Ky. - Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball head coach
Dave Bezold announced Wednesday that he has added transfer guard
Kyle Julius to the 2007-08 roster.
Julius, a native
of Naperville, Ill., played at Santa Fe Community College last season
and helped the Saints win the Mid-Florida Conference championship
by averaging 8.6 points per game. The previous season, the 6-foot-4
Julius averaged 16.7 ppg for Illinois Central College.
is a great outside shooter who will keep defenses honest,”
Bezold said. “He was a very good scorer in high school, and
we think Kyle is going to be a good fit to our program."
During his career
at Naperville Central High School, Julius scored 1,100 points and
averaged 20.0 ppg as a senior. He also scored a school-record 38
points in a game and earned All-DuPage Valley Conference honors
as a junior and senior.
Julius is the
second newcomer NKU has added for next season. The Norse earlier
received a commitment from West Virginia University transfer Dennis
Gagai, a 6-4 guard.
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
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).