COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Ursinus College men's basketball coach Kevin Small has announced his three signings for the Class of 2014. These three student-athletes have a strong background both on the court and in the classroom.
With the loss of three senior guards, the Bears filled that need by signing three guards for the 2010-11 season. The signees are Ryan Adams (White Plains, N.Y./Hun School), Jesse Krasna (Fairless Hills, Pa./Pennsbury) and Pat Vasturia (Medford, N.J./Bishop Eustace).
Adams led his team to the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) league finals this past season, and won the league title during the 2008-09 season. Serving as captain of the team this season, the 6-5 guard helped his squad finish with a record of 13-10.
He comes from a strong basketball background as his father played basketball at Colgate and is a Division I basketball official. His mother played basketball at William and Mary and currently coaches basketball at White Plains High School.
Adams, who won the 2008 White Plains Coaches Award, chose Ursinus over several Division II and III institutions including Saint Rose, Pace, Randolph-Macon and Catholic.
Krasna, a first-team All-Bucks County and first team All-Suburban One National League selection, led his team to the PIAA AAAA State Semi-Finals in 2008. This past season, the team finished with a record of 18-11 and 14-4 in league play. Under Krasna, Pennsbury won three Suburban One League Titles and went to the PIAA Tournament all four seasons. In 2010, Pennsbury finished fifth in the PIAA District I tournament.
The winner of the 2010 Pennsbury High School "Basketball Big Orange Award", he was selected to the All-Star Labor Classic this season. During his career, he won 98 games and was named both All-League and All-Bucks County every season.
Away from the court, the six-foot guard is in the National Honor Society and sports a 4.3 GPA. He chose Ursinus over several strong Division III programs, including Williams and Amherst.
Vasturia, a 6-3 wing shooter, led his team to a 21-5 record last season and a spot in the NJSIAA Sectional Semi-Final. During 2010, he was a first-team All-New Jersey Non-Public and a second-team All-South Jersey selection. He was also a first-team pick in the All-Olympic National League, which marked the third straight first-team selection for him (2010, 2009, 2008). He was a second-team All-NJ Non-Public selection in 2009.
This season, he averaged 17 points per game and finished his career with 1,307 points. He was selected to the Albert J. Carino All-Star Game.
Serving as captain this season, he was also a member of the National Honor Society and made the Bishop Eustace Principal's List with a 4.2 GPA. He was recently honored as the South Jersey Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Vasturia chose Ursinus over several strong Division I and III institutions, including Ivy League schools Penn and Columbia.
Ursinus will open up the 2010-11 season on Friday, November 19
at the Wesleyan College (Conn.) Tip-Off Tournament.
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