May 30, 2012
This is the latest installment of our monthly feature called, "Ask the AD." If you have questions for Saluki Director of Athletics Mario Moccia, feel free to submit them by e-mail.
Can you bring us up to date on men's basketball recruiting?
Coach Hinson and his staff have signed two players this spring -- guards Jalen Pendleton and Anthony Beane, Jr. While recruiting is never an exact science, I know they feel confident both players can develop into solid MVC-caliber guards. Jalen is a two-sport star from Evansville who some compare to a young Darren Brooks. Anthony is the son of our new assistant coach, Anthony Beane, Sr., who has obviously been instrumental in his development, and it's nice to have a coach's son on the team. The basketball program has one open scholarship, and Coach Hinson has told me they are looking for a front court player, or they may hold onto the scholarship until the fall.
Why are you not doing the basketball camp for younger boys (age K-2nd) this summer? My son attended last summer and absolutely loved it!
With a new basketball staff just arriving, the coaches made the decision to keep it simple this summer and only offer one camp, which is open to any child entering grades 3-through-8. I'm glad to hear your son enjoyed the camp last summer, and I'll let Coach Hinson know that there is interest in a camp for young children.