BRONNER, BUCKLEY SIGN NLI'S WITH MEN'S BASKETBALL
DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Bill Herrion and his staff announced Monday that Jordon Bronner (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) and DeAndray Buckley (Romulus, Mich.) have each signed a National Letter of Intent to join the University of New Hampshire men's basketball program and attend the school next fall.
Bronner, a 5-foot-11-inch, 175-pound combo guard from Iona Prep, averaged 12 points and four assists per game this year for a team that won 25 games under head coach Vic Quirolo. Bronner and Co. won 27 games the year before en route to the school's first Catholic State Championship. The Gaels won their league championship three years in a row, while Bronner, the school's first four-year varsity starter, made all-county and all-league squads his junior and senior seasons.
“Jordon Bronner fills a need that we had because he can play both guard positions, and we are very excited to have him,” Herrion said. “He is a scoring point guard with great quickness. He has been very well coached coming from a very successful Iona Prep program.”
Buckley, a 6-4, 205-pound wing from Romulus High School, was part of a school-record 79 victories during his career, and played in two state semifinals. This season, Buckley averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals per game, while shooting 49 percent from the floor under the tutelage of head coach Nate Oates. Buckley guided the Eagles to a 21-2 record this year, as well as the No. 1 ranking in the Detroit News' Super 10. Buckley, a four-year varsity player, was named to the Detroit News All-Area West First Team, in addition to the Detroit News Dream Team Third Team.
“DeAndray is a perimeter player that will give us size and toughness at that position,” Herrion said.” He comes from a great high school program and has also been very well coached. We are very happy to have him join our family here at UNH.”
The Wildcats add Bronner and Buckley to a recruiting class that already included Scott Morris (Walkersville, Md.), who was signed during the early period in November.
Morris, who is currently wrapping up his senior year at Walkersville High School, averaged 22.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.9 steals per game this season as he led the Lions to the Class 2A West Region championship game and a 14-9 overall record. The 6-foot-2-inch, 190-pound guard was selected as the Frederick/Carroll County Player of the Year by the Maryland Gazette. The four-year starter also performs well off the court, as he is the owner of a 4.0 grade point average, which ranks No. 1 in his class of 328.