York College men's basketball program hopes to bolster its paint presence with the addition of five new players over 6'4, including Drelan Tripplett (JR/Oklahoma City, Okla), Mark Dean (JR/Denver, Colo), Keith Mack (JR/Chicago, Ill), Tyler Roberts (JR/Las Vegas, Nev), and Thomas Campbell (FR/Aurora, Colo).
Tripplett, a 6'7 forward from famed Chabot Community College in Hayward, Calif., averaged seven points, four rebounds per game as a sophomore.
York coach Delton Deal said "his size and skill set allow him to play both inside and out in our system. He is very talented and can score in many ways – off the dribble, facing up, or with his back to the basket.
Mark Dean, a 6'6 forward from Northwest Kansas Tech averaged 10 points and six rebounds per game as a sophomore. "His length and athleticism allow him to rebound at a high rate and be a solid defender. And, I absolutely love his motor - he plays really hard" said Deal.
Keith Mack, is a 6'5 transfer from Barton Community College who averaged 11 points and three rebounds per game as a sophomore. Coach Deal said "we are excited about Keith, he comes from a great junior college porgram. With his size and motor, I believe he can be an impact here at York".
Tyler Roberts, a 6'4 guard from Porterville Community College in Porterville, Calif. averaged 11 points per game as a sophomore. "Tyler brings a lot of versatility and shooting to the program with his length, and he will help us stretch the floor on a nightly basis", said Deal.
Thomas Campbell, a 6'4 combo forward played high school ball at Grandview High School. "Thomas is an extremely hard worker. His athleticism and ability to play both inside and out will really help us on both ends of the floor", said Deal.
"We feel that all of these guys are very important pieces for this year's team as well as in the future," Deal said. "All of their skill sets and body sizes have the potential to be a huge in our program.
Lastly, Deal said, "for us, it is imperative that our players can do a little bit of everything. These guys are talented basketball players and great people as well".