Fri, 05/16/2008 - 15:28 — Press Release
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. ? Marist head men’s basketball coach Chuck Martin announced the signing of R.J. Hall and Alex Vouyoukas to National Letters of Intent on Friday. Hall and Vouyoukas, who will attend Marist in the fall of 2008, are the first two players to sign with the Red Foxes since Martin was hired as head coach on April 17. “We are bringing in two quality people with the potential to be outstanding players in this league,” Martin said. “Both come from winning programs, which is extremely important to me and my staff at Marist.”
R.J. Hall ? 5’10” / 170 ? Guard ? Bloomfield Tech ? Bloomfield, N.J.
Hall, a pure point guard, averaged 14 points and five assists per game this past season. His teams at Bloomfield Tech combined for 103 victories in his varsity career. Hall was named First Team All-Essex County and an Essex County Scholar-Athlete.
Martin on Hall: “What I like about R.J. is that he owns speed. It belongs to him. Regardless of who his opponent is, they can’t take that away from him. The way I want to play, that is extremely critical to our program.”
Alex Vouyoukas ? 6’9” / 225 ? Forward ? Blair Academy (N.J.) ? Greece
Vouyoukas, a native of Greece, played this past season at Blair Academy in New Jersey. He helped lead his team to the state prep tournament final this season. Vouyoukas (pronounced Voo-YOU-kas) is trying out this summer for Greece’s 20-and-under national team.
Martin on Vouyoukas: “Alex is a skilled big man who is not afraid to rebound in traffic. With hard work, he can blossom into a very good player in the MAAC.”
Marist also announced that Julius Wells has been given an unconditional release from the National Letter of Intent he had signed this past November. The late signing period concludes May 21. For the latest news on Marist’s 23 Division I sports, log on to GoRedFoxes.com.