Tillery and Anema faced each other in last year’s Mountain Valley Conference championship game, won by Anema and Pocono Mountain West, and now team up for the Warriors.
Sophomore Zechariah Runkle played safety for the Warriors’ football team for two seasons and will add a physical presence similar to the role he played back-to-back District championship teams at Harrisburg HS.
ESU was picked second in the PSAC East preseason poll and has played two Division I teams during its preparation for the season, a closed scrimmage at Lehigh and exhibition at Rider.
The challenging preseason slate will help the Warriors get ready for the Wolf’s Bus Lines Tournament at Shippensburg on the opening weekend of the season, when they take on two of the top three teams in the WVIAC in national semifinalist West Liberty, ranked No. After a tune-up against PSU-Schuylkill in their home opener on November 15, the Warriors begin their 22-game PSAC schedule against Gannon and Clarion on November 19 and 20 at Koehler Fieldhouse.
Grant played on a championship team at Plymouth Whitemarsh in 2010, contributing 17 points and 11 rebounds to beat Will Brown’s Penn Wood team for the AAAA state title. Thomas More (Conn.) which won the National Prep Championship last year.
Matt Tobin will bring a scorer’s mentality to Koehler Fieldhouse, setting the Sussex County record with 2,350 career points at Hopatcong (N.
Brown averaged 8.8 points off the bench last season, going 48-for-100 from the three-point line to set the freshman record for made three-pointers and the school record for three-point percentage.