Men's Basketball

Vikings Basketball Brings in Big Section II Recruiting Class

CONTACT: Justin Hoyt, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, June 28 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College men’s basketball team is bringing in a wealth of talent from Section II in the 2012 recruiting class.

Headlining the group is Sajae Pryor, a 6-4 guard out of Lansingburgh who averaged 19.9 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game. He is listed as an ESPN Top 50 Guard Recruit and #19 overall in the state of New York. He was also the 2011 Colonial Council MVP and Troy Record All-City MVP. Joining the team alongside Pryor will be guard Jose Reyes out of Shenendehowa. Reyes averaged 18.6 points per game, 5.2 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. He was the recipient of the Suburban Council MVP and News Channel 13 All-Star.

Devonte Gleason out of Watervliet and Nate Monson from Cohoes join the Vikings 2012 recruiting class. Both averaged more than 16 points per game and were named First Team All-Colonial Council. Joe Fey from Ichabod Crane, Nate Krimsky from Berne-Knox and Jordan Hoose out of Taconic Hills bolster Hudson Valley’s front court. Fey was named Second Team All-Colonial Council; Krimsky earned First Team All-Western Athletic Conference; and Hoose earned First Team All-Patroon Conference. Rounding out the class are two athletic guards in Cameron Overbaugh from Catskill and Giacomo Giglio from Catholic Central. Overbaugh was a Patroon Conference Exceptional Senior and Giglio earned Second Team All-Big Ten Conference.

Head Coach Ken Dagostino is very optimistic about the coming season, stating, "We are extremely excited about this year’s Section II recruiting class. Not only do we have a group of student-athletes who are obviously talented on the basketball court, but more importantly they exemplify the character we look for in young men. We are confident that each and every one of these student-athletes will uphold the values of Hudson Valley Community College in the classroom, on the basketball court and in the community."