Washington U. Men’s Basketball Announces Class of 2016
St. Louis, Mo., June 6, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis men’s basketball coach Mark Edwards announced that five student-athletes will join the Bears’ program as freshmen for the 2012-13 season.
The five players hail from four different states: Tom Garvin, Hinsdale, Ill. (Hinsdale Central) (6-5, 200, forward), Eli Morris, Tiburon, Calif. (Branson) (6-4, 195, forward), Alex Oserowsky, Joplin, Mo. (Thomas Jefferson) (6-3, 185, guard), Luke Silverman-Lloyd, Culver City, Calif. (Windward) (6-2, 180, guard) and Brandon Staffeil, DeForest, Wis. (DeForest) (6-5, 210, forward).
“We are excited about our incoming freshman class. Each one has had a great high school career and is ready to move to the next level,” said Edwards, who has a 562-258 (.685) overall record in 31 seasons on the Danforth Campus. “They are all strong competitors and I anticipate that some of them will make an immediate impact on the program.”
Washington University, the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division III national champions, finished the 2011-12 season with a 20-7 overall mark, and won the 2012 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship and made an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Complete biographies are listed below:
6-5 • 200 • Forward • Hinsdale, Ill. (Hinsdale Central)
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Hinsdale Central High School … Also played two seasons of football … Team captain in basketball … Averaged 13.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a senior … Career totals include 802 points and 337 rebounds … Two-time all-conference and all-area … Academic All-State in football … Scholastic Achievement Award, Scholar Athlete Award and Academic Achievement Award … PERSONAL: Born 9-15-93 … Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … Son of Kevin and Ann Garvin.
6-4 • 195 • Forward • Tiburon, Calif. (Branson)
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner in basketball and soccer at The Branson School … Team captain in both sports … Averaged 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds as a senior … Team posted a 26-10 record in 2011-12 and was Marin County Athletic League Champions … Starting center on 2010 California Division 5 State Championship finalist … Two-time all-league selection in soccer … AP Scholar … Marin Athletic Foundation Outstanding Student-Athlete … 2011-12 Branson School Distinguished Athletic Career Award … PERSONAL: Born 12-23-93 … Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … Son of Charles and Andrea Morris.
6-3 • 195 • Guard • Joplin, Mo. (Thomas Jefferson)
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in basketball and soccer at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School … Team captain in both sports … Averaged 26 points and 12 rebounds per game as a senior … Scored 1,953 points in his four-year career … First-team all-State as a senior and second-team all-State as a junior … Two-time Ozark 7 Conference MVP … Four-year all-conference selection … Team posted a 75-30 overall record and won three district championships, two section titles and one conference championship … Scored a school record 36 goals as a senior in soccer … High honors all four years … AP Scholar … National Honor Society … Valedictorian of Senior Class … National Merit Commended Scholar … PERSONAL: Born 6-9-93 … Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … Son of Cary Oserowsky and Jill Brennen.
6-2 • 180 • Guard • Culver City, Calif. (Windward)
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner and team captain at Windward School … Averaged 10 points, four rebounds and three assists as a senior … Team posted a 103-32 record in four seasons … Second-team all-Alpha League and all-CIF as a junior … 2009 and 2011 California Division V state champion … Member of National Honor Society, Community Service Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society … Dean's List … PERSONAL: Born 12-29-93 … Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … Son of Brian Lloyd and Mara Silverman.
6-5 • 210 • Forward • DeForest, Wis. (DeForest)
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner in basketball at DeForest Area High School … Also lettered four years in football … Team captain in both sports … Averaged 19.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game and shot 58.1 percent from the field as a senior … Team posted 18-9 record in 2011-12 and won sectional title and advanced to state tournament for first time in school history … Career totals include 13.8 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 3.2 apg … Selected to participate in the Badger North Division 2 All-Star Game and WBCA Division 2 Boy's All-Star Game … 2012 WBCA All-State Division 2 and Associated Press All-State Honorable-Mention … WBCA All-Star Team and Badger North All-Star Team … Two-time first-team all-conference and team MVP … First-team all-Area as a senior … Played four seasons of AAU basketball for the Wisconsin Swing … Valedictorian of Senior Class … High Honor Roll all four years … National Honor Society … Badger Conference Top Scholar Award … AP Scholar … WBCA Academic All-State … PERSONAL: Born 10-6-93 … Enrolled in the School of Engineering & Applied Science … Son of Jeff and Lisa Staffeil.
Editor's Note: Do not use the terminology "signs" or "signed a letter of intent" when referring to the student-athlete's commitment to Washington University in St. Louis. NCAA Division III institutions cannot offer athletic scholarships.