Rutgers and New Mexico have landed ACC players Yannick Salmon
and David Murphy
, respectively, in moves that should
bolster both programs.
Salmon played 18 games for Maryland in 2007 after being recruited out of Westbury (N.Y.) High School. He played on Jamaica's under-17 national team in 2007 and was
recently called into a U-20 camp organized by former England great John Barnes
Salmon is part of a quartet of transfers who will add considerable
experience to the Scarlet Knights.
Brazilian Guilherme Dantas
led Division II Alabama-Huntsville in scoring for two consecutive seasons and was a
two-time first team All-Gulf South Conference selection. Josh Carroll
played two seasons at Loyola Marymount, while Taha Mostafa comes to the Banks as a
junior and his experience on the international level should prove valuable for the Scarlet Knights during the 2008 season. Egyptian Taha Mostafa
Rutgers as a junior.
Murphy, who joins the Lobos from Wake Forest, starred on the Dallas Texans team that won three straight national youth championships and won the 2007 Dallas Cup Super
Group, He red-shirted in 2006 and saw action in six games in 2007 when the Demon Deacons won the NCAA Division I title.
"David is a natural leader. He captained the most successful youth
club team in this country's history," said UNM coach Jeremy Fishbein
. "We feel UNM is the perfect fit for David and he is going to blossom as a leader and