For Immediate Release: December 18, 2008
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BU men's basketball kicks off recruiting class with three signees
Bearcats add two high school standouts, one junior college transfer

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton University men's basketball has signed three players to National Letters of Intent, the school announced today. Set to join the Bearcats for the 2009-10 season are freshmen Taylor Johnston (Whiby, Ontario/West Hill Collegiate Institute) and Dylan Talley (Burlington, N.J./Life Center Academy) and junior transfer Greer Wright (Lake Worth, Fla./City College of San Francisco).

"We're happy to have these three young men and look forward to their contributions," head coach Kevin Broadus said. "As much as we need shooters, all three are very good shooters and bring size to our wings."

Johnston, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound guard, chose Binghamton over Ivy League member Cornell among others. He averaged 17.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior at West Hill Collegiate. Johnston played summer ball with current Bearcats sophomore Chretien Lukusa, whose high school also battled Johnston's West Hill for Ontario bragging rights.

"Taylor is a dead-eye shooter," Broadus added.

Talley is a 6-foot-5, 215-pound guard who averaged 16.6 points and 4.6 rebounds for Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J. The muscular wing shot 45% from the floor and received offers from Drexel, La Salle and Siena.

"Dylan is a do-it-all guard whose athleticism will help us," Broadus said.

Greer is a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward from Florida who is playing his sophomore season at CCSF. As a freshman at Palm Beach CC in 2006-07, Greer averaged 6.4 points and 3.0 rebounds. He averaged 19.5 points and 8.0 rebounds as a senior at American Heritage High, earning all-area honors. He also played at Grandview Prep.

"Greer was highly recruited out of high school and we are lucky to get him," Broadus said. "He brings a scoring ability for his size that we don't have right now."

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