by Ken Dunkin|
Men's basketball hasn't had many signings in the spring, but with the hiring of new coach Mark Bernsen, they announced three players would be coming to play for UM-St. Louis next fall.
Bernsen made the announcement on Friday. Scott Kassel, Anthony Love, and Michael Hamilton made commitments to attend UM-St. Louis.
Kassel is a 6-foot-8-inch center who will transfer from Lewis & Clark Community College. He averaged 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game last season.
"Scott has tremendous size and because of that, he has a huge upside," Bernsen said. "I wanted him as a player because of what he offers from the neck up as well as the neck down."
Guard play will be improved by the signing of Love. He played at Vashon High School and last played at UM-Kansas City. He averaged 5.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game at UM-Kansas City.
"Anthony really solidifies us at the guard position," Bernsen said. "He is a solid threat from beyond 19 feet and can also penetrate well."
The second guard signed last week was Hamilton. He is a transfer from Three Rivers Community College. Last season he averaged eight points, eight assists, and three steals per game.
"We feel that we really got a steal in signing Michael," Bernsen said. "He is a quick penetrating guard and an excellent ball handler and passer. His competitiveness and enthusiasm make him an invaluable asset."