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Former Vanderbilt G Astroth transfers to Towson

Posted on 11 July 2013 by WNST Staff

Versatile Guard Will Have Three Years of Eligibility Remaining Starting in 2014-15
TOWSON, Md. – Versatile guard A.J. Astroth, who played for Vanderbilt University last season, has transferred to Towson University and will play for the Tigers starting in 2014-15, it has been announced by head coach Pat Skerry.

A native of Tampa, Fla. and a graduate of Wharton High School, Astroth has three years of eligibility remaining.

“We’re extremely excited to add a player the caliber of A.J. to our program,” said Skerry. “He’s coming from a very good and well-coached program at Vanderbilt. His time playing in the SEC and for Coach Kevin Stallings will benefit him greatly. We expect that he’ll be a major contributor to our team at the guard position after his sit-out year.

“A.J. is a very versatile perimeter player that can fill up the stat sheet in a number of ways. I also think he’ll benefit greatly working with our player development staff. We know he’s excited and focused to make an impact for the Tigers.”

Astroth is a 6-6, 200-pound guard, who averaged 22 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.4 steals while attending Wharton High School. Astroth, who graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer, was rated as a three-start recruit by ESPN and Rivals.com.

During his freshman year at Vanderbilt, Astroth played in nine games, averaging 0.4 points and 0.6 rebounds per game. He scored against Alabama A&M (12/15/12) and at Missouri (1/26/13) and grabbed a season-high four rebounds at Arkansas (1/12/13).

Astroth was a first-team All-Hillsborough County member during his junior and senior seasons at Wharton. He earned second-team All-State notice during his senior campaign. His Wharton High School team was a three-time district champion and a regional runner-up in his senior season. Astroth was named team captain twice and was a member of the high honor roll for four years. He was also a member of the National Honor Society.

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Maryland to face Marist, Morgan to face LaSalle in 2013 Paradise Jam

Posted on 23 April 2013 by WNST Staff

The University of Maryland men’s basketball team will face Marist in the first round of the 2013 Ezybonds Global Payments U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

The Paradise Jam will take place Nov. 22-25, with the games set to be televised by CBS Sports Network.

The first game of the event pits Northern Iowa vs. Loyola Marymount at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, with Maryland and Marist following at approximately 5 p.m. The evening session includes Providence vs. Vanderbilt and Morgan State vs. La Salle.

The losing teams in the first round will move to the consolation bracket and play on Saturday, Nov. 23, while the winners will play on Sunday, Nov. 24. The championship game is scheduled for 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25.

Maryland is coming off a 25-13 season in which it advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament and National Invitation Tournament. Marist went 10-21 last season.

Game times are subject to change. Times listed are Atlantic Standard Time (one hour ahead of Eastern Daylight Time).

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