JUCO guard down to UE, St. Bonaventure

Andell Cumberbatch

Andell Cumberbatch

Junior college guard Andell Cumberbatch tweeted Monday evening that his college decision is down to two schools: UE and St. Bonaventure.

The 6-foot-4 sophomore averaged 14.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for Barton (Kansas) Community College last season.

Cumberbatch, JucoRecruiting.com’s 69th-rated class of 2013 player, will have two years of eligibility at his Division I destination. He didn’t elaborate on when he’ll choose between the Aces and Bonnies, who compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Cumberbatch posted double-doubles in nine of Barton CC’s 16 conference games, coming within a point or rebound of doing it three other times, en route to earning first teamĀ All-Jayhawk Conference West Division honors.

Barton CC’s website mentions Cumberbatch as the team’s most improved player from a year ago. He more than doubled his scoring average, upped his rebounding average by five per game and shot 49.7 percent from the field, including 37.8 percent from behind the 3-point line.

Cumberbatch attended East Orange (N.J.) High School before going to Barton CC.

UE has two scholarships available and will have to replace starters at both its guard spots and small forward position next season with Colt Ryan, Ned Cox and Troy Taylor graduating.

The Aces inked three others in the November signing period. Castle High School forward Blake Simmons, Fishers High School guard Jaylon Brown and Villa Angela-St. Joseph’s guard Duane Gibson will each enter as freshmen in the fall, while Cumberbatch would have two years of eligibility at UE should he commit to the Aces.

The NCAA’s spring signing period runs through May 15.

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