UAA men's basketball team adds 3 post players

AnchorageAugust 29, 2013 

The UAA men's basketball team announced some big additions Thursday.

Three post players, one standing 6-foot-9 and the others 6-8, will join the team this year. One is a junior from Utah, one is a freshman from Australia, and one is a freshman from Germany.

Brad Mears, a 6-9, 225-pound forward/center from South Jordan, Utah, and Jackson McTier, a 6-8, 215-pound forward from Rockhampton, Australia,, will play immediately. Kalidou Diouf, a 6-8, 260-pound forward from Ulm, Germany, will redshirt, according to UAA.

Mears played two seasons at Snow College in Utah. As a freshman, he played with UAA's Teancum Stafford.

McTier is a 17-year-old who averaged 17.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while leading the Southport School to a 15-1 record, plus league and Queensland Secondary Schools titles.

Diouf was captain at Urspring Basketball Academy in Ulm and helped the school to a fourth straight German national high school title.

The frontcourt additions join a UAA team that boasts one of the best backcourts in NCAA Division II, a group that includes veterans Stafford, Kyle Fossman, Travis Thompson and Colton Lauwers and redshirt sophomore Brian McGill.

The Seawolves are coming off an 18-9 season. They open Nov. 2 with an exhibition game against Division I school BYU.

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