#NewPios16 - Men's Basketball

#NewPios16 - Men's Basketball

PALATINE HILL -- Last season, the Lewis & Clark Pioneers missed the Northwest Conference tournament for the first time in the last eight years. The Pios will pursue a return to the postseason in 2016-17 and, on Friday, head coach Dinari Foreman announced the incoming student-athletes who will help with that goal.

Lewis & Clark finished with three wins in its final five games, but missed the NWC tournament by two games in the standings. The Pioneers played for the NWC championship in 2014-15.

Four seniors are gone from last year's roster, including former All-NWC selections Jason Luhnow and Carl Appleton. Luhnow was a second-team choice last year, while Cannen Roberson earned honorable mention honors. Roberson is expected to return as a senior along with classmates Markel Leonard, Alex Jones and Cory Coombe, all of whom played in 23 or more games last season.

"All of our incoming young men come from winning programs, rich in league and district championships," said Foreman, who begins his fifth season as head coach. "We set out to get longer, stronger and more athletic, while ensuring an overall increase in basketball IQ.  

"Off the court, leadership oozes out of every one of our incoming student-athletes. I see incredible things out of this class. I truly don't think we reap this group without the kids in the dorms, the various faculty members who spent time with these guys and our alumni who graciously took time out of their busy lives to get to know them.

"These guys are all excited to mesh with a highly-motivated group of returners to compete for a Northwest Conference championship."

Marin Catholic HS | Bay Area Warriors
San Rafael, Calif.
Guard | 6'4"

NCS Champions (2015)
CIF Scholar-Athlete (2014-16)




- Why Lewis & Clark? -
"After I visited, I felt it was the right place for me to be."




Columbia River HS
Vancouver, Wash.
Guard | 6'4"

All-Region First-Team (2015-16)
Greater St. Helens League First-Team (2014-15)
Greater St. Helens League Co-Player of the Year (2015-16)
Greater St. Helens Champions (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16) 


- Why Lewis & Clark? -
"Great environment and a great school."




Union HS | Vancouver Grizzlies
Vancouver, Wash.
Wing | 6'4"

Career Field Goal Pct. Record Holder at Union HS
WIAA 4A-State Roeser Inspiration Award (2014-15)
State Third Place (2014-15)
State Fourth Place (2015-16)

- Why Lewis & Clark? -
"I had the opportunity to continue playing basketball while achieving a higher education, and it was an overall great fit."




Campolindo HS
Moraga, Calif.
Point Guard | 5'8"

DFAL All-League Second-Team
State Finalist (2015)
NorCal Champions (2015)
Team Defensive MVP (2016)
Scholar-Athlete (2013-14, 2016)
Modesto Christian Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team (2015)


- Why Lewis & Clark -
"Small class sizes, sports, location and great reviews from those who have gone." 




Stuart Hall HS | San Francisco Rebels
San Francisco, Calif.
Forward | 6'4"

Redwood Classic MVP (2015-16)
San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Honorable Mention (2015-16)
BCL West First-Team (2014-15, 2015-16)
MaxPreps All-State Division 5 Second-Team (2015-16)
NorCal Division 5 Finalist (2014-15, 2015-16) 



- Why Lewis & Clark? -
"Something new."




St. Patrick-St. Vincent | Oakland Soldiers 
Benicia, Calif.
Forward/Center | 6'10"

All-Conference (2015)
Played for top-ranked AAU national teams
Started at power forward for prolific prep
Received league accolades at St Patrick's 
Honor Roll (2013-16)



- Why Lewis & Clark? -
"I felt that this school offers the best opportunity to achieve my goals in athletics, academics, and for the rest of my life."




City College of San Francisco | St. Mary's HS
Berkeley, Calif.
Guard | 6'5"

Coast Conference Champions (2014-15, 2015-16)
California State Champions (2016)
TCAL All-League (2013-14, 2014-15)
Crusader Classic All-Tournament Team (2014)
Palma Tournament All-Tournament Team (2014)
Bear Creek Tournament MVP (2014)


- Why Lewis & Clark? -
"I chose Lewis & Clark because of its small, tight-knit community, as well as the athletic and academic opportunities I have the chance to experience while attending."