Talent Transfers In For Silverswords

Chaminade men’s basketball coach Eric Bovaird has signed four new players and hails the incoming class as one that boasts both “versatility and strength.”

Bovaird signed Long-Mao Hu back in November, and last week, he completed the class with Rhys Murphy, Tyree Harrison and Michael Green. The 6-foot-7 Murphy transfered from Division I Oregon State and has two more years of eligibility. He was rated a three-star recruit by national recruiting services when he was coming out of Lee Academy in Maine.

“Rhys can really shoot the ball,” Bovaird said. “He played limited minutes at OSU, but was still able to show his ability. He’s really long and athletic and should fit well into our style of game. Rhys is a great student who made the First-team All Academic team in the Pac-12 last year.”

Long-Mao Hu, a 6-5 forward from Taipei, competed in the Nike Global Challenge in 2010 as well as the 2011 U19 FIBA Basketball Championships. Hu, who answers to Kevin, could play multiple positions at CUH. “Kevin is a very explosive player who can handle the ball, shoot from the outside, and has great footwork inside. He is very versatile, just the player we need to play the style of basketball we want to play. I am looking forward to coaching him, and I’m sure he’ll be a true asset to Chaminade and our basketball program.”

Harrison is from Citrus College in Glendora, Calif. He follows former Owl standouts Steven Bennett, De’Andre Haskins, Chris Reaves and Scott Metcalf, who also played for Citrus prior to Chaminade. The athletic forward from San Bernardino (Cajon High) was a key component at Citrus going 28-2 last winter as he averaged 8 points and 8 rebounds per game.

“Tyree helped Citrus College win a lot of games the past two seasons. He is very long, athletic, and possesses great skills. I love his aggressiveness and intensity. He should fit very well into the style we want to play.”

Green transfered from Division I University of Akron. He was a Third-Team All-Central District player in high school, and a First-Team All-Conference selection as a junior and a senior.