EASTON, Pa. –
Head coach Fran O'Hanlon
announced a pair of additions to the Lafayette men's basketball program as part of National Signing Day on Wednesday, welcoming Leo O'Boyle and Neal Quinn to the Lafayette family.
O'Boyle comes to Lafayette from Scranton Prep where he was a three-time District 2 AAAA champion at the small forward and power forward positions. The Scranton, Pennsylvania native was a two-time captain and led the Lackawanna League in scoring his junior season. Additionally, O'Boyle was the quarterback on Scranton Prep's football team, leading the team to two District 2 AAA championships.
"Leo is a complete player," O'Hanlon said. "He can score on the block. He's a terrific shooter. He makes good, quick decisions and doesn't over-dribble. He knows how to play the game. We're excited to have him."
Quinn brings immediate size to the Lafayette squad, measuring 7-0 and 250 pounds from Wyckoff, New Jersey. He was named All-League First Team a year ago, averaging 13 points and eight rebounds per contest, and, after transferring to Ramapo High School this fall, averaged 22 points, 13 rebounds and six assists per contest in the fall season. Quinn has also had the opportunity to work closely with Bob Hurley, legendary head coach at St. Anthony High School in New Jersey for almost 40 years, and father of Bobby and Dan Hurley, current head coaches at Arizona State and UConn, respectively.
"Neal is one of the better passing big guys you'll see," O'Hanlon added. "He can score on the block and from the outside. Everything in our offense revolves around the post, so I'm excited about his potential."
O'Boyle and Quinn will join a young roster that will see the loss of just two players to graduation in the spring in Paulius Zalys
and Auston Evans
. The current Leopards sit 1-2 on their 2018-19 campaign and open the home season at Kirby Sports Center
on Sunday, facing St. Francis Brooklyn at 2 p.m.