Valdir Manuel is one of the most productive big man coming back in JUCO. As a freshman last season, he averaged 13.3 ppg, 10.1 rpg and 2.2 bpg while shooting over 50% from the field. He has really worked on his outside shooting and is looking to incorporate that more in his game. His recruitment has been busy since the end of last season.
He starts his Official Visit today to Penn State. He is looking at setting up visits with Arizona State, West Virginia, Rhode Island and Pitt. He doesn't plan on making a decision before the season, he is focused right now on helping his team win and getting to the National Tournament.
6'9 Jonathan Bolden of Columbia State
Jonathan Bolden is a high motor, athletic post that is expected to have a great year for Head Coach Winston Neal and Columbia State. As a freshman last season, he averaged 5.2 ppg and 6.5 rpg (In 17 Minutes/Game).
He has offers from Georgia Southern, Jacksonville State, Stetson and Cleveland State. He has also heard from Portland State, Alabama A&M, Western Kentucky and Austin Peay recently.