Three players have transferred from the team, including point guard Ronnie Steward, according to a team source.
Steve Swiech and Alex Sullivan also chose to transfer, but Steward is the surprise among the three, because he had been earning more minutes after recovering from a leg injury last season.
The team added a point guard from Puerto Rico to potentially take Steward's spot in the lineup. Five-foot-9 guard Alex Abreu signed a letter of intent, the university announced today.
Here is what GoZips.com's press release says about the new addition:
Abreu currently attends Central Jersey Each One Teach One Academy (CJEOTO), a prep school located in Somerset, N.J.
A 5-foot-9, 175-pound guard from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Abreu averaged 14 points and nine assists this season and was a First-Team All-New Jersey Prep honoree. He transitioned to CJEOTO after attending Bayamon Military Academy for four years.
Abreu was also a member of the Under-19 Puerto Rican National Team, which posted a 5-4 record and finished sixth in a 16-team field at the 2009 FIBA World Championship in New Zealand last July.
"We are excited to add Alex to our team," Dambrot said. "He is a versatile guard and has played at a very high level of the game internationally. He has a good shooting stroke, tremendous feel for the game and the ability to make others better. He also comes from a great family and is a high-character person – things that are first and foremost in our recruiting philosophy."