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

Jordan Hare Recommits to Rhody

Dan Hurley has his first commit since taking over as head coach at Rhode Island.

And it happens to be a player who had previously committed to the Rams.

Jordan Hare, a 6-foot-9, 198-pound power forward from Saginaw, Mich., reaffirmed his commitment after meeting Thursday with Hurley and Rhody assistant Preston Murphy.

“Coach Hurley and Preston just stopped by for a home visit and I’m just reaffirming my commitment to Rhode Island,” Hare told SNY.tv during an exclusive interview Thursday. To read more of this story, click here

Bashir Mason Replaces Hurley at Wagner (UPDATED)

Bashir Mason has assisted Dan Hurley at St. Benedict’s Prep and Wagner College.

Now he gets his chance to follow Hurley and be his own head man.

Mason on Sunday was named the new head coach at Wagner, replacing Hurley who agreed last week to a six-year, $4 million deal with Rhode Island.

“We’re very excited that Bashir Mason will be the next head men’s basketball coach here at Wagner College,” Wagner AD Walt Hameline said Monday in a statement. To read more of this story, click here

Bashir Mason the Favorite at Wagner

BOSTON — Wagner assistant Bashir Mason is the favorite to replace his former boss Dan Hurley and could land the job soon.

“Bashir is meeting with [AD] Walt [Hameline] tonight for final interview,” a source close to the situation told SNY.tv. “I’m 99 percent sure it’s his. He is the player’s choice.”

Mason came to Wagner from Marist College, where he spent two seasons as an assistant where his responsibilities included recruiting and guard development.

Mason began his coaching career at St. Benedict’s during the 2007-2008 season as coach of the school’s prep team, which won the New Jersey State Prep A Title by virture of a victory over Blair Academy.

A native of Jersey City, NJ, Mason played collegiately for Drexel from 2003-2007 after playing scholastically at St. Benedict’s for Hurley at St. Benedict’s.

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Bobby Hurley Wants to Be a Head Coach Eventually

Bobby Hurley wants to be a Division I head coach eventually, but for now he has chosen to bypass the offer to take over at Wagner College and follow his younger brother to Rhode Island instead.

“I was offered the job [at Wagner],” Hurley told SNY.tv in his first interview since his brother, Dan, accepted the Rhode Island job Tuesday.

“It was obviously a very difficult decision,” added Hurley, the No. 7 pick in the 1993 NBA Draft. “I believe in the players that are in the program [at Wagner] and the kids that we have in the program. The people who I’ve worked with have been great over the last two years. It’s been a great two years for me.” To read more of this story, click here