- Scott Powers, ESPN Staff Writer
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Chicago State coach Tracy Dildy has announced the addition of six junior college players to his 2012 recruiting class.
The recruiting class includes Black Hawk (Ill.) guard Jamere Dismukes, Lansing (Mich.) guard Nate Duhon, Lincoln (Ill.) center Arthur Gage, Sauk Valley (Ill.) forward Matt Ross, Moraine Valley (Ill.) guard Modestas Masiulionis and North Dakota State College of Science guard Greg Tucker.
"We have really strengthened our backcourt and added much needed depth in our frontcourt," Dildy said in a statement. "You must have the talent and toughness when you are playing such a demanding schedule like the one we will face this upcoming season. We have not scaled our non-conference schedule down from last season, where it was ranked among the top ten in the country.
"We will be successful on the court and in the classroom because that is what Chicago State
University stands for and we will live up to that."
Dismukes, a 6-foot guard, averaged 14 points, 4.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds last season. He played at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill.
Duhon, a 6-3 guard, averaged 18.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals last season.
Gage, a 6-10 center averaged two blocks and shot 52 percent from the field last season. He played at Plainfield Central High School in Plainfield, Ill.
Ross, a 6-7 forward, averaged 15.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 steals last season. He played at Dixon High School in Dixon, Ill.
Masiulionis, a 6-4 guard, averaged 12.9 points and 2.3 rebounds last season. He at Lemont High School in Lemont, Ill.
Tucker, a 6-2 guard, averaged 12.8 points, 3.3 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals last season. He played at Lincoln Park High School in Chicago.
Chicago State went 4-26 overall and 2-8 in the Great West last season.