Herrion was looking for a point guard with experience and found one in 5-10, 170-pound Jude Roybal, a junior college transfer from Cochise College in Arizona. A native of Albuquerque, N.M., he started at the point in all 32 games last season and dished off 235 assists for an average of 7.3 apg., second-best in the ACCAC and good for eighth in the nation. He also poured in 10.0 ppg. and was named third-team All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. Roybal started all 31 games at the point for the Runnin' Apaches in 2004-05, averaging 14.0 ppg. and 5.0 assists per contest for a team that finished with an impressive 23-8 record. As a result of his strong efforts on the hardwood, Roybal was named third-team All-ACCAC selection for the second straight year. During his two seasons at Cochise, Roybal's team posted an impressive 51-12 mark with him as the starting floor general. While at Cibola High School in Albuquerque, he was named the 5A New Mexico State Player of the Year and he guided his team to the 5A state championship contest. He was also named first-team all-state and all-district three straight years. As a senior he averaged 19.0 ppg., 6.0 apg. and 4.0 spg.
"Jude fits a need, said Herrion. "We needed another point guard in the program. He's a junior college kid so he'll bring us experience after playing for a very successful junior college program where he competed at a very high level. What we like about him is he has great speed and quickness, he's a very good passer and he really defends the ball. We think he will fit right in here at UNH."
Seth Price, a 6-7, 230-pound forward from Grove City, Ohio, comes to UNH after an impressive high school career that saw him score over 900 points, grab 562 rebounds and also shoot 51 percent from the floor while starting three years at Grove City High School. He also blocked 80 shots in his career and he averaged a double-double during his senior year. The Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year in his junior and senior campaigns, he was named first-team all-conference twice, was a first-team All-Super Prep in Columbus Ohio and he was an honorable mention all-state selection. Price was also an excellent student at GCHS, where he was named an OCC Conference Scholar- Athlete and was a member of the National Honor Society.
"Seth is going to give us a physical body in the frontcourt, an area where we have to improve," said Herrion. "We have to get bigger, stronger and more physical up front. He comes from a very good high school program and is a skilled big man who plays hard at both ends of the floor."
Price and Roybal join forward Radar Onguetou out of New Hampton Prep and guard Dan McGeary from Northfield Mt. Hermon Prep, who signed letters of intent in the fall.