Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) This May marked the end of the first full year of Tommy Dempsey's head coaching term at Binghamton University. After a year with just three wins, Dempsey and his team are looking forward to year number two.
This week Dempsey's busy with a younger team, as he's helping coach his first junior camp at the Events Center.
Dempsey discusses incoming recruiting class
Along side are 10 of the 12 players that will be suiting up for the Bearcats next season. Similar to how he hopes the kids develop this week, Dempsey and his coaching staff continues to look for players they can develop into stars in the America East.
"The best small division one teams in the country become junior and senior dominated, and guys who have gotten better along the way," said Dempsey. "We don't get the guy that can play at Syracuse day one, but we need to have a couple of guys that when they're juniors and seniors could play at Syracuse if we're going to be really good. That's what we were able to do at Rider, and I think that's what we'll do here over time."
This year's team returns the conference's leading rebounder and second leading scorer, now sophomore Jordan Reed. It also gets an added boost from the return of Rob Mansell, who redshirted last season after undergoing knee surgery in the off season.