April 16, 2013
Career Stats through 2012-13
PITTSBURGH - Duquesne University head men's basketball coach Jim Ferry announced today that center Martins Abele, guard Marvin Binney, forward/center Derrick Martin and forward Quevyn Winters have requested and been granted releases from their scholarships, clearing their way to transfer.
"I appreciate the time and effort these young men gave to the Duquesne basketball program," said Ferry. "All four represented the University in a first-class manner. I wish them the best and will support them in their future endeavors."
Abele, a 7-1 junior, played in 30 games in two seasons following his transfer from Radford. The Saldus, Latvia native saw action in 24 games with three starts in 2012-13. He averaged 2.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game for his career.
Binney, a transfer guard from New Mexico Junior College, played in 29 games as a sophomore in his one season at Duquesne. He averaged 3.1 points and 1.0 rebounds per game.
The 6-10 Martin, who has two years of eligibility remaining, saw action in 23 games in two seasons at center. He averaged 0.5 points and 1.1 rebounds for his career.
Winters played in all 30 games with starts in the last eight. He finished third on the team with a 9.6 ppg. scoring average. The Milwaukee, Wis. native scored in double digits 13 times, including six in his eight starts. His 55 3-pointers led the team and were the second-most ever by a Duquesne freshman.
"It wasn't an easy decision, but in my heart I wanted to be closer to home and be nearer to my family," said Winters. "I enjoyed my time at Duquesne and I appreciate the opportunity I had here. I wish my former teammates nothing but the best."
PANTOPHLET JOINS DU SOCCER TEAM
In additional news, sophomore forward Kadeem Pantophlet, who played in 60 of a possible 61 games in two seasons, has joined the Duquesne soccer team and will no longer be part of the men's basketball program. The 6-7 native of Tiel, Netherlands started 22 times and averaged 5.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in 2012-13. He averaged 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game for his career. Pantophlet has been participating in spring soccer drills under first-year head coach Chase Brooks since mid-March.