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Recruiting hasn't stopped for Pride
It was a pretty big Tuesday for Hofstra.
The day started with the introduction of new athletic director Jeff Hathaway and ended with men's basketball coach Mo Cassara announcing the signing of 6-8 forward Darren Payen to a national letter of intent.
Payen chose Hofstra over Rhode Island, Northeastern, St. Bonaventure and Rice.
Payen, from Hamden Hall, Conn., is a long and athletic lefty who should bolster the Pride's frontcourt. He joins a recruiting class for next fall that includes 6-8 forward Jimmy Hall of St. Anthony's, Dallas Anglin, a 6-2 guard out of Seton Hall Prep and 6-6 Jordan Allen from Long Island Lutheran.
Also joining the Pride next season are transfer students Jamal Coombs-McDaniel (UConn) and Penn State's Taran Buie. Coombs-McDaniel and Buie sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules.
Hofstra also got a committment from Fresno State big man Daquan Brown. Brown played for the Bulldogs last season, but Hofstra is hoping the NCAA grants a waiver so the Lincoln (Brooklyn) product can play immediately. There's no timetable on the NCAA's ruling.