QUINCY POITIER is expected to join the Concord University Mountain Lions as one of five members of the incoming recruiting class for the 2016 season.
By RENALDO DORSETT
ONE local basketball player will see his game make the transition to another level in the collegiate ranks this fall.
Quincy Poitier will join the Concord University Mountain Lions as one of five members of the incoming recruiting class for the 2016 season.
Concord University is an NCAA Division II school, and a member of the Mountain East Conference.
Poitier, a 6’2 combo guard, spent last season with Roane State Community College and averaged 12.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.
He started 19 of his 26 appearances which included a season high 24 points in a 98-92 loss at Walters State, 20 points in a 73-65 win over Cleveland State, and his lone double double of the year - 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 67-53 win over Bryan College JV.
Poitier spent his true freshman season with Davis College, where he averaged 9.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
Originally from San Salvador, he played locally at the high school level under Kevin Johnson for the CI Gibson Rattlers.
Poitier joins a Concord class which includes Patrick Eugene, Troy Gibson, Augustine Mathias and Pierce Mowery.
Mountain Lions head coach Todd May said he was optimistic about the new additions to his roster and what they can bring the programme.
“With this recruiting class our hope was to add length and athleticism, and to fill some holes with our graduation losses which will allow us to continue to compete at the top of the Mountain East Conference,” May said.
“I feel each of these young men will impact our programme in a positive manner, not only on the court but off, as they are all great students and great young men.
It is the first class for May who was hired as the 15th coach in school history, following the departure of former coach Kent McBride.
May spent the last four seasons as the assistant coach on McBride’s staff at Concord as the Mountain Lions piled up a mark of 66-51 over that span with 42 of those wins coming the last two seasons.
May played a vital part in Concord winning the 2016 MEC Tournament Championship and appearing in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament. It was for the first time for both feats since 1997.