Hudson Valley Sports Report

MARIST MEN CLOSE OUT RECRUITING

New Coach John Dunne Adds Cubbage, Herasme, Hines, Jones To Previous Commit Luke Nedrow

POUGHKEEPSIE – Luke Nedrow never wavered on his commitment to Marist College men’s basketball, even when the program went through a coaching change.

Now the 6-foot-7 forward out of Pittsburgh is finally getting some company.

New coach John Dunne rounded out recruiting for the 2018-19 season with the official addition of four newcomers. Mike Cubbage, Matt Herasme, Darius Hines, and Jordan Jones will be joining the Red Foxes later this summer.

“We have a good balance of transfers and incoming freshmen that we’re excited about,” Dunne said in a statement. “We’ve touched on different areas across the board that will help us achieve success.”

Cubbage, a 6-4 guard, is a transfer from Paris Junior College in Texas who will have two years of eligibility at Marist. This past year, he helped lead Paris to a 23-7 record and berth in the Region XIV Tournament while averaging 9.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. A native of New Jersey, Cubbage played scholastically at Winslow Township.

Herasme, a point guard who originally hails from nearby Chester, joins the Red Foxes as a true freshman who played scholastically at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey. Each of the last two seasons, he helped lead Don Bosco to the final of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament of Champions, and the team posted a 28-3 record in 2017-18. Herasme will be playing for the Dominican Republic national team at the FIBA Under 18 Americas Championship, which opens on June 10.

Hines, a guard, also joins the Red Foxes as a true freshman. Playing in one of the top scholastic leagues in the country, Hines was a four-year varsity starter for Bishop Ireton High School in Virginia and averaged over 15 points per game as a high school senior. Hines was also a three-year varsity boys basketball MVP and a three-year member of the All-WCAC team along with All-Met his senior season.

Jones is a 6-foot-8 transfer from Charleston Southern who will sit out this season and have two years of eligibility beginning with the 2019-20 season. In 2017-18, he had a team-leading 1.2 blocked shots per game in just 15.6 minutes per game. He also shot .735 from the field. He has appeared in 60 collegiate games. Jones attended Poly High School in Baltimore, and helped lead his team to the city championship in 2016.

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