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Men's Basketball Freshmen Profiles

By Alex Wagner


Steven Kaspar:

Height: 6 ft. 2 in.

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Weight: 181 lbs.

Position: Guard

Hometown: Lakeland, Tenn.

High School: Evangelical Christian

Stats: 17.7 minutes/game, 2.6 points/game, 2.7 rebounds/game

Steven Kaspar joins the Bison ranks after four years as a varsity letterman at Evangelical Christian School in Memphis, Tenn. His impressive list of accolades highlights a very successful high school career. He was a McDonald’s All-America nominee, first team all-region selection, and a finalist for Mr. Basketball in Tennessee. In his senior year he led his team to the Class 2-A state championship, earning tournament MVP after scoring a total of 51 points in the final two games. Kaspar has been one of the main players responsible for filling the big role left by First Team All-Patriot League point guard Darryl Shazier ’11. If he continues to play beyond his years, Kaspar will undoubtedly be a main contributor to the Bison’s effort for postseason success.

Joshea Singleton:

Height: 6 ft. 3 in.

Weight: 212 lbs.

Position: Guard

Hometown: Kinston, N.C.

High School: Kestrel Heights

Stats: 9.5 minutes/game, 3.7 points/game, 1.6 rebounds/game

Joshea Singleton brings his talents to the Orange and Blue from North Carolina, a state with rich basketball history. At Kestrel Heights School in Durham, he was elected team captain as a senior, leading his side with over 16 points per game. He put up impressive numbers as a junior as well, with 14.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. But Singleton was not only a leader on the basketball court. He was also honored as Kestrel Heights’ valedictorian for the class of 2011. So far in his collegiate career, he has shown that he is an extremely hard worker and an explosive player. 

Cory Starkey:

Height: 6 ft. 7 in.

Weight: 208 lbs.

Position: Forward

Hometown: Petoskey, Mich.

High School: Petoskey

Stats: 5.1 minutes/game, 1.3 points/game, 1.3 rebounds/game

Cory Starkey joins the Bison basketball program after an impressive high school career. As a senior at Petoskey High School, Starkey averaged 21.6 points, eight rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. His performances led his team to a 22-2 record as well as conference and district titles. His individual accolades include Class A all-state selection, Detroit Free Press All-State team, and two-time Big North Conference Player of the Year. Starkey was also a standout in track and field, where he lettered four times en route to becoming the conference high jump champion as well as school record holder. 

Coming to the Bison to continue his basketball career did not take too much deliberating.

“I have always dreamed about playing at the Division I level, so when playing basketball at Bucknell became an option for me. Along with the great academics, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity,” he said.

There is no doubt in Starkey’s mind that he has already improved since arriving.

“The intensity and competition at the college level has been an adjustment for me, but it has helped me improve a lot as a player,” he said.

Starkey will undoubtedly continue to grow as a player and serve the Orange and Blue well.

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