The Citadel’s Head Basketball Coach Chuck Driesell released the names of seven players who will join the Bulldogs as members of the 2011 recruiting class. The class marks the first for Driesell, who took over the program in April.
CJ Bray, 6-7 • 240 lbs.
(James Island HS; Charleston, S.C.; ESPN Positional Rank: 130)
Bray averaged approximately 14 points and eight rebounds per game for James Island in his junior season. Under the direction of head coach Stan Wilkins, Bray averaged nearly 18 points and 10 rebounds during conference play to garner all-region recognition.
Chuck Driesell on Bray: “CJ was one of the first players I saw after I took the job at The Citadel. I told my staff then that he would be a great fit for our program and our style of play. He is a strong and physical player, who can be effective both inside and out. I really liked the fact that he played football too, because those players tend to play with a high level of toughness, which CJ does. He is under a fine high school coach and will come to us fundamentally sound.”
Marshall Harris, 5-10 • 175 lbs.
(William H. Taft HS; San Antonio, Texas; ESPN Positional Rank: 106)
Harris averaged 10 points and 5.1 assists per game as a junior at Taft High School. He converted 79 percent of his free throw attempts and was an effective 51 percent from 3-point range. Harris was instrumental in leading Taft HS to a 28-8 record last season.
Chuck Driesell on Harris: “Marshall was a great pick up for this class. He has played against top competition both in high school and on the summer circuit. He has proven himself against some of the top talent in the country. He is a leader who handles pressure very well and knows how to run a team. Marshall is an excellent student of the game and in the classroom.”
PJ Horgan, 6-8 • 225 lbs.
(Cleveland HS; Rio Rancho, N.M.; ESPN Positional Rank: 144)
The power forward from Cleveland High School averaged 21.6 points per game, placing him fourth in the state in scoring. Horgan was selected to the NCAA First Team Program, established in 2002, which is an educational and mentoring program to promote the value of education, the role of intercollegiate athletics in the educational process and the welfare of a prospective student-athlete.
Chuck Driesell on Horgan: “PJ has great size and knows how to play with his back to the basket. He can also step out to the 3-point line and hit the open three. What I like about him is his work ethic on and off the court. He has excelled in everything he has done, and I believe he will do the same here at the Citadel. He is an excellent rebounder and plays extremely physical.”
Michael Hundley, 6-9 • 195 lbs.
(Renaissance HS; Detroit, Mich.; ESPN Positional Rank: 67)
Hundley, a center from Renaissance High School, averaged 10.2 points, 10.1 rebounds and 6.3 blocks per game in his junior campaign. A dominant post player, Hundley has 130 career blocks heading into this season. He has spent his off seasons playing for ex-NBA Center Tim McCormick’s Dorian’s Pride squad.
Chuck Driesell on Hundley: “Michael is a great addition to this recruiting class. He is long, athletic and has a knack for blocking shots. He runs the floor extremely well and is a legit 6-9. In our system and style of play he will be fun to watch. He is a young senior and his best days are ahead of him.”
Lawrence Miller, 6-1 • 175 lbs.
(United Faith Christian Academy; Charlotte, N.C.; ESPN Positional Rank: 121)
Miller is a combo guard that led United Faith Christian Academy to a 30-6 record last season. As a junior he played behind Ian Miller, who signed with Florida State.
Chuck Driesell on Miller: “Lawrence is a leader. He has great confidence in his abilities, and knows how to play the game of basketball. He is a gym rat, which means he will continue to get better and better each year. Lawrence can play both guard positions and has the ability to create his own shot. He is an excellent passer and thrives in the open court.”
Jordan Robertson, 6-7 • 215 lbs.
(Greensboro Day School; Greensboro, N.C.; ESPN Positional Rank: 67)
Robertson, a 6-7 power forward from Greensboro Day School, has played for three seasons under legendary head coach Freddie Johnson.
Chuck Driesell on Robertson: “Jordan has a chance to be a very good basketball player. I loved how hard he played this summer. He ran the floor and did all the little things very well. He is athletic, can defend and will play above the rim. He is a student of the game, serious about his education and most important is a true student-athlete.”
Dylan Setzekorn, 6-7 • 180 lbs.
(The Hun School of Princeton (N.J.); Gainsville, Ga.)
Setzekorn played his high school basketball at Riverside Military Academy, where he averaged 17 points and eight rebounds as a senior. He is currently enrolled at The Hun School.
Chuck Driesell on Setzekorn: “Dylan is an excellent athlete and with his size he can get to the basket and score. What makes him dangerous is his ability to shoot the ball. He has exceptional form for a player his size and a quick release. He runs the floor great and will be a very good small forward in our system.”