Davidson has signed five players for the 2014-15 season, the Wildcats’ first in the Atlantic 10: 6-foot-7 forward Peyton Aldridge (Warren, Ohio), 6-7 forward Nathan Ekwu (New York), 6-9 forward Oskar Michelson (Helsinki, Finland), 6-2 guard Rusty Riegel (Charlotte Latin) and 6-1 guard Jordan Watkins (Providence Day).
“They add significant versatility to our roster,” coach Bob McKillop said in a statement. “We know that we’re adding skilled, smart and highly competitive players to our program. They are very excited to be coming to Davidson and helping our transition to such a nationally outstanding conference as the Atlantic 10. We will be counting upon them to help us immediately.”
Aldridge, LaBrae high school’s all-time leading scorer (1,735 points) and rebounder (1,016), chose Davidson over Creighton. Ekwu, who is originally from Enugu, Nigeria and played high school ball at Cardinal Hayes in the Bronx, also had offers from Fordham and Seton Hall. Michelsen made Finland’s national team 26-player roster earlier this year and chose the Wildcats over Oregon State.
Reigel’s brother, Will, and father, Ernie, are former Davidson players. Watkins is a two-time all-N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association player.
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