May 10, 2012
Siena has closed in on its recruiting class which appears to be a three man class of Richard Audu, Brett Bisping and Ryan Oliver to create depth on a roster that played as few as six scholarship players late in the season.
Siena Head Coach Mitch Buonaguro said that the top three weaknesses Siena addressed in the offseason were perimeter shooting, mistakes with turnovers and overall depth. Buonaguro said that it was key to address the depth issue in this years recruiting class.
"We need to make sure that we have enough guys that if somebody goes down that we can sustain a good level of play," Buonaguro said. "I think now we're a deep team we have 12 scholarship kids right now and if they all stay healthy I think that's enough to compete pretty well in the league."
The additions of Audu, Bisping and Oliver were key to Siena whose roster will be bolstered by returns from injury by Rahkeem Brookins, Trenity Burdine and Davis Martens as well as getting Lionel Gomis and Imoh Silas eligible to play this coming season.