It has been a relatively uneventful summer news wise for many WCC schools. That does not apply to the Saint Mary’s Gaels, who have had an outgoing transfer, a class of 2015 prospect commitment and a player added to their roster in the past week or so.
Here is a recap of what the Gaels have been up to in recent weeks.
Per a source, Saint Mary’s guard Jordan Giusti has left the program and that report was later confirmed by Verbal Commits. The 6-foot-2 guard from Danville, Calif. walked-on to the college in 2011-2012 and completed a redshirt season before averaging 2.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons. Giusti eventually earned a scholarship with his commitment and hustle.
Giusti quickly turned into a fan favorite for the aforementioned reasons. His statistics are replaceable, but it will be hard to find any that can fill the role Giusti did in his two seasons in a Saint Mary’s uniform.
There are rumblings that he will play at California Bapist next year, a Division II school, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Per Verbal Commits once again, Kyle Clark – a 6-foot-5 guard/forward from the Australian Institute of Sport – has committed to the Gaels. He is a class of 2015 prospect, and will be on Saint Mary’s 2015-2016 team barring any setbacks.
There is not a lot of information on Clark, but it appears the Australian-SMC pipeline is far from tapped out. Another product from down under, Tanner Krebs, is also committed to the Gaels for 2015. Jock Landale and Emmett Naar will be eligible to play this season for the Gaels as well, joining Dane Pineau as Aussies on the Gaels roster.
Harville Added to Roster
Tyler Harville, a transfer from the University of the Hawaii, will be added to the Gaels 2014-2015 roster, according to Brian McInnis of the Honolulu Star Advisor.
Harville will be added as a walk-on, and will not further complicate the Gaels scholarship situation. He is regarded as a knock down shooter and will have four years of eligibility left.