Hill and Stallings Join Gents Roster for 2006-07 Campaign
Wednesday, April 12, 2006




Rob Flaska

SHREVEPORT—Centenary men’s basketball coach Rob Flaska has announced the signing of Lance Hill and Nicholas Stallings to National Letters of Intent. The two new Gents join Chase Adams and Milutin Marjanovic, who signed in the early period, to comprise the second recruiting class for Flaska since taking the reigns of the Centenary program before last season.

 

Hill (Houston, Texas), a 6’7”, 225-pound forward out of Jacksonville College, averaged 10.4 ppg and 5.6 rpg in conference play as a freshman. He will have three years of eligibility at Centenary upon arrival. While playing for Klein Forest High School in Houston, Hill was a first team All-District selection and was named to the Texas Top 100.

 

“Lance brings great versatility to our team,” said Flaska. “He can post up to score or stop outside and shoot the three. He brings needed scoring and rebounding ability to our roster.”

 

Stallings (New Orleans, La.) is a 6’2”, 200-pound guard from Southwest Mississippi JC. He put up 10 ppg, 3.0 apg, and 4.0 rpg in junior college after averaging 23.4 ppg and six assists per contest at Chapel Hill High in Atlanta, Ga. He was part of the 2002 AAU National Championship team, was the All-Star game MVP, and was named first team All-District in addition to District Player of the Year.

 

“Nick is a big time athlete that adds toughness and maturity to our squad,” added Flaska. “Nick has great ability to get to the basket and finish, while still being a strong defender on defense.”

 

The early Centenary signees of Adams and Marjanovic provide both speed and size. Adams (Baltimore, Md.) is a 5’10” point guard from Mt. St. Joseph High School. Marjanovic is 6’10” and 260 pounds from Belgrade, Serbia.

 

Centenary College is a Division I member of the Mid-Continent Conference. Centenary is located in Shreveport, La., and having been founded in 1825, it is the oldest college west of the Mississippi River.