Ky. - Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball head coach
Dave Bezold has added shooting guard Dennis Gagai to the roster
for the 2007-08 season.
Gagai, a 6-foot-4
transfer from West Virginia University, averaged 22.4 points per
game as a senior at Ironton (Ohio) High School. He scored a school-record
1,595 career points as a prep star and earned first team Division
III All-Ohio honors as a senior.
is a good scorer and an outstanding shooter, and we believe he is
going to step in and help us next season,” NKU head coach
Dave Bezold said. “He constantly works at improving his game,
and we are excited to have him in our program.”
Gagai was also
a two-time first team all-district selection by the Associated Press
and the Southeast Ohio District Player of the Year as a senior.
Gagai also lettered in baseball and golf at Ironton.
at West Virginia and made the team as an invited walk-on after graduating
from high school. He did not play last season and will have four
years of eligibility remaining at NKU.
Gagai will join
an NKU program that posted a 24-9 record and advanced to the championship
game of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament last
The Norse must
replace two starters, including Great Lakes Valley Conference Player
of the Year and first team All-American Steven Wright (16.8 ppg),
from that team.
NKU must also
replace 7-foot center James Cripe (45 blocked shots, 7.8 ppg) and
guard Kevin Schappell (10.5 ppg).