Bangor, ME - Husson men's basketball program has received three commitments for next season. Justin Martin (6-6 forward), Winslow HS, Kyle Johnson (6-0 guard) Calais HS, and Garett Libby (6-3 forward) Old Town HS (2013)will join the Eagles next year.
"This is a good start to our recruiting class. Justin, Kyle, and Garrett are quality student athletes who work hard and have a passion for basketball. " says head coach Warren Caruso.
Martin led Winslow HS to the Eastern Maine finals this season and a 19-3 record. The 6-6 forward averaged 19.8 points and 14.8 rebounds. Martin was also the starting tight end and linebacker on the football team who went undefeated and won the Class C State Football Championship. "Justin is very competitive. He is long and athletic with the ability to shoot the 3 and mix it up inside". Caruso states. Martin was a member of the Maine McDonald's All Star team.
Johnson helped Calais HS to a 20-2 record and a Class C State Championship. The 6-1 guard averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. He was a member of the Maine McDonald's All Star team. "Kyle has really good basketball instincts at both ends of the floor. He can play both guard positions and has very good skill set". Caruso says.
Libby is a 2013 graduate of Old Town HS. He was a 2 time Big East Player of the Year and a 3rd Team All State his senior year. The 6-3 forward went to MMA (2013-14) out of high school and took last year off. During his senior year he averaged averaged 22.2 points per game. "Garrett is a great shooter with good size at the wing position. We like Garrett's maturity and he has experience at the college level". Caruso says.
The Eagles finished 20-8 this season and played post season in the ECAC New England Tournament. This was their 8th straight season playing in the post season (NCAA – 09, 11, 13, 14 ECAC – 08, 10, 12, 15). Husson has now had 30 consecutive winning seasons and three straight 20 win seasons (66-20). This past season Caruso reached a coaching milestone with his 400th career win. His career record is now 411-191 and his career .682 winning percentage ranks him 32nd among NCAA III active coaches.
"We have some work to do as we need to reshape our roster. This is a good beginning. Our program has a lot to be proud of over many years, but this season we fell short of what we thought we could accomplish. We have a lot of work to do to get back on top".