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Dempsey finishes off strong recruiting class

Men’s basketball will add three players for 2013-14 season

December 4, 2012

Dempsey finishes off strong recruiting class

Contact: John Hartrick (

VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton men’s basketball coach Tommy Dempsey continued his program’s upward momentum with a strong three-man recruiting class, the school confirmed on Tuesday.

Set to join BU for the 2013-14 season are 6-foot-9 forward Nick Madray (Mississauga, Ontario), 6-foot-7 forward Magnus Richards (Silver Springs, Md.) and 6-foot point guard Yosef Yacob (Chester, Pa.).

“We are excited to welcome Yosef, Magnus, and Nick to our basketball program,” Dempsey said. “We feel fortunate to add three quality student athletes to our program. Bearcat fans will enjoy watching these young men play for the next four years.”

Madray, ranked No. 55 at center by ESPN, is the No. 7-ranked prospect in Canada according to The website touted his perimeter shooting and “high ceiling” potential. Madray is currently playing for the Regional Elite Development Academy in Brampton, Ontario. After graduating from Stephen Lewis Secondary School, Madray played last season at powerhouse Findlay Prep in Nevada. Findlay went 32-1 and captured the ESPN National High School Invitational championship. On a roster stacked with talent, Madray averaged six points and three rebounds and shot 53 percent from three-point range.

Richards is an athletic wing player who graduated from Blake High School and is currently attending Fishburne Military School (Va.). He is a starting forward on a Fishburne team that had 10 players sign Division I scholarships during the early signing period. In his senior season at Blake, Richards averaged 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks per game. He was named second team all-county.

Yacob is the third Philadelphia-area recruit for Dempsey. He averaged 12.8 points, 4.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds as a junior at Archbishop Carroll High, earning second team all-state accolades. He helped steer Carroll to the state quarterfinals and a 20-8 record and also earned first team Philadelphia All-Catholic League and All-Delaware County honors. He averaged 20.1 points over the final month of his junior season.

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