MIDLAND, MICH. – The Northwood University men's basketball team has announced their newcomers for the 2020-21 season.
New head coach Lonnie Griffin will welcome five players to the roster for the upcoming campaign: Jean Pierre Frederick, Richard Nunez, Quentin Richardson, LaTa'Vius Vaughter and Chaz Woods.
Name: Jean Pierre Frederick
Hometown: Vieux-Fort, St. Lucia
Previous School: State College of Florida
Favorite Quote: "Strive for greatness"
Coach Griffin: "JP will bring a great energy to our program both on and off the court from day one. His ability to run the floor and attack the glass are some of his biggest strengths, which will allow him to compete for minutes."
Name: Richard Nunez
Hometown: North Miami Beach, Fla.
Previous School: Chattanooga State CC
Awards/Accomplishments: 2nd Team All-Conference, #1 Big in Miami 2018
Major: Marketing Communications
Favorite Quote: "Don't count the days, make the days count." – Muhammad Ali
Coach Griffin: "Richie is a skilled front court player who has a high basketball IQ. His previous college experience will help him hit the ground running and allow him to contribute right away."
Name: Quentin Richardson
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Previous School: Holy Names High School
Awards/Accomplishments: 2x District Champ, 1000pt Scorer
Favorite Quote: "Sky is the limit"
Coach Griffin: "Q will be a very good addition to our program because of his ability to make others better. He is also a young man that can score the ball at a high rate. I feel his best basketball is ahead of him and he is only scratching the surface."
Name: LaTa'Vius Vaughter
Hometown: Clio, Mich.
Previous School: Clio High School
Accomplishments: All-League 1st Team, All-State Honorable Mention
Major: Sports Management
Favorite Quote: "Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard."
Coach Griffin: "La'Tavius is a great young man that has a lot of upside when it comes to his game. He is a guy that will improve every day because of his passion. His athleticism and basketball IQ will give him a chance to contribute right away.
Name: Chaz Woods
Hometown: Saginaw, Mich.
Previous School: Delta CC
Awards/Accomplishments: All SVL Team. Playing in the Elite 8 in HS in front of a sold-out crowd.
Major: Business/Sports Management
Favorite Quote: "Legends come and go but Heroes are forever." – Kobe Bryant
Coach Griffin: "Chaz is a great young man who's experience at Delta College will help him adjust quickly to our program."