Jonathan Tshibuy: One Canadian left and another one arrives
Not long after the news broke that Troy Joseph was leaving LIU Brooklyn, the Blackbirds have landed another player as Jonathan Tshibuy has committed to the Brooklyn school for the 2014 season, according to multiple sources.
Tshibuy, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound wing from Montreal, has played the last two seasons at Missouri State-West Plains junior college. He averaged 10.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists with a 38.1 shooting percentage in just nine games. His season high was 19 points in his final game on Nov. 23. In his freshman season, he averaged 9.2 points and 5.3 rebounds with a 41.1 shooting percentage in 25 games.
Not sure why Tshibuy missed so much time last year, but he was second on the team in average minutes with 26.4 by the time he went down. He’s also a solid two way player with numbers that would suggest that he was Missouri State’s second best offensive threat and their no. 1 defensive player.
He’s going to be apart of a much different Blackbird squad from last year. The news broke that Troy Joseph was leaving last week, D.J. Griggs and E.J. Reed had previously announced that they were leaving LIU Brooklyn and, of course, Jason Brickman and Julian Boyd both graduated. The only player left with any rings from the three-peat is Gerrell Martin, who has two.
There are plenty of newcomers. In addition to Tshibuy, Trevon Woods, Trevin Woods, Jamil Hood Jr., Elvar Fridriksson and Martin Hermannsson are joining the Blackbirds this season.
The 2014-15 schedule has not yet been released for the Blackbirds, but they opened their season on Nov. 9 against St. Peter’s last year. Classes start on Sept. 3 for LIU Brooklyn this year.