Possible additions to next year's roster?

Next year's St. Joe's roster only loses two players, but the two, Tay Jones and CJ Aiken, were significant contributors. At the moment, next year's roster has two true newcomers in DeAndre Bembry and Jai Williams, and two redshirt freshmen in Kyle Molock and Javon Baumann. Today, Hawk Hill Hardwood takes a closer look at any additional pieces that could be added to next year's roster.

With the loss of Tay Jones, and the uncertainty surrounding the health of redshirt freshman guard Kyle Molock, the Hawk coaching staff is taking a late look at a number of guards. The most commonly discussed name at this point is 6'4 Montour (PA) point guard Devin Wilson. Last weekend, Devin visited George Mason and Virginia Tech . He holds offers from both schools. Devin still has official visits scheduled to Western Michigan and St. Joe's.

Another school in the mix for Devin Wilson is West Virginia. Devin is visiting St. Joe's in the coming weeks. Phil Martelli has been up to see Wilson twice in the past month, and is clearly prioritizing the point guard.

Another name that popped up in recent days is former Oregon State commit L.J. Westbrook. Westbrook initially committed to Oregon State as a member of the 2013 class. He since reclassified to 2014, transferred from high school in Oregon to Lee Academy (ME), and reopened his recruitment. In a national Scout article from March, Westbrook mentioned Harvard and Saint Joseph's as two schools that had been in touch.

Pat Lawless of GiveNGobball tweeted yesterday that St. Joe's was in to watch Westbrook work out last week. A 6'3 point guard, Westbrook possesses impressive athleticism and good size for the point. Hawk Hill Hardwood will keep an eye on Westbrook over the coming days to see if anything develops with regards to St. Joe's.

In addition to Wilson and Westbrook, there is a chance that the Hawks look to dip into the transfer market. Former Penn Wood(PA) standout Aaron Brown decided to transfer out of West Virginia. A 6'5 wing guard, Brown will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Former Plymouth Whitemarsh (PA) star forward Jaylen Bond also decided to transfer. The 6'7 forward spent two years at Texas, and is now looking for a new home.

St. Joe's was involved with both Brown and Bond the first time around, and it can be assumed that the Hawks have interest in both players again now. Both would have to sit a year, but could apply for a hardship waiver that would allow them immediate eligibility.

It is clear the Phil Martelli and the SJU coaching staff are looking to add depth to next year's team, especially in the backcourt. Stay tuned to Hawk Hill Hardwood for the latest on Devin Wilson, L.J. Westbrook, Aaron Brown, and Jaylen Bond.

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