DURHAM, N.H. – Bill Herrion, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team and his staff, recently announced that two student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend UNH and play basketball for the Wildcats beginning next fall.
Tanner Leissner, a 6-7 forward from Universal City, Texas, joins UNH after playing for Converse Judson High School. He earned District MVP and First Team All-District Honors last season while averaging 14 points and nine rebounds for Converse Judson. Leissner also played AAU basketball for the 210 Jayhawks.
"We are very happy with signing Tanner," said Herrion. "Tanner is a skilled inside-out frontcourt player that can play around the basket, but can also step out around the perimeter. He's a tough kid that really competes."
Ibrahima Camara, a 6-9, 225-pound power forward from Senegal, comes to UNH after playing for Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Fla. and the St. Paul's School in Brooklandville, MD.
"With Chris Pelcher graduating this year, we will have a need at the 5 spot and we think Iba can fill that role," Herrion continued. "We think with Iba, and the development of Gabe, we are going to have two really good athletes and two hard-working frontcourt players at that position."
"One of our biggest needs with this recruiting class was to bring in a couple of frontcourt players and we did that with both of these players," Herrion said. "So we are very happy with both Tanner and Iba."