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(SALEM, Ore. ) - Corban University head men's basketball coach Steve Masten announced that seven recruits would be joining the Warrior men's basketball squad for the 2014-15 season.
Five of the seven recruits have ties to Oregon. With two playing high school basketball at South Salem and McKay High Schools in Salem.
Jeremiah Harris – Forward – 6' 6" - Eastern Arizona University
Originally hailing from Portland, Ore., Harris returns to his home state after garnering valuable playing experience with Eastern Arizona University over the course of the past two seasons. One of his most outstanding performances at Eastern Arizona came when he nabbed 20 rebounds in one game.
While at David Douglas High School prior to Eastern Arizona, Harris garnered Third-Team All-State honors, First-Team All-League plaudits, and First-Team All-Tournament accolades during his senior campaign. During his junior season, he collected Second-Team All-League recognition.
Harris plans to major in Exercise Science at Corban with intentions of one day becoming an athletic trainer.
Dillon James – Shooting Guard – 6' 4" - McKay High School – Ore.
James joins the Warriors after an impressive high school career that saw him earn a number of accolades. While playing for McKay High School, James received All-League honors during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. He also landed on the All-Region teams during his junior and senior campaigns.
AJ Monterossi – Point Guard – 5' 10" - Southridge High School – Ore.
Monterossi lands in Salem after a solid career at Southridge High School. During his time there, he collected Second-Team All-Metro honors during his junior year, while after his senior season he was awarded a First-Team All-Metro plaudit for his efforts on the court. One of his best moments during his high school career came when he scored 42 points in an overtime win against Central Catholic High School.
Not only a great athlete, Monterossi also landed on the Metro All-Academic Teams in both his junior and senior campaigns.
Kade Crossland – Shooting Guard – 6' 4" - Buhl High School – Idaho
Coming to Corban from Idaho as a dual-sport athlete for the Warriors, Crossland brings a variety of talents to the court. While capping off a phenomenal senior season by leading his team to the 3A State Championship, Crossland was named the 3A Idaho State Player of the Year. Prior to that award, he received the Magic Valley Player of the Year honor, Conference Player of the Year plaudit, and the KMVT Athlete of the Season recognition. Moreover, he was tabbed a Second-Team All-Idaho member by USA Today for his efforts during the 2014 season. Additionally, Crossland earned Second-Team All-State and First-Team All-Area plaudits in 2013.
Crossland will also golf for the Warriors, having won the individual state championship two times during his high school career. On top of his individual accomplishments on the course, he also led the team to the State Title in both his junior and senior campaigns.
Crossland also played football in each of his four high school years while playing baseball during three seasons. While playing football, he served as the team's quarterback.
Alex Ferry – Shooting Guard – 6' 3" - Chemeketa CC – Ore.
Ferry joins Corban after competing for Chemeketa Community College for one year. At Chemeketa, he helped the squad to an eighth-place finish at the NWAAC Championship Tournament. During his high school career, Ferry played both basketball and football for four years at South Salem.
Ferry plans to major in Business with hopes of one day owning and managing his own business.
Colby Mueller – Post/Wing – 6' 6" Henley High School – Ore.
Hailing from Klamath Falls, Mueller joins the Warriors after an accomplished high school career. In 2014, he was named the MODA Player of the Game for the OSAA 4A State Tournament. He also earned Second-Team Skyline All-Conference accolades and First-Team Skyline All-Defense plaudits for his efforts throughout the year. Additionally, Mueller garnered 2013 First-Team Skyline All-Conference honors and Honorable-Mention recognition in 2012.
Throughout his high school career, Mueller also played soccer for two years and participated on the track & field team for two years. With plans of majoring in Health Science, Mueller hopes to one day become a physical therapist.
Cole Van Lierop – Guard – 6' 0" - Wenatchee Valley College – Wash.
Van Lierop transfers into Corban after competing at Wenatchee Valley College for the last two years. During his high school career at North West Christian High School in Olympia, Wash., he received All-League recognition in his senior year as well as Second-Team All-Region honors. In addition to playing four years of basketball, he also played one year of tennis.
Van Lierop plans to major in business at Corban.
Source: Corban Athletics
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