"We are excited to welcome these three young men to the Wolfpack family," said Sendek. "All three join us from outstanding programs and have been exceptionally well-coached. They are all smart, versatile players who have been recognized as among the best in the 2006 class and each is a terrific young man away from the court. We look forward to these gentlemen representing our basketball program and our university with excellence and class."
Larry Davis (G, 6-3 , 180)
Middle Village, N.Y. • Christ the King
Plays his prep ball at prestigious Christ the King High School for Bob Oliva … The only junior to be named to the NYC all-city squad by the New York Daily News … Considered a top-3 senior prospect out of New York by scout.com ... Also named fifth-team all-state selection of the NY State Sports Writers Association … Averaged 13.9 points, seven rebounds and four assists as a junior … Posted a season-high of 30 points against Rice … Helped lead his team to a 24-3 record and a No. 15 national ranking by USA Today … That mark included a 12-0 mark in the N.Y. Catholic League, making Christ the King only the fourth team to post a perfect record in that conference in 20 years … An honors student with a 4.0 GPA ... Ranked 79th nationally and the No. 16 shooting guard by scout.com, he is also considered a four-star prospect by that outlet ... Will play in the 2005 Glaxo Invitational in Reynolds Coliseum.
Dennis Horner (F/G, 6-7, 200)
Linwood, N.J. • Holy Spirit
Plays his prep ball at Holy Spirit High School for Tom Attanasi … A three-year starter … Averaged 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks as a junior … An all-conference selection and all-parochial selection … Also won a second-team spot on the All-South New Jersey squad … Help lead Holy Spirit to a 19-8 record as a junior … Known as a solid three-point shooter ... Ranked as the No. 84 player nationally and the No. 19 shooting guard by scout.com ... Also a scout.com four star prospect.
Dan Werner (F, 6-7, 220)
Middletown, N.J. • Christian Brothers Academy
Plays his prep ball at Christian Brothers Academy for Ed Wicelinski … A third-team all-state performer as a junior … The Shore Conference's Player of the Year … Also named the 2005 Asbury Park Press Player of the Year … Averaged 16.2 points and 7.4 rebounds … Shot 52.4 percent from the field and 36 percent (41-of-113) on three-pointers and his team went posted a 26-3 mark during his junior campaign ... Team lost in the independent-school state final to curent Wolfpack freshman Brandon Costner's Seton Hall prep team.