Pensacola State College basketball fans can expect to see some new faces on the court during the 2017-18 season.
Five new players joining the Pirate family include:
● Yeikson Montero, a 6-foot 5-inch, point guard from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A skilled point guard, Montero comes to Pensacola State from Redemption Christian Academy in New York where he spent one year.
● Carlos Rosario, a 6-foot 8-inch forward from the Dominican Republic. A high-energy forward, Rosario also comes to Pensacola State after a year at Redemption Christian Academy.
● Matt Johnson, a 6-foot 3-inch guard from Baltimore. A high-volume shooter, Johnson joins the Pirates after spending one year at a prep school.
● Jason Scott, a 5-foot 9-inch guard from Decatur, Alabama. A lightning-quick point guard, Scott was referred to as the “floor general” at Decatur’s Austin High School.
● Howard Hinzey, a 6-foot 5-inch guard from the Bahamas. Hinzey helped lead the St. George High School team to the 2017 Bahamas National High School Basketball Championship.
Returning to the team for the upcoming season will be:
● Daryl Lewis, a 6-foot 1-inch guard, from Washington, D.C. Lewis has come off a strong freshman year at Pensacola State where he averaged 10.5 points per game.
● Gerald Williams, a 6-foot 4-inch guard, from Brooklyn, New York. Williams averaged 7.5 points per game during his freshman year as a Pirate.
● Neino Robinson, a 6-foot 1-inch guard from Century. Entering his third year with the Pirates, Robinson was sidelined by injuries last season but looks to bring invaluable leadership and work ethic to the team.
● Deng Mayot, a 6-foot 7-inch forward, from Brisbane, Australia. Continuing to transition to the American game, Mayot has added to his skills and is working hard for a successful sophomore campaign.
● Willesley Butler, a 6-foot 7-inch forward, from Jamaica. Averaging 5.8 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game, Butler is expected to give the Pirates a tough and physical low-post presence in the Panhandle Conference.