Siena freshman Maurice White has been cleared by NCAA and will become latest addition to Jimmy Patsos' backcourt. (Photo courtesy of 4 Guys In Blazers)
Jimmy Patsos has received yet another new arrival as he prepares for his first season at the helm at Siena College.
Siena sports information director Jason Rich has just confirmed to A Daly Dose Of Hoops that Maurice White, a 6-3, 200-pound shooting guard, was cleared by the NCAA clearinghouse, and will be eligible for his freshman season when the Saints open at home against Albany on November 8th.
White, a Baltimore native who played his high school basketball at St. Frances Academy in the Charm City, was initially recruited by Patsos and his staff at Loyola before the head coach replaced Mitch Buonaguro in Loudonville this past April. Although he did not travel with Siena on their trip to Montreal due to not having a requisite amount of summer credits, White will compete in the backcourt with fellow freshman Marquis Wright; who Patsos intimated may start at the point guard position early in the year, along with upperclassmen Evan Hymes and Rob Poole. He and Wright also join forwards Lavon Long, Javion Ogunyemi and Mike Wolfe; as well as Coppin State transfer Patrick Cole, who will sit out this season while completing his mandated year in residence, in a six-man recruiting class that Patsos will blend with his returning players in his first campaign in charge of the Saints, who are looking for their first MAAC championship since 2010.
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