September 2, 2009

MEN'S BASKETBALL PROGRAM SELECTS CAPTAINS FOR 2009-10

DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's basketball head coach Bill Herrion and his staff announced that seniors Radar Onguetou (Yaounde, Cameroon) and Colbey Santos (Onset, Mass.), as well as junior Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.), have been named tri-captains for the upcoming 2009-10 season.

"Colbey, Radar and Alvin are young men that have proven to be leaders both on and off the court," Herrion said. "We look forward to all three of them being a real integral part this season."

Onguetou, who also served as a captain in both 2007-08 and 2008-09, played in 28 games for the Wildcats last season, including 23 starts. Onguetou averaged 5.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 24.3 minutes per game, ranking 11th in the conference in rebounding and finishing second on the team in rebounding, third in field goal percentage (.387) and free throw percentage, and sixth in scoring. The Cameroon native, who was named to the five-member America East All-Academic Team, netted a career-high 16 points to go along with nine rebounds and three assists against Hartford on Feb. 4 and also narrowly missed double-doubles Jan. 31 against Vermont (9 pts, 10 rebs) and Feb. 26 versus Albany (12 pts, 9 rebs).

Santos played in 29 games for the Wildcats last season, including four starts. Santos averaged 3.1 points during 13.7 minutes of action per game, and was second on the team in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.27). Santos exploded for his best game in a UNH uniform in the America East semifinal versus Binghamton on March 8 when he poured in a career-high 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting, including 4 of 5 from behind the arc, to go along with seven rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes off the bench.

Abreu played in 27 games for the Wildcats last season, including 20 starts, but missed the final three contests due to injury. Abreu averaged 12.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists, while playing 29.6 minutes per game. He finished 12th in the conference in scoring, and ranked first on the team in steals (1.2 spg), second in scoring, third in assists, and fourth in field goal percentage (.373) and free throw percentage (.711). Abreu was a school-record 7-for-7 from behind the arc en route to pouring in a career-high 28 points versus Santa Clara on Jan. 4. Abreu matched an America East season high by tallying a career-best six swipes against Maine on Feb. 19, and then equaled a career high when he pulled down eight rebounds at Albany on Feb. 15.

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