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For Immediate Release: May 18, 2007
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton men's basketball lands four recruits for 2007-08 season
First-year head coach Broadus excited about potential impact of quartet

VESTAL, N.Y. - First-year Binghamton University head basketball coach Kevin Broadus has dramatically strengthened the program with the addition of four recruits for the 2007-08 season. Broadus has signed two junior college and two high school players and still has one scholarship remaining. Set to join the Bearcats in the fall are 6-foot-7 junior forward Milos Klimovic, 6-6 junior guard Reggie Fuller, 6-5 freshman guard Moussa Camara and 6-4 freshman guard Devon McBride.

"At this late date, to sign such high quality athletes is very pleasing," Broadus said. "We were lacking wings and so we went after that spot. These are guys who can contribute right away and help us get to the next level immediately."

Milos Klimovic (Sarajevo, Bosnia/Hillsborough Community College) is a highly-coveted junior college player who originally signed with University of Houston before being granted a release from his NLI recently. Klimovic (pronounced MEE-lows kle-MO-vich) averaged a team-high 14.5 points and grabbed 4.3 rebounds for Hillsborough College (Fla.) last season. He shot 42% from three-point range (82-for-195) and was a 77% free throw shooter (58-for-75). Klimovic helped Hillsborough (19-12) win a Suncoast Conference Championship and advance to the second round of the Florida Community College Region Eight State Tournament. He scored 13 points in a 69-67 win over Tallahassee CC in the opening round and scored nine points on 3-of-5 three-pointers in a 75-71 loss to Central Florida in the second round.

"From Day 1, Milos was the guy I needed," Broadus said. "There is a premium on shooters and we are ecstatic to have him. He committed to a Conference-USA team and that means we have upgraded our talent with his arrival. Milos really knows how to play and I envision us centering our offense around him."

Klimovic played his freshman season at Lake Region State in North Dakota after graduating from GKimnazija III High School. In addition to Houston, Klimovic was pursued by the likes of DePaul, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Florida and University of San Francisco.

Reggie Fuller (Missouri City, Texas/Hightower/Angelina College) comes directly from Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas, where he helped lead the Roadrunners to 16 wins and a berth in the Region XIV tournament. This season, he averaged 8.0 points and a team-best 6.2 rebounds and led the team for the second straight year in field goal percentage (55%). As a freshman, he averaged 12.8 points and was an all-district and first team all-defense selection for an Angelina team that won 26 games and came within a victory of advancing to the national tournament in Kansas.

"Reggie is a big-time athlete - a high-major athlete," Broadus said. "Fans will love watching him. He's a great defender and brings a lot of energy."

Fuller received interest from UNC Charlotte, Colorado State and Fresno State.

Moussa Camara (Paris, France/The Rock School (Fla.)/Stoneridge School (Calif.), originally from Paris, France, played last season for Stoneridge School in Simi, California, averaging just under four points a game. In his senior season at The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., Camara averaged 17.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, earning team MVP honors. He was a first team all-state selection for Division I-A and was selected as MVP of the state playoffs.

"Moussa is an athletic guard who can play multiple positions," Broadus said. "He's a streaky shooter and very good defender who is multi-dimensional."

Other schools interested in Camara included Lamar, Providence, Loyola, Cal-Santa Barbara and Cleveland State.

Devon McBride (Richmond, Va./The Hill School) played two years at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. He averaged 22.3 points and 3.1 assists as a junior, earning first team All-Mercury (all-area) honors. He also spent a year at American Christian School in Aston, Pa., where he led the team with a 23.9 scoring average.

"Devon is a strong, athletic guard who can score," Broadus said. "He's a tough, hard-nosed kid who will be very good down the line."

He also considered Ball State, St. Bonaventure and Rhode Island among others.

Broadus has seven players returning from Binghamton's 2006-07 squad. Guard Marvin Lee won't return for his senior season and junior forward Ian Milne, who missed most of the season due to injury, will remain at the University but won't play basketball. That leaves Broadus with one remaining scholarship to give.

2007 Binghamton Basketball Recruits

 Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School/Previous School
Moussa Camara Fr. G/F 6-5 185 Paris, France/The Rock School (Fla.)/Stoneridge
Reggie Fuller Jr. G/F 6-6 195  Missouri City, Texas/Hightower/Angelina College
Milos Klimovic Jr. F 6-7 220 Sarajevo, Bosnia/GKimnazija III/Hillsborough Community College
Devon McBride Fr. G 6-4 210 Richmond, Va./The Hill School
Chretien Lukusa* Fr. G 6-2 210 Scarborough, Ontario/Eastern Commerce Collegiate
 * signed in January

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