For Immediate Release: November 28, 2007
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Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's basketball lands two prominent guards in early signing period
Broadus signs former Syracuse recruit Mayben, former UTEP starter Alvin

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton men's basketball coach Kevin Broadus has signed two talented junior college guards to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Set to play their final two seasons at Binghamton are Emanuel "Tiki" Mayben (Troy, N.Y./Troy HS/Hudson Valley CC) and Malik Alvin (Philadelphia, Pa./Simon Gratz HS/Chipola College).

"Both players are like combo guards," Broadus said. "We could use them right now. Tiki and Malik should take us to another level. They are high-major talents and I don't expect their productivity to drop off when they arrive here. Both players will be good from Day 1 and we welcome them with open arms."

Mayben, 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, is a former Syracuse recruit and scholastic standout who played his freshman year at UMass and is currently at Hudson Valley Community College. At Hudson, Mayben is averaging 19.4 points and 9.9 assists for the 9-0 Vikings, who are ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division III national poll.

At UMass, he started 12 of 31 games at point guard, and ranked fourth in the Atlantic 10 in assists (4.1/game). He averaged 17.5 minutes a game and registered five or more assists 11 times, including a home court record-tying 11 assists in his collegiate debut against Dartmouth.

As a high school star at Troy, Mayben was rated the nation's ninth-best point guard and 58th-best overall player by He averaged 21.9 points and 10.0 assists as a senior, leading Troy to the Section 2 Class AA semifinals.

Alvin, 6-0, 175 pounds, played his freshman season at Conference USA member UTEP, setting freshman records for assists (137) and steals (45). He led C-USA freshmen in both categories and averaged 8.0 points, 4.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds for the 14-win Miners.

He is currently playing his sophomore season at Chipola College, the nation's top-ranked junior college program. Alvin is averaging 7.5 points, 4.1 assists and shooting 55% for the 9-0 Indians.

In high school, Alvin was an all-state, second-team All-City and first team All-Public League player for Simon Gratz. As a senior he averaged 16.7 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and five steals and was rated a national top-250 prep player by recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons.

Binghamton, which graduates three seniors in 2008 (Mike Gordon, Richard Forbes, Giovanni Olomo), will have one more scholarship to utilize in the spring.

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