Niagara loses 7th player from last season’s team

By Nick Veronica

niagara_logo_bigNiagara forward James Suber tweeted Friday that he has been granted his release from the team, making him the seventh player from last year’s Purple Eagles to leave the school.

Chris Casey now has only five returning scholarship players to a team that didn’t have any seniors.

Suber, a Philadelphia native, played in 21 games last season, averaging 2.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

Here’s what Niagara has left from last year’s team, arranged by points per game:

Emile Blackman – Still on scholarship (1)
Ramone Snowden – Transfer
Dominique Reid – Still on scholarship (2)
Wesley Myers – Transfer
Karonn Davis – Still on scholarship (3)
Rayvon Harris – Transfer
Matt Scott – Still on scholarship (4)
James Suber – Transfer
Julian Richardson – Transfer
Cameron Fowler – Still on scholarship (5)
DayJar Dickson – Transfer
Anders Skou Hansen – Left mid-season
Thomas Fleming – Still on team, walk-on
David Varoli – Still on team, walk-on
(If I missed anyone, drop me a note on Twitter.)

Casey has signed only one player for next season, 6-foot-7 forward Dominic Robb.

UPDATE: There was one bit of positive news for Niagara Friday night, landing a commitment from Romero Collier, a guard from Syracuse-area Henninger High School. Collier, who also played quarterback on the football team, was named Central New York’s “Mr. Football” by the Syracuse Post-Standard in December. Casey still has six scholarships open for next year.