St. Louis, Mo., July 5, 2018 – Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball first-year head coach Pat Juckem announced that six student-athletes will join the Bears' program as freshmen for the 2018-19 season.
The six players hail from four different states: Steve Egresits, Chicago, Ill. (Jones), Gordon Gibson, Chevy Chase, Md. (Bethesda-Chevy Chase), Justin Hardy, St. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles East), Charlie Jacob, Arden Hills, Minn. (Totino-Grace), Kameron Mack, Algonquin, Ill. (Jacobs) and David Windley, Brentwood, Tenn. (Brentwood).
"We are ecstatic to have this group of young men joining our WashU basketball family," said Juckem. "In addition to their basketball talent, this is a group of exceptional students with high character. They will add to the championship culture that exists at WashU."
WashU finished the season with a 22-4 overall record, the program's 18th 20-win season. The Bears won their 15th UAA championship to earn the league's automatic bid and made their 21st NCAA Tournament appearance.
Complete biographies are listed below:
Steve Egresits • 6-5 • 185 • Chicago, Ill. (Jones College Prep)
HIGH SCHOOL:Three-year letterwinner at Jones College Prep High School … Team captain … Averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds per game as a senior … Team MVP … All-conference … National Honor Society … Eagle Honor Roll … PERSONAL: Son of Steve and Hillary Egresits … Enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences.
Gordon Gibson • 6-8 • 220 • Chevy Chase, Md. (Bethesda-Chevy Chase)
HIGH SCHOOL:Three-year letterwinner at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School … Team captain … Averaged 13.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game as a senior … Honorable-mention All-Met … Ranked as No. 2 center in state of Maryland by Prephoops.com… 2018 Maryland 4A South Division champions … IB Candidate … … PERSONAL: Son of Douglas Gibson and Melissa Peppe … Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Justin Hardy • 6-5 • 200 • St. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles East)
HIGH SCHOOL:Four-year letterwinner at St. Charles East High School … Three-year team captain … Averaged 20.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game and shot 51 percent from the field as a senior … Three-time all-conference … Upstate 8 Conference Player of the Year … Two-time all-State (Senior-2ndTeam; Junior-3rdTeam) … Two-time Kane County ChroniclePlayer of the Year … Daily Herald andSun TimesAll-Area … St. Charles East Male Athlete of the Year … National Honor Society … Summa Cum Laude … Fluer de Lis Award and Human Relations Award … PERSONAL: Son of Bob and Karen Hardy … Majoring in finance.
Charlie Jacob • 6-0 • 160 • Arden Hills, Minn. (Totino-Grace)
HIGH SCHOOL:Four-year letterwinner at Totino-Grace High School … Two-time team captain … Averaged 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game as a senior … Named all-conference and Academic All-State … Kathleen Murphy Scholar … National Honor Society … PERSONAL:Son of Abe and Christy Jacob … Enrolled in the Olin Business School.
Kameron Mack • 6-6 • 180 • Algonquin, Ill. (Jacobs)
HIGH SCHOOL:Two-year letterwinner at Jacobs High School … Averaged 14 points and five assists per game as a senior … All-conference and all-area … Two-time conference champions … Illinois State Scholar … Distinguished Athlete Award … PERSONAL: Son of Dwayne and Barbara Mack … Enrolled in the Olin Business School.
David Windley • 6-3 • 180 • Brentwood, Tenn. (Brentwood)
HIGH SCHOOL:Four-year letterwinner at Brentwood High School … Team captain … Also lettered two years in golf … Averaged 15 points, five rebounds and three assists as a senior … Led the team in assists and steals … All-District … All Mid-State Third Team … Four-year Academic Honor Roll … National Honor Society … PERSONAL: Son of Dave and Nancy Windley … Enrolled in the Olin Business School.