Saints Eager to Get New Season Started

Mitch Buonaguro enters his third season as head coach

Sept. 12, 2012

ALBANY -- It's been six long months since Siena lost to eventual Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Loyola (Md.) in the league semifinals.

It's been even longer then that for some of the members of the men's basketball team, who are looking to have a big impact for the Saints this time around.

Rakeem Brookins, Trenity Burdine and Davis Martens all sat out last season with injuries.

They are more than anxious to get back on the floor.

"I can't wait," said Burdine, at the team's Sneak Preview, on Tuesday. "It's been way too long."

Burdine missed all of the 2011-12 season with a foot injury, while Brookins, who was the team's point guard two seasons ago, was out with a back injury.

"I've been away from this floor for a long time," Brookins said. "So to get back on this court is a blessing."

Last year's Saints squad was very thin, reduced by injuries and ineligibilities.

Everyone is healthy and ready to kick off the 2012-13 season, which begins Nov. 9, at home, against Vermont.

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