2008-09 Men's Basketball Recruiting Class
|Mike Bersch - F|
Hometown: Mt. Holly, N.J.
High School: Rancocas Valley Regional
Head Coach: Jay Flanagan
ESPN Position Rank: 133
ESPN Grade: 81
Coach Jones on Bersch: "Mike Bersch is a standout member on the court and in the classroom. A basketball junkie, Mike is a great shooter with range who possesses a high basketball IQ."
|Bersch was named First Team All-South Jersey Group 4, Second
Team All-Burlington County and All-State Honorable Mention in
2007-08 while playing for Coach Jay Flanagan at Rancocas Valley
Regional High School. Bersch led his team to the New Jersey Group 4
State Championship last season and set a school record with 10
three-pointers against Trenton Central in the championship game.
His team finished the season ranked fifth overall in the state of
New Jersey and received the No. 1 ranking among public schools in
the state by the Neward Star Leader.
|Troy Brewer - G
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
Previous School: University of Georgia
Head Coach: Dennis Felton
High School: Montrose Christian Academy
Head Coach: Stu Vetter
Coach Jones on Brewer: "We have known Troy since high school, he is a terrific young man and an outstanding player. We are excited to have him join our basketball family. Troy is a great fit for American University."
|Brewer, a 6-5 guard, joins the Eagles after transferring from
the University of Georgia where he played two seasons. Last year,
Brewer scored a career-high 15 points against Kennnesaw State and
picked up a career best four rebounds against East Tennessee State.
Brewer helped the Bulldogs to the 2008 SEC Tournament Championship
as a freshman and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.|
Brewer, who played under coach Stu Vetter at Montrose Christian, averaged 15.1 points and 5.3 rebounds as a senior, helping the Mustangs to a 21-3 record and a final national ranking of 21. He also scored 13 points and won the three-point shooting contest at the 2007 Capital Classic.
|Jeff Holton - F
Hometown: Ft. Washington, Penn.
High School: Germantown Academy
Head Coach: Jim Fenerty
ESPN Position Rank: 125
ESPN Grade: 83
Coach Jones on Holton: "Jeff is a smart and skilled player with a versatile offensive game. Playing for Jim Fenerty at Germantown Academy gives him a tremendous foundation on which to build."
|Holton averaged 13.3 ppg and 9.0 rpg in 2007-08 for Coach Jim
Fenerty at Germantown Academy. Holton helped his team to the
Philadelphia Inter-Ac Championship as a sophomore and junior
alongside current Eagles sophomore Joe Hill.|
|Blake Jolivette - G|
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: St. Thomas
Head Coach: Neil Laminack
ESPN Position Rank: 97
ESPN Grade: 82
Coach Jones on Jolivette: "Blake possesses all the skills you look for in a point guard. His love for the game is apparent when you see him in action."
|Described by Coach Neil Laminack as a great player, student and
leader. During the 2007-08 season at St. Thomas, Jolivette led his
team to the TAPPS 6A State Championships while averaging 12.0 apg,
3.0 rpg, 8.0 apg and 4.0 spg.|
|Daniel Munoz - G|
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Head Coach: Steve Strand
Coach Jones on Munoz: "Dan is a throwback, pass first-type player who makes everyone around him better. He's an extremely hard worker and a basketball junkie who will fit in well with our team and our incoming class."
|Munoz, a 6-foot 1-inch point guard from St. Thomas Aquinas High
School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was named All-County by both the
Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald in his junior and
senior seasons. He averaged 11.1 points and 7.0 assists per game in
his senior year, helping to lead his team to a 17-8 record and a
runner-up finish in the district.
|Josh Snodgrass - G|
Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.
High School: P.K. Yonge
Head Coach: Carlos Villalobos
ESPN Position Rank: 117
ESPN Grade: 83
Coach Jones on Snodgrass: "Josh will bring a tremendous passion for the game to AU. He is an extremely versatile performer who can play multiple positions."
|Snodgrass was named First Team All-State, Class 3A and the
Gainesville-Sun Player of the Year following the 2007-08 season. He
led P.K. Yonge to a 25-7 record and the Florida State Class 3A
Final-4 while averaging 22.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 3.6 apg.|
|Vlad Moldoveanu - F|
Hometown: Bucharest, Romania
Previous School: George Mason
High School: St. John's College
Head Coach: Carlos Villalobos
ESPN Position Rank: 74 (2007)
ESPN Grade:78 (2007)
|Sophomore transfer Moldoveanu played 30 games with four starts
at George Mason in 2007-08. He averaged 11.4 mpg, 2.3 ppg and
recorded 64 rebounds and 17 blocks. Moldoveanu played seven games
for the Patriot in '08-'09 before transferring, shooting 35.3
percent from the field and averaging 2.3 ppg and 2.1 rpg.
Moldoveanu played three years of varsity basketball at St. John's
College High School under Coach Paul DeStefano.|