Local roundup: Hen men’s hoop team adds transfer Gardner, high school signee Asamoah

The University of Delaware men’s basketball program has added a pair of players — one transfer and one high school signee — to its roster.

Reggie Gardner, a 6-foot-3 guard, recently finished his sophomore season at North Carolina Central. He will sit out the 2019-20 season and then have two years of eligibility with the Blue Hens.

Gardner, a native of Bowie, Md. who played his senior year of high school at DeMatha, appeared in 68 games for the Eagles. He averaged 8.4 points per game, handed out 102 assists and knocked down 116 three-pointers during his two seasons.

Gardner was a second-team All-MEAC selection as a freshman when he started all 35 games, averaged a team-high 29.3 minutes per contest and led the squad with 76 three-pointers made.

Ebby Asamoah, a 6-foot-4 guard, attended Magruder High in Rockville, Md. He was a first-team All-State and honorable mention All-Metro selection this year, when he averaged 18 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.

Asamoah is the second incoming freshman for the Hens, along with 6-4 guard John McCoy from Mansfield, Conn.

UD women add three: University of Delaware coach Natasha Adair announced Monday the addition of transfers Ty Battle, Tameria Johnson and Chyna Latimer.

Johnson will be eligible to play immediately for the Blue Hens in 2019-20 as a transfer from Tallahassee Community College while Battle (Indiana State) and Latimer (George Washington) are required to sit out one season.

Baseball

Delaware South to face North today: Delaware South will open the Carpenter Cup Baseball Tournament today with a 9 a.m. matchup against Delaware North.

The contest will be played at the Showcase Field in Philadelphia.

The Delaware South squad’s head coach is Jeff Rodgers from St. Georges. The 16-team, single-elimination tourney for high school all-star teams continues on Friday.

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