Jon Severe will play final season at Iona after transferring from Fordham. Junior guard is eligible immediately. (Photo courtesy of the New York Post)
Iona reached into a familiar well to begin their latest retooling after this past season's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship and NCAA Tournament berth.
The Gaels received a commitment Wednesday afternoon from Jon Severe, a one-time New York State Mr. Basketball who spent his first three collegiate years at Fordham. The news was first reported by SNY's Adam Zagoria, who also stated Severe would be immediately eligible for the 2016-17 season, and was later confirmed by an Iona official.
Severe averaged 7.6 points per game for Fordham this past season, but has been a go-to scorer in his career, leading the Rams in points per game as a freshman en route to Atlantic 10 All-Rookie honors. His arrival in New Rochelle will go a long way toward replacing A.J. English in a backcourt that returns not only lethal marksman Deyshonee Much, but also welcomes back former MAAC Rookie of the Year Schadrac Casimir, who was limited to four games last season due to a hip injury.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.