DePaul Basketball Signs Four in Fall Period

CHICAGO - The DePaul men's basketball program has signed four student-athletes to National Letters-of-Intent it was announced today by Blue Demon head coach Jerry Wainwright.

The four-man class includes three prep standouts in Mac Koshwal of Boys to Men Academy in Chicago, Darquavis Tucker of Saginaw, Michigan and Michael Bizoukas from Munster, Indiana. Also included in the class is junior college standout Matija Poscic who is a native of Croatia and is currently playing at Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois.

Junior College Standout Matija Poscic Signs National Letter-of-Intent to Play Basketball at DePaul.

CHICAGO - Junior college standout Matija Poscic has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball at DePaul it was announced today by Blue Demon head coach Jerry Wainwright.

"Based on our upper class losses that we will incur after this season, we felt we needed established front court players who could play right away and one of them had to be a junior college player." DePaul head coach Jerry Wainwright said. "We are very excited that Matija Poscic has decided to join our program. He's 6-9, very mobile, strong and an active big man. Matija has European skills but plays the game with an American temperament as he is a very physical player. Matija will be able to step right in because of his age and experience. We expect Matija to have an immediate impact for us."

A 6-9, 240 pound forward from Opatija, Croatia, Poscic has had a stellar career at Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois. Poscic has been ranked as the second-best junior college sophomore in the nation by The Sporting News after he averaged 9.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for a team that finished fourth in the nation last season with a 32-4 overall record and a perfect 12-0 slate in Arrowhead Conference play.

Poscic joins DePaul's 2006-07 recruiting class of Nayal "Mac" Koshwal, a 6-9, 235-pound forward from Chicago's Boys to Men Academy, Darquavis Tucker a 6-5, 205-pound guard from Saginaw, Michigan's Arthur Hill High School and Michael Bizoukas a 6-1, 170-pound guard from Munster High School in Munster, Indiana.

Chicago Prep Standout Nayal "Mac" Koshwal Signs National Letter-of-Intent to Play Basketball at DePaul

CHICAGO - Boys to Men Academy standout Nayal "Mac" Koshwal has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball at DePaul it was announced today by Blue Demon head coach Jerry Wainwright.

"With an experienced player like Matija Poscic in the fold, we are pleased to have one of the more accomplished 2007 graduates in Mac Koshwal join the program as well," DePaul head coach Jerry Wainwright said. "Mac brings a BIG EAST Conference body at 6-9, 240 with great skills and mobility. He can face up and play on the perimeter but will also do the dirty work underneath. Mac's physical ability will have an immediate impact and allow him to be competitive in the BIG EAST Conference right away. We felt Mac could play for any team in the country and is somebody, down the road, that could be one of the best players ever to play at this University."

A 6-9, 235-pound forward Koshwal averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game for Boys to Men Academy. He has been named as the 26th-best senior in the nation by both Lindy's and The Sporting News, ranked 32nd by CBS Sportsline and 37th by Athlon. Mac was also a High Honorable Mention All-American by Street & Smith's.

Koshwal was a prep teammate of current DePaul freshman Thijin Moses. He joins DePaul's 2006-07 recruiting class of Darquavis Tucker a 6-5, 205-pound guard from Saginaw, Michigan's Arthur Hill High School, Matija Poscic a 6-9, 240-pound junior college forward from Opatija, Croatia who is playing at Highland Community College in Elgin, Illinois and Michael Bizoukas a 6-1, 170-pound guard, Munster High School in Munster, Indiana.

Saginaw, Michigan Prep Standout Darquavis Tucker Signs National Letter-of-Intent to Play Basketball at DePaul

CHICAGO - Saginaw, Michigan native Darquavis Tucker has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball at DePaul it was announced today by Blue Demon head coach Jerry Wainwright.

"With Sammy Mejia being a senior, we needed an all-purpose perimeter player who can guard bigger players. We felt there were only a couple of players out there who could do all of those things and Dar Tucker was one of them," DePaul head coach Jerry Wainwright said. "Dar is an exceptional rebounder for his size and has a very good three-point shot. What we like most about him is his ability to compete and be aggressive. At 6-5, 205-pounds, Dar's body type allows him to compete right away at the BIG EAST Conference level and that is exactly what we needed."

A 6-5, 205-pound swing player, Tucker helped lead Arthur Hill High School to the 2006 Michigan Class A state title last season while averaging 28 points and 15 rebounds per outing. Listed as the ninth-best small forward in the nation by Scout.com, Tucker is listed as the 22nd-best senior in the nation by both Lindy's and The Sporting News. Athlon lists Tucker as the 40th-best senior in the country while CBS Sportsline has him ranked 42nd. A High Honorable Mention All-American by Street & Smith's, Tucker excels in the classroom as well as he carries a 3.2 GPA.

Tucker joins DePaul's 2006-07 recruiting class of Nayal "Mac" Koshwal, a 6-9, 235-pound forward from Chicago's Boys to Men Academy, Michael Bizoukas, a 6-1, 170-pound guard from Munster High School in Munster, Indiana and Matija Poscic a 6-9, 240-pound junior college forward from Opatija, Croatia who is playing at Highland Community College in Elgin, Illinois.

Munster, Indiana Standout Michael Bizoukas Signs National Letter-of-Intent to Play Basketball at DePaul

CHICAGO - Munster, Indiana native Michael Bizoukas has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball at DePaul it was announced today by Blue Demon head coach Jerry Wainwright.

"Michael Bizoukas helps solidify our program's perimeter game. Michael is an outstanding ball-handler, defender and a true leader. Michael is a young man that right now might be a little bit under the national radar, but down the road we believe will be a tremendous BIG EAST Conference guard because he has the intangibles of toughness, intelligence and desire to improve on a daily basis," DePaul head coach Jerry Wainwright said.

A true point guard, Bizoukas is a 6-1, 170-pound standout for Munster High School who earned Honorable Mention All-American by Street & Smith's. Bizoukas averaged 8.9 points and 5.9 assists as a junior last season.

Bizoukas joins DePaul's 2006-07 recruiting class of Nayal "Mac" Koshwal, a 6-9, 240-poiunt forward from Chicago's Boys to Men Academy, Darquavis Tucker a 6-5, 205-pound guard from Saginaw, Michigan's Arthur Hill High School and Matija Poscic a 6-9, 240-pount junior college forward from Opatija, Croatia who is playing at Highland Community College in Elgin, Illinois.

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