Men’s basketball: #Bonnies sign Marcus Posley

By Chuckie Maggio

On Wednesday afternoon, the St. Bonaventure coaching staff filled one of the final open slots on the Bonnies roster when junior college transfer Marcus Posley officially committed to come to Olean this fall.

Posley joins Jacksonville transfer Jaylen Adams, incoming freshman Jordan Tyson and Sheridan Junior College transfer Iakeem Alston to make up the 2014 Bonaventure recruiting class. It’s a talented group, arguably the most anticipated class of Mark Schmidt’s tenure.

Posley is definitely prepared to make an impact right away next season. The six-foot-one combo guard was named to the Mid-American Conference All-Freshmen team at Ball State before deciding to transfer to Indian Hills Community College after a coaching change. He was a standout for the IHCC team, averaging 13.5 points per game on 44 percent shooting.

“I’ve learned to be a better ball player,” Posley said. “The experience taught me a lot about the game and the importance of team chemistry.”

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Men’s basketball: Cumberbatch leads #Bonnies to victory

By Chuckie Maggio

Andell Cumberbatch made a splash in his Bonaventure debut, earning fans in the process.

Cumberbatch led all scorers with 23 points on 10-15 shooting in the Bonnies 102-57 exhibition win over Mansfield. Cumberbatch scored 21 of his 23 points in the first half of play, while he sat for most of the second.

“Andell (Cumberbatch) did everything we needed him to do,” said head coach Mark Schmidt. “Scoring, rebounding, and helping to move the ball around.”

Although Cumberbatch played exceptional on offense, his defense needs to be more consistent.

“He needs to improve his defense,” said Schmidt. “That’s one area he can improve on, and we need him to get better on the defensive side of the ball. Overall, he responded well to the nerves of the first game.”

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