Tonight, Andy Toole picked up the big center that his program has been looking for.
Former Iona 6’10”, 245-pound center Trey James announced that he would be transferring to Robert Morris. This is potentially a huge get and no doubt the biggest addition for the Colonials this off-season.
Coming out of Sheldon Clark High School in Kentucky, James was a 2021 3-star recruit and the No. 26 center nationally according to 247 Sports. James initially committed to Wake Forest but then decided to de-commit following the firing of head coach Danny Manning. After opening back up his recruitment late, Iowa, Iona, Appalachian State, Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee Tech all offered before James decided on Rick Pitino and Iona.
James is described to Pittsburgh Sports Now as a player with great size, a traditional big man and really knows who he is as a player. A person familiar with his game describes James as a player with “good hands, a catch and finish guy, someone who gets deep post catches, provides a team rim protection and a rebounder.”
In limited action last season with Iona, James averaged 1.1 points in 13 games.
On Monday, Robert Morris added Salt Lake Community College JUCO transfer Jackson Last.
The Colonials now have 11 scholarship players and will look to add two more players. Adding another big man in the post is something that Toole is looking to address.