MOHIGAN SUCCESS CONTINUES, BENSON COMMITS TO ST. BONEVENTURE
By Johnnie Mohigan
Not only has this been the most successful period in Mohigan basketball history, but Tom Yester has six players continuing their careers at the college level. Tyler Benson is the most recent, as he gave his oral commitment to St. Bonaventure, on Wednesday. Others who are continuing their basketball careers are: Ben Torsney (Allegheny), Kameron Law (WV State), Chris Carey (Fairmont State), John Oliver (Carnegie-Mellon), and Dustin Kerns (Lebbanon Valley). Our Morgantown program has done well over the past 4 years (four 20+ winning seasons in a row), but nothing is more rewarding than to see our players be given opportunities to continue to play the game they love, in college. The coaches and players have committed a lot of effort and they are certainly being rewarded.
Tyler had many D-I offers to choose from, but ultimately it was Olean, New York that helped Tyler decide. I like the fact that it is the only game in town and they sell out all of their home games as well as have good facilities, said Benson. The Atlantic 10 is a great conference for me. I will get to play against Temple, St. Joes, UMass, GW and all of the other terrific programs in the conference. The coaches treated me well. Coach Gee and Brannon are West Virginia natives and made me and my Dad feel real comfortable. We will play West Virginia next year in Rochester.
Benson is the first Division I, signee at MHS since Nathan Smith (1993). Kameron Law had several Division I schools recruiting him, when he decided to stay close to home, subsequently signing with WV State.
Here is the official announcement from St. Boneventure's Web site