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Cavanaugh, Makeny, Sagl, St. Furcy, Tordoff To Join Program

POUGHKEEPSIE – You’ll definitely need a scorecard to keep up with all the new players on the Marist College men’s basketball team next season.

The Red Foxes will have one of its biggest roster turnovers in recent memory for the 2019-20 season after head coach John Dunne announced the signing of five players on Thursday.

Jack Cavanaugh, Henry Mayen Makeny, Tyler Sagl, Tyler St. Furcy and Zion Tordoff will be joining the program and three more – Michael Cubbage, Jordan Jones and Matt Turner – will be suiting up after sitting out this past season as transfers.

Cavanaugh, Makeny, Sagl, and St. Furcy are joining the Red Foxes as true freshmen with four years of eligibility. Tordoff will have two years of eligibility after transferring from Casper College, and is eligible immediately.

“We’re really excited about this incoming class, and the future of our program,” Dunne said in a statement. “This class has a nice variety of players in terms of positions and strengths. We love their length and athleticism, and they all touch on different areas of need for us. They are all great character guys who care about academics. I strongly believe the Marist community will find it easy to root for this group.”

Cavanaugh, a 6-4 guard out of Sparta, N.J., helped Sparta win its conference, league, and county championships as the team earned a No. 1 seed in the state championships. He averaged 14 points, seven assists, and five rebounds per game

Makeny, a 6-7 forward, hails from Sydney, Australia and played at Blair Academy in New Jersey. He has a 6-foot-10 wingspan with a 41-inch vertical leap. In his two seasons at Blair, the team won its regular season and tournament championships each year, and won the New Jersey State Prep A title this season. Makeny averaged eight points, five rebounds, and two assists per game as a senior. Head coach Joseph Mantegna said, “Henry is the single best defender we have had since Royal Ivey, who played 11 years in the NBA. All the kid does is make unselfish, winning plays.”

Sagi is a 6-5 guard who averaged 26.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game in leading his Lincoln Prep team in Burlington, Ontario.

St. Furcy, a 6-4 guard from Woodmere Academy in Queens,

averaged 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists per game this year as Woodmere Academy reached the Class B Federation semifinal round. Last season, he scored 25 points in the championship game as Woodmere Academy won the New York State Association of Independent Schools Class B championship.

Tordoff is a burly 6-8, 220-pound transfer from Casper College in Wyoming who is a native of England. Casper went 32-3, won the NJCAA Region IX championship, and qualified for the NJCAA national championship in the 2018-19 season. Tordoff shot over 60 percent from the field while averaging 7.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Cubbage is a 6-foot-4 guard who transferred from Paris Junior College and red-shirted in 2018-19. Cubbage has two years of eligibility remaining.

Jones is a 6-foot-8 center who served the 2018-19 year in residence after transferring from Charleston Southern. Jones has two years of eligibility remaining.

Turner is a 6-foot-3 guard who served the 2018-19 year in residence after transferring from Santa Clara. Turner has three years of eligibility remaining.

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