Basketball team

Husson adds 7 new players to its men’s basketball team

Ty Henke, a 6ft 5in winger from Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham, is among seven recruits set to join the Husson University men’s basketball team in Bangor starting in the 2022-23 season.

The Eagles have also reached the Southeast, Midwest and West Coast to add to their roster, with the defending North Atlantic Conference champions also adding Eric Ahlers, a 6-foot-5 wing from Pinellas Park, in Florida ; 6-foot guard Bryce Tackett of Shady Point, Oklahoma; Luke Cramer, a 6-6 forward from Tehachapi, Calif.; DJ Woods, a 6-foot guard from Punta Gorda, Florida; 6-3 guard Johnny Willington of Clearwater, Fla.; and Gil Matondo, a 6-foot-5 winger from Johns Creek, Georgia.

Henke was a three-year starter and captain at Mt. Ararat who averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game for the Eagles last season.

The New England Recruiting Report ranked Henke fifth in the state’s high school basketball class of 2022 and 19th overall with Maine Prep School players included.

“Ty is one of the best seniors in the state and we’re thrilled to have him join our program. He’s got great skills and he’s a good athlete,” Husson head coach Warren said. Caruso: “Ty is poised to have a great college career with his athletic ability, solid academic achievement, and great mindset to be ready to play in college.”

Henke is also an outstanding golfer at Mount Ararat. He was part of the Eagles’ state championship teams in 2018 and 2019, and last season he was named to the All-Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A First Team and finished tied for fourth. at the Class A state championships.

Ahlers played at Admiral Farragut High School, which finished 11-9 this year and won its district title before losing in regionals. Ahlers averaged 12 points and five rebounds per game while shooting 38 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 76 percent from the free throw line.

Tackett averaged 18.3 points, six assists, five rebounds and 2.6 steals per game last winter for a Panama High School team that finished 22-6. Tackett shot 52% from the field and 44% from beyond the 3-point line and finished his career with 1,596 points.

Tackett was twice named Conference Player of the Year and a first-team All-Leflore County member while in Panama High School. He was selected to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 2A All-State Team, as well as named to the All-State Native American Team and received an Oklahoma All-State Honorable Mention. .

Cramer averaged 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season as captain of Paraclete High School, which finished 15-10.

Woods earned team most valuable player honors as a senior captain at Charlotte High School after averaging 15.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Woods shot 39% from behind the 3-point arc and won the Riverview Holiday Classic 3-point shooting contest while representing the Fighting Tarpon, who finished the winter with a 19-10 record.

Woods was one of three finalists for the Sun Prep Boys Basketball Player of the Year award as well as one of the finalists for Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year honors. of Southwest Florida. He was named to the All-Gulf Coast Coaches Alliance first team.

Willingham played last season at Countryside High School, which finished 16-7 and advanced to the Pinellas County Championship game. Willingham was named to the All-Pinellas County first team after leading his team with 16.3 points per game while adding four rebounds and three steals per game.

Matondo was a three-year starter for Chattahoochee High School, which won the 2020 Georgia Class A state championship. He averaged 11 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and one blocked shot per game last winter as his team finished 16-13 and qualified for the state tournament.