Though two of them have been working out with the team for at least a month, the Boise State men’s basketball team was able to officially announce the addition of four new names to the roster.
The Broncos on Monday announced they added German forward Robin Jorch, plus walk-on guards James Reid, Collin Landry and Cody Spjute. Jorch is currently the only one on scholarship.
Reid is a transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock and will redshirt this season as per Division I rules, while Landry and Spjute are incoming freshmen — Landry from Jesuit High in Portland and Spjute from Borah High (returning from a two-year church mission). Spjute won state titles in 2012 and 2013 as a junior and senior with the Lions, scoring 14 points per game his final season.
Boise State coach Leon Rice spoke about Jorch two weeks ago, saying “He’s big, 6-foot-9, 270 (pounds), he’s got nice hands, nice feet.” Reid has been with the team all summer after committing in April, while Landry and Spjute began workouts Friday.
Here is how the roster stands with the additions:
Seniors: G/F Anthony Drmic (6-6, 204); G Mikey Thompson (6-4, 179); G Montigo Alford (5-9, 164); G Lonnie Jackson (6-4, 175, Boston College graduate transfer); G James Reid (6-3, 200, walk-on transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock, will redshirt in 2015-16)
Juniors: F James Webb III (6-9, 202); F Nick Duncan (6-8, 245)
Sophomores: G Chandler Hutchison (6-7, 190); F/C David Wacker (6-10, 238)
Freshmen: F Zach Haney (6-11, 232, redshirted last season); G Paris Austin (5-11, 160); G Malek Harwell (6-4, 175); F Robin Jorch (6-10, 257 - eligibility still unknown); G Collin Landry (6-3, 180 - walk-on); G Cody Spjute (6-4, 195 - walk-on)
And here are the newcomer bios, courtesy Boise State:
No. 35 Robin Jorch (6-10, 257) Berlin, Germany
PRIOR TO BOISE STATE: Member of German National Team, including appearances at four FIBA European Championships...also played for RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (Germany ProB League) on club circuit four four seasons...at 2014 FIBA U20 European Championship, led Germany in minutes played (25.2 mpg), ranked third in points (9.1 ppg) and fifth in rebounds (3.4 pg)..shot 35.5 percent from three-point range to rank 20th in the tournament...team finished 14th...also appeared at U18 European Championships in 2011 (11th place) and 2012 (14th), plus earned spot on Germany's 2010 U16 European Championship squad which finished 13th...with RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf, played in 85 games over four seasons...posted career averages of 6.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game, shot 30 percent from three-point range during career...had best season in 2014-15, averaging 10.3 points (fourth on team) and 4.6 rebounds in 24 games, while shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc.
No. 10 Collin Landry (6-3, 180) Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for coach Gene Potter...second-team All-Metro League as a senior...led Crusaders on a 20-game win streak that culminated in a runner-up finish at the 2015 OSAA 6A State Tournament...as a junior helped Jesuit to second-place finish in Metro League and fifth-place showing at state tournament.
No. 20 Cody Spjute (6-4, 195) Boise, Idaho (Borah HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Borah High School for head coach Cary Cada...in final two seasons led Lions to a combined 50-2 record and back-to-back Idaho 5A State Championships (2012 and 2013)...averaged 14 points per game as a senior in 2012-13 as Borah finished 25-1 and repeated as state champions...named to 5A All-State First Team and was selected honorable mention All-Idaho by USA Today...chosen for 2013 Idaho State High School All-Star Game...went on two-year mission following high school.
No. 55 James Reid (6-3, 200) Bend, Ore. (Arkansas-Little Rock)
AT ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK (2014-15): Played one season at Arkansas-Little Rock as a junior...played in all 31 games, including 18 starts...averaged 7.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game...shot 34.7 percent from three-point range...led team with 52 three-pointers made, most at UALR since 2011...made at least one three-pointer in each of UALR's final 14 games...scored in double figures 11 times...season-high 23 points against Georgia Southern (Feb. 14)...other high-water marks included four made three-pointers (four times), six rebounds and six assists...won UALR's three-point contest prior to the season...named to Sin Belt Conference Commissioner's list for work in the classroom.
AT COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO (2012-14): Played two seasons at College of Southern Idaho as a freshman and sophomore...averaged 8.7 points per game as a freshman and 8.9 ppg as a sophomore...shot 45.2 percent from three-point range during second season...started 39 games during two-year career...named honorable mention All-Region 18 as a freshman...career 100-of-114 free throw shooter...junior college teammate of current Bronco Montigo Alford.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Mountain View High School, playing for his father Craig...led Cougars to three Intermountain Conference titles and three appearances at the OSAA 5A State Tournament, including a runner-up finish in 2010...two-time Intermountain Conference Player of the Year...averaged 21.7 points, 7.4 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game as a senior en route to first-team 5A All-State honors...scored 20.9 points per game as a junior and was named second-team all-state...as a sophomore, averaged 7.8 points and 5.0 assists per game as the starting point guard on Mountain View's state runner-up team.