DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's basketball coach Phil Rowe announced Tuesday the addition of three walk-ons to the 2002-03 roster. Freshmen Jeremy Friel (Durham, N.H.), Peter Zotto (Weston, Mass.) and Stephen Salis (Nashua, N.H.) all earned spots on the team this preseason.
Friel, a 6-2 guard, starred at nearby Oyster River High School, where he led the Bobcats to the New Hampshire Class I semifinals his junior year and the quarterfinals in 2001. Friel averaged 23 point per game his senior year, along with five rebounds a game and two assists. Friel was first team all-state his senior year after earning second team honors the year before. Friel is the youngest son of long-time UNH men's basketball coach Gerry Friel, who coached the Wildcats for 20 seasons (1969-1989).
Salis, a 6-5 forward, was the New Hampshire Class L Player of the Year last season after leading Nashua High School to the 2002 state championship. Last season Salis averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game and was the most valuable player of the Granite State Shootout Senior All-Star Game.
Zotto, a 6-3 guard, averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game at Weston High School his senior year. Zotto was a Dual County League first team selection in 2000-01.
The Wildcats open the season at the University of Miami on Nov. 23 (7 p.m.) Their home-opener is Nov. 30 (12 p.m.) against Liberty University.