BANGOR, Maine — The Husson University men’s basketball added some depth to its frontcourt in receiving a commitment from Coty Hackett.
The 6-foot-7 forward hails from Burley High School in Burley, Idaho.
“Coty will be our first men’s basketball player from Idaho and we are thrilled to have him join the program,” said head coach Warren Caruso in a release. “Coty has good length and a good skill set which fits our system and style of play.”
Hackett was Burley’s No. 2 scorer, averaging 8.9 points, and his 6.3 rebounds per contest led the the team. He also shot 53 percent from the field.
Burley (18-8) won the Great Basin West Conference Championship and was Idaho State Tournament Consolation Champion. Hackett was named to the Great Basin West Conference All-Star and All-Conference teams.
He was also named to the 2017 Magic Valley Senior All-Star team.
Hackett joins Justin Thompson of Schenck High School in East Millinocket in this year’s Husson recruiting class.
Husson graduates three seniors off a 21-7 squad that captured the program’s sixth North Atlantic Conference championship in the last nine years, recorded the program’s fifth straight 20-win season and its 33rd consecutive winning season.
The Eagles have also appeared in the NCAA Division III national tournament six of the last nine seasons.
Hernandez Pepe chooses SEU
Isabel Hernandez Pepe, whose two seasons at the University of Maine produced limited playing time, has found a new home.
The sophomore guard from Rome has accepted a scholarship to play next season at Division II St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
The Hilltoppers made the announcement on Monday via their women’s basketball Twitter account.
“I am thrilled to join the St. Edward’s WBB family! #letsgoHilltoppers. thanks @CoachJJRiehlSEU for this amazing opportunity !” Hernandez Pepe said on Twitter.
The 5-foot-10 Hernandez Pepe was among five players who last month announced they were transferring from UMaine. In two seasons with the Black Bears, she appeared in 30 games, averaging 1.3 points.
St. Edward’s competes in the Heartland Conference. Last season, the Hilltoppers posted a 20-9 overall record and lost to Angelo State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Hernandez Pepe is eligible to compete immediately for St. Edward’s, which loses three seniors to graduation.
Also on Monday, it was revealed that standout UMaine freshman post player Laia Sole is transferring to Duquesne of the Atlantic 10 Conference.