CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three incoming freshmen will add their names to the roster of the MIT men's basketball team for the 2014-15 season Larry Anderson, the David H. Koch '62 Head Men's Basketball Coach announced. Samson Donick (Tiburon Calif.), Spencer Rust (Alamo, Calif.) and Andy Wang (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) will join the ranks of the Engineers this fall.
"We are extremely excited about this group of student-athletes we've brought in," said Anderson. "We've identified and addressed some needs not only for next year, but for the future with this class. I think we've attracted some talented and high character student-athletes to MIT.
"I'm pleased with the balance and versatility our freshman class presents," Anderson continued. "We have guys who have the potential to play multiple positions and I think we were able to help shore up our front and backcourt depth and size. They are both physically and mentally mature and ready to contribute at the college level."
The group will join a roster that did not loose a senior to graduation and compiled a final record of 20-9 in 2013-14. The Engineers, who led the nation in scoring defense last season, won their fourth New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title in the last six years and played in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament for a sixth straight season.
MIT Men's Basketball 2014-15 Freshman Class
Samson Donick (6-1, 195, Tiburon, Calif., Redwood High School): Four-time letterwinner and a three-year starter for Redwood High School … averaged 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists as a senior … two-time All-Marin County Athletic League … team captain and MVP as a senior … also played one year in prep school at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut … helped lead that team to an 18-3 record and a Founders League Championship … National Merit Scholar … AP Scholar with Distinction.
Spencer Rust (6-9, 195, Alamo, Calif., Monte Vista High School): League MVP … averaged 15.2 points, eight rebounds and four blocks per game … second team all-state … first team all-section … helped lead his team to the California Division I State Championship … National Honor Society … California Scholarship Federation … National Spanish Honor Society.
Andy Wang (6-4, 200, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Pine Crest School): Three letters in basketball … averaged 12 points, five rebounds and three assists per game … team captain as a senior … helped lead his team to the state 3A semifinals in 2011 … National English Honor Society … Spanish Honor Society … Rho Kappa … Beta Club … National Merit Finalist … National AP Scholar.