NEW ORLEANS, La. –Loyola University New Orleans men’s head basketball coach Dr. Michael Giorlando announced the signing of six student-athletes for the 2010-11 recruiting class.
The 2010-11 class consists of DeJuan Carter of Prosper, Texas, Manual Gandara of Gulfport, Miss., Robert Lovaglio of Winter Park, Fla., Anthony Miles of Pearland, Texas, Jamal Silas of New Orleans, La., and Tommy Stangl of La Habra Heights, Calif.
"We are very excited to have these six young men join our University and program,” said Coach Giorlando. “These are fine student athletes who have flourished in outstanding programs and will bring a lot of depth to our team. We graduated six talented players last year and believe these guys will be solid contributors on and off the court for the Wolfpack."
DeJuan Carter, a 6-0 guard from Prosper High School in Texas, was named All-District twice and earned district MVP as a senior after averaging 18 points per game. Prosper won district and had a record of 33-4.
Manuel Gandara, a 6-8 post player originally from Tintillo Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, prepped at St. Stanislaus College Prep in Gulfport, Mississippi. He averaged six points, six rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game. St. Stanislaus finished with a 27-8 record and were state runners-up.
Robert Lovaglio, a 6-5 guard/forward, won a state championship as a senior at Winter Park High School in Florida. He scored over 1,000 career points and set the school rebounding record. As a senior, he averaged 12.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. His accolades include being named All-State as senior, All-Central Florida twice, and made All-Metro three times.
Anthony Miles, a 6-1 guard from Glenda Dawson High School in Pearland, Texas, earned 1st Team All-District honors and was named Team MVP.
Jamal Silas, a 6-4 forward from New Orleans, played at O. Perry Walker Senior High School.
Tommy Stangl, a 5-10 guard from La Habra Heights, Calif. was a four-year letter winner at Mater Dei High School. He was named 1st Team All League, averaged 2.4 assists, and helped Mater Dei to a CIF state title with a 32-2 record.
Loyola opens up the 2010-11 campaign at The Den on Oct. 29 against Webber International.