After much anticipation, La Salle has finally announced their complete 2015-16 basketball schedule.
It will be a tough schedule as they take on many strong non-conference opponents along with playing in a tough Atlantic 10 conference. With eleven televised games, the Explorers are in for an exciting season.
They open up the year against Towson, who is coming off a 12-20 record on November 14th.
Their first City 6 game will be against Penn on November 25th. It should be an interested matchup, as both teams are trying to get back on track after disappointing seasons.
After battling with Hofstra at Gola Arena, the Explorers will then face Drexel on December 5th.
The next three games will be hardest for La Salle all season. They start by facing a nationally ranked Villanova squad on December 13th and then NIT runner-up Miami (FL) at the Palestra. Nine days later, they travel to Florida to square off with Florida Gulf Coast, who was 22-11 last season.
After a long stretch of nine games in January, two of which are against City 6 schools -- Temple (January 20th) and Saint Joseph’s (January 23rd) -- they open up February against VCU on the 3rd.
The Explorers then finish the season with all Atlantic 10 conference games, one of which will be against Saint Joseph’s.
The A-10 tournament will span from March 9th to March 13th at the Barclays Center in New York City.
For the complete schedule, provided by www.goexplorers.com, see here: http://www.goexplorers.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&print=true.
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On Tuesday, La Salle head coach, Dr. John Giannini, announced that Dusan Majstorovic has chosen the school for college this upcoming season.
The Serbian native went to Lee Academy in Maine, where he averaged 14 points and 6 rebounds. This is the same school as former Explorer D.J. Peterson.
The 6’5”, 195 pound guard/forward also played with the Under-16 Serbian national team and the U-16 Serbian Super League team, where he averaged 21 points per game and was named MVP.
Moreover, he initially committed to Utah State, but released and has since joined the Explorers.
His well-rounded game, with the complement of a unique, but silky jump shot, gives him the chance to be an instant impact offensive player.
The prep school, where he played as a "post graduate" should have properly prepared him for division one basketball as well. Last season, the team had six players over six-foot-five.
Dr. Giannini also had high praise for Majstorovic.
“Dusan is a key addition to our team,” Dr. Giannini said. “We felt we needed another scholarship player to play the way we want to. To recruit a legitimately talented, motivated, high-character player like Dusan at a late date was the best scenario we could have hoped for.”
Majstorovic will join Karl Harris as the only other incoming freshman for the 2015-16 basketball season, according to verbalcommits.com.
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-La Salle loses to UMass in the first round of the A-10 tournament