New Hampshire men's basketball adds Caterina

Wildcats ink American University transfer

DURHAM, N.H. -- University of New Hampshire men's basketball head coach Phil Rowe announced Wednesday that Jamaal Caterina (Portland, Maine) has enrolled at the University of New Hampshire for the Fall 2004 semester and will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in Fall 2005.

Caterina, a 6-foot-6, 205 pound forward, was a member of the American University Eagles from 2002-2004. He played in 26 games last season for the Eagles.

"Jamaal is an outstanding Division I player and we are excited about his decision to join our program," said Rowe. "With three of our top scorers graduating after the 2004-2005 season, we look to bring in three players next year who we feel will be able to pick up the scoring we will lose when Ben Sturgill (Hamilton, Ohio), Damione Liddell (Omaha, Neb.) and Craig Walls (Minneapolis, Minn.) graduate. We feel that Jamaal will be one of those players due to his past outstanding scoring performances at Brewster Academy and Deering High School."

Caterina was a prep school All-American Honorable Mention for his play three years ago at Brewster Academy, where he played for head coach Jason Smith. He was also named Mr. Basketball in the state of Maine in 2001. He led the team in scoring as a senior at Deering High School.

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