Matt Zignorski to Fordham; Japhet Kadji to Wagner

ZiggyPope John’s Matt Zignorski has committed to Fordham.

The 6-foot-3 2015 point guard also had offers from Bucknell, Princeton, American, Monmouth, Penn and Boston University.

“I think he made a tremendous decision,” his high school coach, Jason Hasson, told SNY.tv. “He’s a great student and a great player who continues to get better every day.

“The A-10 is competitive conference and with his ability to score and run a team. He’s going to be a valuable player in that league.” To read more of this story, click here

Corey Henson to Wagner

Corey Henson, a 6-foot-2 1/2, 170-pound shooting guard from DeMatha Catholic, committed to Wagner on Thursday.

A knock-down shooter and skilled guard, Henson also held offers from Robert Morris, Navy, Iona, New Hampshire and Fairfield, among others.

“Wagner loves me,” Henson told SNY.tv. “The staff and players make me feel like family and I think coach Bash [Mason] will help me to achieve all the goals I have set for myself and make it an easy transition to the next level.”

DeMatha coach Mike Jones told the Washington Post of Henson: “He’s shot well, he’s leading by example and he’s shown he can play point guard when we need him.”

Said Henson: “I’m an excellent shooter and I can put the ball on the floor, but most importantly my IQ is what will make me stand out on that next level. I look to bring some toughness and match the intensity Bash brings day in and day out.”

Henson joins Joe “Jojo” Cooper, a 6-foot, 190-pound guard, from Tatnall (DE) High, in Wagner’s 2014 class.

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Greg Senat to Wagner

Wagner won big on Election Night.

Coach Bashir Mason’s club secured a verbal pledge from Greg Senat, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound power forward from Thompson (Conn.) Marianapolis Prep.

The Elmont, N.Y., native also considered Drexel, St. Bonaventure, Manhattan, Rider and Binghamton.

“I chose Wagner because they are a program on the rise,” Senat told SNY.tv. “They’re doing special things over there. To read more of this story, click here

St. John’s, Wagner Get 3 Dunks on SportsCenter, But Mizzou’s Keion Bell Takes top Spot

St. John’s and Wagner combined to get three of the top six plays on the SportsCenter  Top 10 Friday night — all on dunks — but Mizzou’s Keion Bell took the No. 1 spot with the above dunk over six people courtesy WMOUSports.

Wagner senior Josh Thompson came in at No. 2 with this  dunk over two people — his parents, Josh and Diane.

Thompson does clip his dad a little off the head as he tries to stick the landing, but, still, this is one of the most creative dunks you’ll ever see. To read more of this story, click here

Valpo Transfer Jay Harris to Wagner

Jay Harris, a former Valparaiso guard, is headed to Wagner to play for new coach Bashir Mason.

“I chose Wagner because they were the best fit academically and athletically,” the 6-foot-2, 160-pound guard told SNY.tv.

“Their style of basketball fits my game perfectly. I also like that their philosophy is family.”

An Aurora, IL native, Harris averaged 9.0 points and 2.6 assists last season at Valpo.

“I can shoot the ball and pass it pretty well,” he said.

He must sit out a year per transfer rules and will then have two years of eligibility remaining.

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Marquis Webb Named Assistant at Wagner

Marquis Webb, the former Paterson Catholic and Rutgers star, has been named an assistant coach on Bashir Mason’s staff at Wagner.

“We are extremely happy to have Marquis join our Wagner Basketball family,” Mason said. “He is a rising star in the coaching profession, but above that he is an outstanding person.”

At George Mason, Webb worked under head coach Paul Hewitt in helping the Patriots to To read more of this story, click here