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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Manhattan's Masiello signs first recruit

By Kieran Darcy

New Manhattan men's basketball coach Steve Masiello has signed his first recruit -- 6-foot-5 guard Donovan Kates from Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

"We are very excited to have Donovan as a member of our Jasper family," Masiello said. "He comes from a program where there is a premium placed on winning."

Kates was a second-team All-Kentucky player as a senior for Christian County, averaging 20 points and seven rebounds per game. He "is an aggressive wing with NBA shooting range off the catch," according to's recruiting profile.