Men's Basketball Announces Class of 2014
St. Louis, Mo., May 20, 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis head men’s basketball coach Mark Edwards announced today that seven student-athletes will join the Bears’ program as freshmen for the 2010-11 season.
The seven players hail from five different states: Alan Aboona, Wheeling, Ill. (St. Viator) (6-1, 180, guard), Jerome Barnes, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Shady Side Academy) (6-4, 185, guard/forward), Kevin Bischoff, Bloomington, Ill. (Normal Community) (6-0, 175, guard), Tim Cooney, St. Louis, Mo. (St. Louis University HS) (6-3, 185, guard), Chris Klimek, Inverness, Ill. (William Fremd) (6-5, 190, forward), Will Patt, Saint Paul, Minn. (St. Thomas Academy) (6-8, 205, forward/center) and Jordan Rapp, Carmel, Ind. (Guerin Catholic) (6-4, 170, guard/forward).
"As we move into a new era of Washington University basketball, we needed a freshmen class that is able to help us make that transition. I think that this class meets that criterion," said Edwards, the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year. “We were able to recruit freshman players at every position. They will compliment the players that we have returning and be able to compete for court time right away. I am confident that they will make us a better team and contribute to our basketball tradition."
Washington University, the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division III national champions, ended its season with a 24-3 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bears also captured their 10th University Athletic Association (UAA) title with a 13-1 conference mark.