Becker, UVM Announce 2014-2015 Freshman Class

Published 05/22 2014 11:15PM

Updated 05/22 2014 11:18PM

Burlington, VT -- The University of Vermont men's basketball program will add six newcomers for the 2014-15 season.  Head coach John Becker announced that, Trae Bell-Haynes, Ernie Duncan, Brandon Hatton, Zach McRoberts, Drew Urquhart and Cam Ward will join the Catamounts this fall.
Trae Bell-Haynes - Guard - 6-2 - 170 lbs.
Toronto, Ontario/Bill Crothers Secondary School

Team captain
Led Bill Crothers to a 36-6 record in 2013-14
Was the leader in scoring (18.7 ppg) and assists (7.6 apg) at Bill Crothers in 2013-14
Named MVP of the 2014 Prep Championships Tournament 

Ernie Duncan - Guard - 6-3 - 185 lbs.
Evansville, Indiana/Evansville Harrison

Led Evansville Harrison to 2013 Sectional Championship
2013-14 SIAC Player of the Year
Was the first player at Evansville Harrison to reach 1,000-point milestone as a junior
Is Evansville Harrison's all-time leader in scoring (passing former NBA players Calbert Cheaney and Walter McCarty), assists, and games played
Ranks fifth among all-time city scorers and is the all-time assist leader in city history
Averaged 20 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds as a senior
Was a three-time team MVP
Named to All-SIAC, IBCA All-State, and AP All-State teams all four years 

Brandon Hatton - Guard - 6-3 - 195 lbs.
Independence, Kentucky/Dixie Heights HS

Averaged 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a senior
Is the all-time leader in points (3,045), games played (183), 3-point field goals made (367), and wins (110) at Dixie Heights
Is the 31st player in Kentucky high school basketball history to score 3,000 points
Is the all-time leading scorer in Ninth Region history
Led Dixie Heights to four District Championship
Won the Regional Championship in 2011
Named to the All-District team five times
Earned All-Region Team honors five times
Was the Region MVP in 2011
Named to the All-State First Team four times
Was the 2014 Ninth Region Player of the Year
Played on the varsity team starting in seventh grade
Posted a record of 108-58 during his career at Dixie Heights
Was a finalist for the Mr. Kentucky Basketball honor 

Zach McRoberts - Forward - 6-6 - 185 lbs.
Carmel, Indiana/Carmel HS

Led Carmel High School to 21-2 record and sectional title game
Won back-to-back state titles at Carmel High School in 2012 and 2013
Averaged 14 points and 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a junior
Named to All-MIC First Team, AP All-State Team and IBCA All-State squad 

Drew Urquhart (pronounced er-cart) - Forward - 6-8 - 225 lbs.
Vancouver, British Columbia/Eastside Catholic HS

Did not play basketball during his senior season Eastside Catholic in Sammamish, Washington
Averaged 27 points, 15 rebounds per game as a junior at St. George's in Vancouver, British Columbia
Was a three-time First Team All-Province 

Cam Ward - Guard - 6-2 - 160 lbs.
Marshall, Wisconsin/Marshall HS

Averaged 26.7 points, 7.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game as a senior
Graduated as Marshall's all-time leading scorer and ranks sixth all-time in the state of Wisconsin (2,384 points)
Also finished his career as Marshall's all-time leader in assists (605) and steals (251)
Was a four-time team MVP and three-time captain
Led Marshall to four Capital South Conference Championships
Won the sectional title in 2012
Was a four-time Conference Player of the Year
Named First Team WBCA All-State and AP All-State three times
Selected to All-Area Team four times 

Under Becker, the 2014 America East Coach of the Year, Vermont won the America East Regular Season Championship for the sixth time in school history and finished the 2013-14 season with a record of 22-11. The Catamounts posted their sixth straight 20-win season and earned a berth to the NIT for the program's sixth consecutive postseason appearance.
Senior Brian Voelkel, the 2014 America East Defensive Player of the Year, became the program's all-time leader in rebounding (1,168), assists (679) and consecutive games played (129) and shared the all-time UVM mark for games played (134) with teammate Sandro Carissimo.  He also became the only player in Division I history to record over 1,000 rebounds and 600 assists and finished his career ranked among the top five in both categories in America East history. Additionally, seniors Luke Apfeld, Sandro Carissimo and Candon Rusin all reached the 1,000-point milestone during the year.  

Courtesy: UVM Athletics

Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.