October 4, 2012

Men’s Basketball Announces Class of 2016

LANCASTER, Pa. – Six members of the class of 2016 will vie for spots on Franklin & Marshall's 2012-13 roster. The class of 2016 includes two point guards, two wing guards and a forward.

"I am very anxious to see and work with this group of wonderful and talented freshmen," said coach Glenn Robinson.

F&M returns nine of 16 players from last year's team for the upcoming campaign, including four starters.  The Diplomats posted a record of 28-3, won an unprecedented third consecutive CC title, fourth consecutive regular season, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 23rd time and went to the Elite Eight for 10th time in school history. 

F&M kicks off the 2012-13 campaign when the Diplomats host the Lancaster Rotary Tournament. The first game is November 16th against visiting Penn State Harrisburg at 7:00 pm.

Class of 2016

Kaleb Faison      G   Fr.   6-2   165   Mt. Olive, N.C. / Druid Hills

One year of varsity basketball... Co-captain ... Nation Scholar Athlete Award provided by the Army Reserve…

Devin Figueroa   G   Fr.   6-0   185      Queens, N.Y. / Lawrenceville School

Transferred from Northeastern University. Played three years of varsity basketball at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey … Served as team captain for one season … Led his team to a second-place finish in the 2011 NJSIAA State Tournament … Led team to the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Regular Season Title … 

Joe Krong   G   Fr.   6-4   190   Amsterdam, N.Y. / Christian Brothers Academy

Averaged 16 points and five rebounds senior year – Set school record for most 3-pointers made in a season … School record for most 3-pointers in a career … NYS Class "AA" State Champions 2009-2010 season … NYS Section Two Class "AA" Champions all four years … NYS State semi-finalists Class "AA" 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons … Named MVP of 2012 NYS Section Two Class "AA" Tournament … Named to the 2011 NYS Section 2 Class "AA" Tournament All-Star Team  - MVP 2011 Brother Aloysius Christmas Tournament … Named First Team All-Capital Land in 2011-2012 season by Albany Times Union, Schenectady Gazette and Troy Record … First Team Big-Ten All-Star 2011-2012 season ...

Cedric Moune    F   Fr.   6-7   215   Douala, Cameroon / Glenelg Country School

Played two years of varsity basketball... Named team captain senior season... Helped lead team to its first semi-final appearance in the Conference A Playoffs... Most Charges Taken Award... Played for One Dream and The Family Detroit AAU programs... 

Gordon Rogo   G   Fr.   6-3   185   Nairobi, Kenya / McLean

Averaged 17.6 points, 3.08 assists, 5.08 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 0.6 blocks per game in junior year …  Named Liberty District Co-MVP, All-Sun Gazette First Team, honorable mention All-Region, Team MVP junior year …  Averaged 13.6 points, 2.7 assists, 3.75 rebounds, 1.64 steals and .25 blocks per game during senior season … Led team to a 24-4 in senior season …  Named First Team All-Liberty District, Liberty District Tournament MVP, Northern Region All-Tournament Team, Second Team All-Region, Team MVP, All-Sun Gazette First Team  senior season … 

Tyler Schechter   G   Fr.   6-3   195   Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks West

Played three years of varsity basketball … Two year starter … Named captain in senior year … Second Team Suburban One … First Team Alli-Intell … Led school to Suburban one League championship … Advanced to second round of states … Led high school  team in points, charges, and rebounds senior year...