Additions and Subtractions is the latest A10Talk series taking a look at new and departing players in each of the Atlantic 10 programs. Today we examine the roster change-ups for the St. Bonaventure Bonnies.
- Chinonso Obokoh, C (6’9, 215 lbs)
Figuratively and literally, Chinonso Obokoh was St. Bonaventure’s biggest get this offseason, and he’s going to help fill a frontcourt void left by departing senior Dion Wright. Obokoh transferred from Syracuse where he played two seasons with the Orange; he’ll have one season of eligibility remaining with the Bonnies. He only averaged 1.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game last season, but he hardly saw much time on the court. For St. Bonaventure, Chinonso Obokoh will be the likely starter right off the bat. The former Syracuse center is long and physical and should make a huge impact in Olean.
- Matt Mobley, SG (6’3 175 lbs)
Looking for a high-level impact transfer that no one’s talking about? Matt Mobley’s your guy. It’s easy to forget that Mobley averaged a whopping 17.2 points per game with Central Connecticut State two seasons ago. Not to mention he also grabbed 2.8 boards and dished out 1.8 assists per contest while shooting better than 35% from downtown. After sitting out a year due to transfer rules, Mobley is ready to take the court and emerge into a high caliber player in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Mobley will have two years left with the Bonnies, and there’s a good chance he assumes the starting shooting guard role with Marcus Posley no longer in Olean. People are sleeping on Matt Mobley, but with his scoring, he could lead the Bonnies to their second straight A-10 title.
- Courtney Stockard, SF (6’5 190 lbs)
After sitting out a year due to transfer rules, Courtney Stockard will be taking the floor for the Bonnies this season. From Allen Community College, Stockard will have two seasons remaining with St. Bonaventure. Playing in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, Courtney Stockard was the league’s second leading scorer with 23.2 points per contest. In addition, he was the league’s 5th leading rebounder at 9.0 boards per contest. Stockard performed well at the lower level, but Division 1 basketball will be a much tougher challenge. Given his capabilities as a scorer, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Stockard become a solid contributor all over the court next season.
- David Andoh, PF (6’7, 220 lbs)
St. Bonaventure’s fourth and final incoming transfer has played on quite a few basketball teams. The rising senior started his career at San Jose State and has since played at Merritt College and Liberty. He’ll finish his career with the Bonnies where he’ll look to be one of the go-to-guys in the paint. Andoh put up some solid numbers with the Liberty Flames in the 2014-15 season averaging 10.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. He averaged 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds at Merritt College three seasons ago. While David Andoh may have had trouble settling down at one school, there’s no denying that he has game. He’ll join Derrick Woods and incoming freshman Josh Ayeni to form one of the more solid cores of power forwards in the Atlantic 10.
- Other Notable Additions
Tareq Coburn (SG), Josh Ayeni (PF), Amadi Ikpeze (C).
- Marcus Posley, SG (6’0, 200 lbs)
Marcus Posley was one of the biggest reasons St. Bonaventure was able to shock the league and win the A-10 last season. Night in and night out, Posley was a performer who could drop 30+ points whenever he needed to. Jaylen Adams will look to continue the Bonnies’ high-powered offense, but Posley’s loss certainly hurts Mark Schmidt’s team. Thanks to Marcus, this team is beginning to reassert itself as one of the more dominant programs in the conference.
- Dion Wright, F (6’7, 220 lbs)
In my opinion, Dion Wright was the most underrated player in the A-10 last season. He averaged 16.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game his senior season, and he was still third on the team in scoring. Though the Bonnies’ backcourt was arguably the best in the league last season, Dion Wright was the team’s rock. You could always count on him for a double-digit scoring performance, and his ability to grab boards was unmatched by any other player in the league. Luckily for the Bonnies, they’ll bring in some talent down low, but Dion Wright is one of those players that can’t really be replaced.
- Jordan Tyson, F (6’10, 225 lbs)
Tyson was a solid contributor his freshman year with the Bonnies, but he decided to transfer following the completion of the season. Averaging 2.3 points and 3.2 rebounds on 15.8 minutes per game, Tyson was upset with his lack of playing time and decided it’d be best to look for another school. The Bonnies should be alright without him, though, as they’ll bring in some solid talent to their frontcourt.