Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Aces in Running for JC Guard ; Cumberbatch Lists UE among His Final Two

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Aces in Running for JC Guard ; Cumberbatch Lists UE among His Final Two

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Junior college guard Andell Cumberbatch tweeted Monday evening that his college decision is down to two schools: the University of Evansville and St. Bonaventure. The 6-foot-4 sophomore averaged 14.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for Barton (Kansas) Community College last season.

Cumberbatch will have two years of eligibility at his Division I destination. He didn't elaborate on when he'll choose between the Aces and Bonnies, who compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Cumberbatch posted double-doubles in nine of Barton CC's 16 conference games, coming within a point or rebound of doing it three other times, en route to earning first team All-Jayhawk Conference West Division honors.

Barton CC's website mentions Cumberbatch as the team's most improved player from a year ago. He more than doubled his scoring average, upped his rebounding average by five per game and shot 49.7 percent from the field.

Cumberbatch attended East Orange (N. J.) High School before going to Barton CC.

Evansville has two scholarships available and will have to replace starters at both its guard spots as well as the small forward position next season with Colt Ryan, Ned Cox and Troy Taylor graduating.

The Aces inked three others in the November signing period. Castle forward Blake Simmons, Fishers (Ind.) High School guard Jaylon Brown and Villa Angela-St. Joseph's (Ohio) High School guard Duane Gibson will each enter as freshmen in the fall.

The NCAA's spring signing period runs through May 15.

Oblong (Ill.) High School coach Brent Harper said Tuesday that one of his players, Anthony Johnson, worked out in front of Evansville coaches last week.

"I think they were real pleased with him and everything, but so far they haven't made an offer," Harper said.

Johnson is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who does have a scholarship offer from Eastern Illinois. …

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