By BOB DICESARE
Niagara coach Chris Casey has landed his first recruit as he strives to stablize a Niagara basketball program that continues to be hit by defections.
Niagara has signed Karonn Davis, 6-2 combo guard from Friends Central near Philly, but sources say the Purple Eagles are losing senior-to-be Malcolm Lemmons, who has elected to transfer. Lemmons, a reserve guard, joins All-MAAC guard Juan'ya Green and rebounding leader Ameen Tanksley on the transfer wagon that's crowding since coach Joe Mihalich was announced as the new head coach at Hofstra. Sources say Green and Tanksley are preparing to visit Hofstra, which was not forbidden when they were granted their transfers by the Purple Eagles.
Could another defection be forthcoming?Sources say that freshman point guard Tahjere McCall, a starter much of the season, also is on the way out, although his departure could not be independently confirmed.
Davis played his junior and seniors seasons under Jason Polykoff, now the coach at Penn. He's hailed as an all-around talent much like Green in that he uses size and strength to his advantage, has point guard instincts and can score off the dribble. Davis said in an interview last week with cityofbasketballlove.com that the chance to step in and play right away made Niagara an attractive proposition.
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