard Raul Frias

Mater Academy's Raul Frias becomes LIU's fourth 2015 commit and third freshmen commit. (Photo:  Raul Frias, twitter.com/raulbangsz)

Mater Academy’s Raul Frias becomes LIU’s fourth 2015 commit and third freshmen commit. (Photo: Raul Frias, twitter.com/raulbangsz)

Two weeks ago, two LIU Brooklyn players announced their transfers which meant head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff had to get right back to work recruiting to fill the open scholarship after the surprise departure of starting point guard Elvar Friðriksson.

This afternoon, LIU filled the open roster spot with the commitment of 6’2” combo guard Raul Frias from Mater Acadamy Charter School in Hialeah Gardens, Florida. The commitment was first announced by Colin Campbell on Twitter and then the tweet was later retweeted by Frias himself. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn adds third 2015 commit in JUCO transfer Aakim Saintil

Aakim Saintil, the West Orange, NJ native, from Williston State College, has committed to play for LIU Brooklyn next season. (Photo: WIlliston State College Athletics)

LIU Brooklyn added a third 2015 commitment on Saturday with the addition of junior college transfer Aakim Saintil. Saintil announced the news himself on Twitter Saturday afternoon. [Read more…]

Kwe Askew signs NLI to play for LIU Brooklyn

It’s official! Stamford (CT) High School forward Kwe Askew today signed his National Letter of Intent to attend LIU Brooklyn and play for the men’s basketball team next season.

Scott Ericson of the Stamford Advocate/Hearst Connecticut Media, who also was the first to announce the Askew to LIU news last week, tweeted this photo of Askew signing his National Letter of Intent at his high school this morning: [Read more…]