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Jun 29, 2014 10:00 AM by Posted by Greg Smith

Men's Hoops Announces Class of 2018

Air Force men's basketball coach Dave Pilipovich has announced the 10 players that comprise the Falcons' incoming Class of 2018. Seven of them played at the USAFA Prep School last season and helped the team to a 20-11 record.

Dezmond James
Height: 6-4
Weight: 215
Position: Guard / Forward
Hometown: Parker, CO
High School: Ponderosa HS
Previous School: USAFA Prep School

Before Air Force
Appeared in 28 games for the USAFA Prep School ... averaged 12.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest ... finished second on the team in rebounding and third in scoring average ... second on the team with 77 and 113 free throws made and attempted, respectively ... fourth on the team with 57 assists ... two-year letterwinner in basketball at Ponderosa HS ... lettered his sophomore year at Lewis-Palmer HS ... second-team all-state selection as a senior ... two-time first-team all-conference performer ... high school basketball coach was Mike Gibbs.


Brendan Leonard
Height: 6-8
Weight: 225
Position: Center
Hometown: Olympia, WA
High School: Olympia HS
Previous School: USAFA Prep School

Before Air Force
Appeared in 27 games for the USAFA Prep School ... averaged 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest ... fifth on the team with five blocked shots ... three-year letterwinner in basketball at Olympia HS ... also lettered in baseball ... averaged 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game as a senior ... high school basketball coach was Luke Salme.


Lake Lutes
Height: 6-7
Weight: 205
Position: Forward
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Jesuit HS

Before Air Force
Three-year letterwinner in basketball ... also lettered one year in football ... named first-team all-city and helped team to sectional title as a senior ... selected to one all-tournament team as a senior and three as a junior ... earned three MVP tournament awards during his senior season ... named best offensive player on football team ... high school basketball coach was Greg Harcos.

 


Trevor Lyons
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Position: Guard
Hometown: Newport News, VA
High School: Woodside HS
Previous School: USAFA Prep School
Before Air Force
Appeared in 24 games for the USAFA Prep School ... averaged 12.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game ... finished second on the team in scoring average ... led team with 84 and 123 free throws made and attempted, respectively ... led squad with 49 steals and finished third with 61 assists ... four-year letterwinner at Woodside HS ... two-time second-team all-district selection ... brother of 2013 AFA grad Michael Lyons ... high school basketball coach was Erick Mays.


Ryan Manning
Height: 6-6
Weight: 190
Position: Forward
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Sheldon HS
Previous School: USAFA Prep School

Before Air Force
Appeared in 29 games for the USAFA Prep School ... led the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game and rebounding at 5.3 per contest ... made a team-high 48 three-pointers and shot a team-best 38.1 percent from 3-point range (48-126) ... also paced team with 33 offensive rebounds ... shot 72.6 percent (61-84) from the free-throw line ... four-year letterwinner in basketball at Sheldon HS ... also lettered two years in baseball and one in volleyball ... helped team to four sectional and three league championships ... team won Nor Cal title in 2012 ... first-team all-league pick as a senior ... high school basketball coach was Joey Rollings.


Jacob McGraw
Height: 6-5
Weight: 197
Position: Forward
Hometown: Portland, OR
High School: La Salle Prep HS
Previous School: USAFA Prep School

Before Air Force
Appeared in 23 games for the USAFA Prep School ... averaged 7.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game ... shot 61.7 percent (56-107) from the field ... four-year letterwinner at La Salle Prep HS ... helped team to four Tri-Valley league titles ... first-team all-state and McDonald's All-America nominee as a senior ... three-time first-team all-conference selection ... high school basketball coach was Jared Curtis.


Matt Mooney
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Position: Guard
Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: Notre Dame HS
Previous School: USAFA Prep School

Before Air Force
Appeared in 22 games at the USAFA Prep School ... averaged 11.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... finished third on the team with 35 steals and fifth with 46 assists ... finished second on the team with four 3-point attempts per game ... four-year letterwinner at Notre Dame HS ... team MVP and all-state selection as a senior ... two-time all-conference pick ... high school basketball coach was Tom Les.


CJ Siples
Height: 6-3
Weight: 170
Position: Guard
Hometown: Cibolo, TX
High School: Steele HS
Previous School: USAFA Prep School

Before Air Force
Appeared in 28 games at the USAFA Prep School ... averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game ... finished third on the team in rebounding ... led the team with 88 assists and 23 blocked shots ... second on the squad with 32 offensive rebounds and 40 steals ... three-year letterwinner at Steele HS ... first-team all-state selection as a senior ... named 5A Player of the Year by the San Antonio Express-News ... helped team to the state semifinals as a senior ... named 2011 Newcomer of the Year by the Express-News ... two-time all-region and three-time all-district pick ... played in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-star game ... high school basketball coach was Lonny Hubbard.


Frank Toohey
Height: 6-7
Weight: 215
Position: Center
Hometown: Elmhurst, IL
High School: York Community HS

Before Air Force
Four-year letterwinner in basketball ... two-time Athlete of the Year at York HS ... school's career leader for wins ... helped team to two regional titles ... two-time all-conference selection ... honorable mention all-state pick ... high school basketball coach was Vince Doran.


Jacob Van
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Position: Guard
Hometown: Mansfield, TX
High School: Mansfield Lake Ridge HS

Before Air Force
Three-year letterwinner in basketball ... first-team all-region selection as a senior ... two-time first-team all-district pick ... high school basketball coach was Donte Wilson.

 

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