Friday, August 28, 2009

Roster retooling continues

UMaine's roster makeover continues with the signing of Jerrell Boswell to a letter of intent. Coach Ted Woodward, on the heels of the Terrance Mitchell signing, announced that Boswell, a 6-0 guard from Covington, Ga., and Snead State Community College in Boaz, Ala., will join the Black Bears this fall.

Boswell was the sixth-leading scorer in the Alabama Community College Conference during his sophomore season, averaging 18.5 points per game.
Last season, he posted five games of 30 or more points, including a 45-point outburst against Northwestern Tech on Dec. 4.
He made 147 three-pointers while shooting 40.9 percent from behind the arc, averaging 4.9 three-pointers per game. Boswell had four games where he made 10 or more three-pointers, including 15 in one game which is the second-most in National Junior College Athletic Association history according to their record books. He was a two-time All-Region 23 selection and led his team to a top-25 ranking during the 2008-09 season.
With the commitment, Boswell becomes the sixth first-year player on the UMaine roster for the upcoming season. He'll be joined by:
Terrance Mitchell, junior, 6-3 guard, Faulkner State (Ala.);
Jacob McLemore, freshman, 6-2 guard, San Diego;
Murphy Burnatowski, freshman, 6-6 forward, Canadian junior national team ;
Mike Allison, freshman, 6-9 forward, Canadian junior national team ;
Travon Wilcher, sophomore, 6-7 forward, UMass transfer.

1 comment:

MattT said...

It will be interesting to see if this group can jell? The JuCo guys appear to be capable scorers. They should at least improve Maine's lack of depth from last season. Competition for playing time never hurts a team. I would like to see this year's team get out and run more and also play pressure D full court like BU. We may have a few recruits here that can help in that area. Maine is still a little weak in the interior. We can only hope Wilcher can be an immediate help and Chetinov has improved immensely so he can be a decent back up center for McNally. I'm an eternal optimist until the team proves otherwise. Let's hope these guys come out with a chip on their shoulders and play with passion and intensity.