GOSHEN, Ind. - Under third-year head coach Gary Chupp, the Goshen College men's basketball team continued to add strength and inside presence to its 2010-11 roster with the addition of 6-foot-6 power forward Sean Day this week.
A transfer from Central Michigan University
joins a trio of first-year forwards in this year's recruiting class.
At 6-6 and 215 pounds and one year out of high school, Day
is easily the most dominating and experienced figure among the group.
"We are excited that Sean has decided to continue his basketball and academic careers at Goshen," Chupp explained.
is an explosive big man that will provide a much needed physical inside presence, both on the boards and on the defensive end.
Not only does he
play above the rim, he
gets off the floor extremely quick, which allows him to finish with authority."
Before choosing to transfer to Goshen
spent last fall at Central Michigan where he
walked onto the basketball team.
He made an immediate splash, winning the program's slam dunk contest at their annual Midnight Madness before determining later in the semester to return closer to home.
comes with a track record of championship caliber play at Fort Wayne's Bishop Luers
A starter for the Knights, Day
helped lead Luers to back-to-back 2A Indiana State Championships in 2007-08 and 2008-09.
final three years, Day
racked up 168 blocks and 376 rebounds.
As a senior, the forward averaged 5.5 points, 3.0 blocks, and 5.3 rebounds as the Knights rode a seven-game winning streak to defend their state title.
In the semi-state game against North Judson-San Pierre, Day
racked up 14 points, eight rebounds, and a state tournament record six blocks.
was twice the recipient of the Mental Attitude Award at Bishop Luers
and was picked as the Indiana News Center Player of the Week
on two occasions.
averaged around two blocks and five rebounds a game in each his
sophomore and junior seasons, while helping the Knights to a overall mark of 65-16 in his
final three seasons.
Equally impressing off the court, Day graduated from Bishop Luers with an Honors Diploma.
also made the Dean's List at Central Michigan last year.
The son of Matt and Diane Day, Sean
intends on majoring in Physics at Goshen
"Sean is obviously an outstanding student as well," Chupp concluded, "I look forward to him being a big part of the Goshen College community and our basketball program for the next three years."