Witherspoon adds 3 to fill out first Canisius roster

By Nick Veronica


Reggie Witherspoon with AD Bill Maher

Canisius coach Reggie Witherspoon announced the signing of three recruits on Wednesday, completing the roster for his first season.

Witherspoon targeted size with with his final three additions, which was an area of need for the team. He added:

  • Selvedin Planincic, a 6-foot-11, 210-pound JUCO center who has two years of eligibility left;
  • Dantai St. Louis, a 6-8, 235-pound forward from Ontario;
  • and Isaiah Reese, a 6-4 guard from Florida.

The three additions join incoming freshmen Malik Johnson and Spencer Foley, who were signed by Jim Baron.

The additions fill all of Canisius’ available scholarships (UpdateAdam Weir is no longer on the team). The team said Raven Owen, who is named on ESPN’s list of college basketball transfers, has not transferred and is currently enrolled in summer classes.

The team has eight players back from last season, including starters Phil Valenti and Kassius Robertson:

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Guards: Kassius Robertson, Chris Atkinson, Kiefer Douse, Adam Weir, Raven Owen, Malik Johnson, Isaiah Reese.

Forwards: Phil Valenti, Jermaine Crumpton, Selvedin Planincic, Ronnie Gombe, Spencer Foley, Dantai St. Louis.

(Foley, who’s 6-foot-6, is sometimes listed as a shooting guard, but I put him at forward due to the Griffs’ lack of depth up front. He’ll likely be a swingman who can play both shooting guard small forward.)