Hawking Up: QU Basketball announces two recruiting additions


Quincy University menâ??s basketball coach Marty Bell announced the signing of two more players to the 2013 recruiting class.

Junior transfer Josh Schaben (Defiance, Iowa/Harlan Community High/Iowa Lakes CC) and high school guard Aâ??basa Brown (Alton, Ill./Alton) will be joining the Hawks in 2013-14.

Schaben, a 6-foot-8 center with strong hands and footwork, will join the Hawks after two seasons at Iowa Lakes Community College where he averaged eight points and five rebounds as a freshman and 12 points and eight rebounds per game as a sophomore.

â??We are extremely pleased that Josh has decided to join our basketball program,â?? said Bell. â??One of the needs we were hoping to address with this recruiting class was a low post presence.

Schaben earned Second Team All-Conference and Second Team ICCAC All-Region honors after boosting his team to a 26-8 overall record.

â??Josh is a very talented back-to-the-basket player with strong footwork and good hands. He certainly will bolster a strong front line attack for us.â??

Brown was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Alton High School and is a two-time All-Southwestern Conference performer. He was named the Alton Exchange Club Team MVP and was on the all-tournament team at the Jersey Mid-Winter Classic and the Alton Tip-Off Classic.

â??Aâ??basa is a quick perimeter player that will help strengthen our depth,â?? said Bell. â??He can handle the ball and score when needed and can provide good on-ball defensive pressure.â??

Schaben and Brown join fellow signees, high school guard Herman Senor II (Springfield, Ill./Southeast and junior transfer guard R.J. Kwiatkowski (Centralia, Ill./Kaskaskia College) in the 2013-14 signing class.

The newest members of the Hawks will enter a program that advanced to the GLVC Tournament for the 10
straight season under Bell in 2012-13.