Josh Lynch — St. Francis (NY) men’s basketball head coach Glenn Braica made public the acquisition of graduate transfer guard Unique McLean for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
This now comes after the following weeks in St. Francis (NY) losing their former 2018-19 leading scorer in guard Jalen Jordan to Middle Tennessee State University.
“We are extremely excited to have Unique join us in Brooklyn Heights. He’s exactly the type of student-athlete that we want at St. Francis College and his prior Division I experience in the Atlantic 10 will help us here on Remsen Street. Unique is an explosive athlete who can defend multiple positions, really rebound his position, and get to the rim. We look forward to him being an excellent all-around player here at St. Francis,” said coach Braica on the addition of McLean.
McLean, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard out of the University of Massachusetts (Umass), played in 56 games in 28 starts after just two seasons, averaging 4.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 22.5 minutes per game.
In just his first season at Umass, McLean would play in 31 games and start in 18 of them. He would log in 5.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists during the 2017-18 season at Umass. In this past season, playing in 23 games and making eight starting appearances, McLean would only average 3.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game for the Umass Minutemen.
McLean now adds depth to the St. Francis (NY) guard position with incoming freshmen guards Trey Quartlebaum, Rob Higgins, and returning junior guard Chauncey Hawkins.