Nov. 17, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Men's Basketball Head Coach Jim Christian has announced the addition of four players. The Green and White will welcome Antonio Campbell, Wadley Mompremier, Maurice Ndour and D.J. Wingfield next year for the 2013-14 season.
"We are really excited about adding this group of young men to the Ohio Basketball program," Head Coach Jim Christian said. "Not only will they contribute on the court for the Bobcats in years to come, but their high character will make them exemplary student-athletes this university and community will be proud of."
Campbell, a 6-8 power forward from Holy Cross High School in Covington, Ky., chose the Bobcats over Bowling Green, Kent State, Southern Illinois and Illinois State. A strong and mobile post threat, Campbell has shown the ability to step out and knock down three-pointers while combining that with the ability to score the ball in the low post.
Another one of Campbell's attributes that will benefit the Bobcats is his ability to deliver crisp outlet passes in transition and off rebounds. As a junior, he averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds per game, shooting 54 percent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc. On the defensive end, he averaged 4.6 blocks per game for coaches Erik Goetz and Andre McClendon. Campbell also suited up for Club Ohio on the AAU circuit, coached by Nic Johnson
Mompremier has continued to show improvement during his prep career in Miami, Fla., and continues to impress. He's got the length and skill that makes him quite the matchup problem. Mompremier can dribble by most guys his size and has the ability to shoot over smaller defenders from the perimeter.
"Wadley is everything you can ask for in a young man," Miami Senior High School Head Coach Marcus Carreno said. "He is a shy and quiet guy at first but once you get to know him, he really opens up. He is a great teammate and always puts forth the maximum effort on the floor. He wants to do what's best for his family and those are values you don't always see."
He makes plays at both ends of the court due to his high motor and has also shown the ability to make difficult passes in transition. Mompremier chose Ohio over Massachusetts, Northwestern, Wyoming and Cleveland State
Ndour, a native of Thies, Senegal currently plays at Monroe College in New York. A long and mobile player at 6-8, Ndour chose Ohio over Western Kentucky, West Virginia and St. John's. His long arms and good hoops IQ make him a proficient shot-blocker and offensively, he can shoot the ball from a variety of spots on the floor.
"Maurice is a wonderful human being," Monroe College Head Coach Jeff Brustad said. "Since day one when he stepped on this campus he has fit in with his teammates. He has brought them into his world and they have brought him into theirs. Now in his sophomore year, we're building our team of freshmen around him."
Last season at Monroe, he averaged 9.4 points and 6.4 rebounds, while leading the squad with 2.4 blocks per game and shooting 56 percent from the field. In addition, Ndour shot 71 percent from the line in helping the Mustangs to a 33-4 record
Wingfield is a 6-5 shooting guard/small forward and was named the Enquirer Division IV Player of the Year at Lockland High School last season. He averaged 17.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a junior on his way to also earning District 16 player of the year honors. He currently plays for Ricardo Hill at Walnut Hills High School.
Wingfield uses his athleticism to his advantage, penetrating opposing defenses and grabbing rebounds against taller defenders. He chose Ohio over rival MAC schools Ball State, Kent State, Akron, and Bowling Green. The son of former NBA player and Cincinnati standout Dontonio Wingfield played on the AAU circuit with Martin's Wolverines coaches by Matt Farvs.