The Columbia Lions men’s basketball team announced six new comers to the incoming class of 2016 Thursday who will play in the 2012-13 season. The class includes four guards and two forwards spanning North America from Ontario, Canada to Ramsey, N.J.
Isaac Cohen, Zach En’Wezoh, Brad Gilson, Maodo Lo, Grant Mullins and Paddy Quinn will the joining Columbia in an effort to make a run at an automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament. They have not been to the tournament since 1968.
Cohen is a 6’4″, 200-plus pound guard from Orland Christian Prep in Florida. He averaged 14.0 points per game his senior year earning him AA Player of the Year honors. Cohen was also a two-time captain.
En’Wenzoh is a forward from Kennick, W.A. He was the Big 9 Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and helped Kamiakin High School to a district championship. Along side at the forward position will be Gilson. Gilson went to Woodgrove High School in Virginia. As a junior he was district player of the year and spent his final two years of high school as team captain.
Lo is originially from Berlin, Germany but he attended Willbraham & Monson High School in Massachusetts. Lo spent his senior year averaging 19.8 points per game as the team captain.
New Jersey’s own Paddy Quinn will also be joining the Lions. Quinn played for Don Bosco Prep and earned the honor of being on the Bergen County Jamboree all-tournament team.
The top recruit out of the six the Lions signed was Grant Mullins from Ontario, Canada. In his senior year he averaged 32.5 points per game, 8.0 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per game. Mullins also led Notre Dame High School to the provincial finals. Mullins could be a key player this year and in the coming year for Columbia.
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