Men's Basketball Recruiting Class of 2009

May 12, 2005

Providence, RI -

Brown University head basketball coach Glen Miller and his coaching staff have brought five new recruits to Brown, four who will be playing for the Bears in 2005-2006.  Brown's recruiting class includes:  forward Scott Friske (Charlevoix, MI), center/forward Aaron Jimenez (Franklin Park, IL), guard John Kresse (Charleston, SC), swing forward Chris Skrelja (Stamford, CT) and forward Conor Turley (LaCanada, CA).

 

Scott Friske

Guard/Forward

6-6, 220

Charlevoix, Michigan

 

Secondary School Background:  A graduate of Charlevoix High School and Worcester Academy, where he was captain of both teams...Associated Press and Detroit Free Press First Team All-State selection...Named to All-Region Dream Team as a junior and senior...Four-year All-Conference selection...Detroit Free Press Scholar-Athlete Award winner...Averaged 19.6 points and 12.3 rebounds a game at Charlevoix, and 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds a game at Worcester Academy...National Honor Society member...McDonald's All-American nominee...Winner of the Charlevoix High School Citizen of the Year Award.

 

Aaron Jimenez

Forward

6-8, 215

Franklin Park, Illinois

 

Secondary School Background:  A graduate of Leyden High School where he was the team MVP as a senior...West Suburban All-Conference selection as a junior and senior...Played in the Chicago-Suburban All-Star Game his senior year...Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-State selection...Daily Herald All-Area honoree...West Suburban Senior Academic All-Conference...Averaged 12.0 points and 10.0 rebounds a game as a senior.

 

John Kresse

Guard

6-1, 180

Charleston, South Carolina

 

Secondary School Background:  A graduate of Porter Gaud High School where his team won three straight South Carolina Independent High School Association State Championships...South Carolina Independent High School Player of the Year...Two-time All-State selection...Averaged 16 points, 3 assists and 4 steals per game as a senior...Three-time South Carolina Independent HS Association All-Tournament Team...First team All-Low County selection...Father, John, is the former head basketball coach at the College of Charleston.

 

Chris Skrelja

Guard

6-5, 205

Stamford, Connecticut

 

Secondary School Background:  A graduate of Trinity Catholic High School where he was a first team All-State selection by the Hartford Courant and New Haven Register...Co-Captain of Trinity Catholic team which was ranked number two in Connecticut Division I...First Team All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference...Academic All-State...Scored 30 points in the State Division I semifinals and netted 27 points in the State championship game...Averaged 19 points and 8.7 rebounds a game as a senior, shooting 41 percent from three-point range...Honor Roll student...Represented Connecticut in the JCC Schoolboy Classic.

 

 

Conor Turley

Forward

6-7, 220

La Canada, California

 

Secondary School Background:  A graduate of Campbell Hall High School where he helped Campbell Hall High School to a 32-0 record and State Division IV Championship... CalHiSports First Team All-State selection...California CIF Southern Section Division IVAA Co-Player of the Year...Alpha League First Team All-League...Averaged 17.1 points and 8.8 rebounds a game with 52 blocked shots as a senior...Los Angeles Times All-region selection...MVP of the Oak Park Tournament and the Campbell Hall Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Tournament...Posted a 3.92 cumulative GPA in high school...Will enroll at Brown for the 2007-2008 Academic Year following a two-year Mormon religious Mission.