Citadel basketball coach Chuck Driesell has signed two new players, 6-3 PG Warren Sledge of Texas and 6-9 Tom Koopman of Hollland.
Sledge put in a year of prep school in California and will enter as a 19-year-old freshman. Koopman played for the U-18 and U-20 teams in Holland and also comes in as a freshman.
Added to previous signees 6-7 Brian White and 6-9 Nate Bowser, this should fill the Bulldogs’ scholarships for 2013-14. In addition to senior Mike Groselle, the Dogs are losing G Lawrence Miller, C Mike Hundley and G Janeil Jenkins to transfer, Driesell said.
Here’s a blurb on Koopman, translated (by Google) from the Dutch:
“Tom Koopman this weekend the National Letter of Intent of The Citadel Bulldogs signed. The Citadel Bulldogs are a team that plays in the Southern Conference of the NCAA Division I and under the direction of coach Chuck Three Sell. The Citadel is a Military College, located in the place Charleston, South Carolina.
Started in Venlo Sports Crusaders and scouted during a basketball camp Basketball Promotion of Limburg (BPL), Tom made in August 2009 at the age of fourteen moved to BPL / BSW. A year later Tom went live on the campus of BPL. Every week he followed eight to ten courses, at weekends there were games when. He first played for the U16 and then for the U18. This year he completed successfully at the U20 under coach Wierd Goedée with cap winning the national cup on 24 March Toms averages this season: 16 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.”