ILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee School Of Engineering men's basketball team has added 13 new players to its roster for the 2014-15 season, head coach Brian Miller announced Wednesday.
The incoming class consists of one transfer and 12 true freshmen from nine different states.
Quinten Calloway of Milwaukee, Wis., is a transfer from NCAA Division II Northern Michigan, where he played two seasons and joins the team as a junior.
Dylan Meyer of Fredonia; Antonio Bett of Elkhart Lake, Wis.; Tegan Miles of Salem, Wis.; Gregg Pigg of Milwaukee, Wis.; Levi Gatrost of Center Point, Iowa; Zach Tichelaar of Brookfield, Wis.; Nolan Henton of Albuquerque, N.M.; Zane Snyder of Bedford, Pa.; Adam Wright of Portland, Ore.; Jeremy Warren from El Paso Texas; Luka Radovic of Quincy, Ill.; and Grant McCuiston of Madisonville, Ky. make up a class of freshmen that have enrolled at MSOE and will join the basketball team in 2014-15.
"Our 2014 recruiting class has size, speed, and obviously depth," Miller said. "It's a group of players that has a chance to succeed at a high level and I have high expectations for their success. We have landed recruits from all over the country, which I chalk up to MSOE's efforts to expand its brand. The success of our program plays a role, but the academic profile of the University has helped us to attract high-level student-athletes to our program."
Calloway is the highlight of the group, bringing two years of Division II experience to the Raiders at point guard. He played in 39 games for the Wildcats from 2011-13, making 24 starts and averaging 6.7 points and 2.5 assists in 25.0 minutes per game. He played at Marquette High School in Milwaukee and was named to the all-conference first team, all-area third team and all-state fourth team.
Calloway enrolled at MSOE prior to the 2013-14 school year, but was not a member of the basketball team.
Another 6-foot-1 guard, Meyer played at Fredonia High School, where he scored 1,410 career points and left as the school's second all-time leading scorer. He was the conference player of the year, a three-time all-conference first-team selection and was named to the All-Western New York Fourth Team.
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Bett is a 6-foot-1 guard for Elkhart Lake High School, earning conference player of the year and Wisconsin Division 4 All-State honors as a senior. He is the cousin of Quinten Calloway and was an alternate for the WBCA All-Star Game.
Miles is a 6-foot-8 center from Catholic Central High School in Burlington. He was a first-team all-conference selection and played in the WBCA All-Star game.
Pigg is a high-scoring 5-foot-8 guard from nearby Nicolet High School. He averaged 20 points per game last season for the Knights and was named to the all-conference first team.
A 6-foot-6 forward, Gatrost played at Central Point Urbana High School, being named to the all-conference team twice. He was a first-team selection as a senior after being named to the second team as a junior.
Tichelaar is another forward, standing 6-foot-5 and playing at Brookfield Central High School. The Lancers went 24-1 his senior season, including a perfect 14-0 conference-winning record.
Henton is an a 6-foot-1 guard from El Dorado High School. He was named all-district honorable mention on the court, while earning academic all-district and all-state awards as well.
Snyder is a 6-foot guard from Northern Bedford County High School. He was a team captain for a squad that finished 19-9 on the season. Named team MVP, he was also a first-team all-conference honoree.
A 6-foot-3 guard, Wright helped his team to state and was named honorable mention all-conference.
Warren is a 6-foot-5 forward that was academic all-state at Chapin High School. Meanwhile, Radovic is a 6-foot-8 center from Quincy High School and McCuiston is a 6-foot-2 guard out of North Hopkins High School.