Ky. - Northern Kentucky University has added a pair of inside players
to its 2008-09 men’s basketball roster, Norse head coach Dave
Bezold announced Tuesday.
Leslie Malone, a 6-foot-7 forward from Lithonia, Ga., and Tanner
Jacobs, a 6-foot-7 post player from Louisville, Ky., have transferred
to NKU. Malone played at Cameron (Okla.) last season, while Jacobs
comes to NKU from Kennesaw State.
and Tanner will add a great deal to our team’s inside attack
this season,” Bezold said. “Leslie played Division II
basketball last year and averaged a double-double, so we expect
him to step in and help us immediately.
did a very good job at Kennesaw State last season as a freshman.
He’s a strong inside player with a lot of talent. We’re
very excited to have both players join our program.”
19.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per game last season at Cameron. He
finished seventh nationally in rebounding in the NCAA Division II
statistics. Malone was also named All-Lone Star Conference second
team last season.
7.7 points and 5.0 rebounds for Kennesaw State, which is an NCAA
Division I institution. A graduate of Louisville Trinity High School,
Jacobs started 22 of 30 games for Kennesaw State and shot 47.9 percent
from the field.
top effort for the Owls was a 17-point, 18-rebound performance against
Mercer. He collected three double-doubles last season and added
a 17-point performance against Minnesota.
Malone and Jacobs
join two other transfers, 6-5 A’Daeron Duncan from Coppin
State, and 6-5 Dustin Maguire from Saint Louis, as potential impact
players for this year.
NKU posted a
21-8 record last season and captured its second straight Great Lakes
Valley Conference East Division championship.