O'Hanlon Completes Recruiting Class with Two Bigs and a Guard
June 25, 2012
EASTON, Pa. - The signings of Nathaniel Musters, Billy Murphy and Zach Rufer have completed Fran O'Hanlon's 2012-13 recruiting class.
Nathaniel Musters (Padstow, Australia/Sydney Tech) is the biggest member of Fran O'Hanlon's recruiting class, checking in at 6-10, 230. The center has played extensively on the club circuit in Australia and has international playing experience.
Musters spent some time playing for coach Damien Cotter who mentored current Leopard Dan Trist on the U-19 Australian National Team.
"Nathaniel has very good size, plays hard and runs the floor well. He has a lot of potential," O'Hanlon said. "He is a good rebounder and good around the basket."
Zach Rufer (Bloomingburg, N.Y./Burke Catholic) is a 6-3, 180-pound combo guard. Rufer averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in his senior season while guiding his squad to the Class B State Semifinal. Rufer was named the Times Herald-Record's Player of the Year in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
As a junior, he contributed 15.0 points per game, including 22.0 points per game in the postseason, leading his team to a Class B state title.
"Zach is a combo guard who has the ability to facilitate and plays with a real flair," O'Hanlon said. "He is an excellent passer and can certainly score when called upon."
Billy Murphy (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick School) is a 6-9, 205-pound forward who scored 926 points and grabbed 447 rebounds during his career at the Brunswick School. Murphy, who averaged a team-best 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, collected All-Fairchester Athletic Association honors in his final two seasons. He was also named All-New England Class A Honorable Mention.
A three-sport athlete, Murphy also played varsity football as a quarterback and punter and lacrosse as a long stick midfielder. His father, Kevin, played football, lacrosse and junior varsity basketball at Lehigh.
"Billy has a real feel for the game," O'Hanlon said. "He can shoot out to 17 feet, but is comfortable in the forward/center mold."
Musters, Murphy and Rufer join Ben Freeland and Bryce Scott as members of the Class of 2016.