St. Bonaventure has signed 6-foot-5 junior college wingman Wednesday who has the credentials to step right in and complement the scoring of shooting guard Marcus Posley. St. Louis native Courtney Stockard signed with the Bonnies, the men's basketball team announced Wednesday.
Stockard played the last two seasons at Allen (Kan.) Community College. He was the second leading scorer in his conference last season, averaging 23.2 points a game. He also was the fifth-leading rebounder in his conference, the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. He averaged 9.0 boards a game. He made 48.5 percent of his field goals and shot 32 percent from three-point range.
"Courtney is a really good fit for our program," said St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt. "He's a very good student and he's a really good player. His strength is his overall skill level. He has perimeter player skills in a forward's body. He can take the ball off the rim and lead the break the other way. He can score, rebound and defend, he has a nose for the ball, and he can play a number of positions from the two to the four."
Bona graduated starting No. 3 man Andell Cumberbatch. "Losing Andell," Schmidt said, "Courtney can step in and make a huge impact for us next season."
His first season at Allen, Stockard averaged 12.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
"Courtney worked hard to expand his game. He was good coming in, but he transformed into great junior college player," said Andy Shaw, Allen head coach. "He put in the time to improve and was able to add some weight, which really helped him. With his height and length, he's very versatile. He does little bit of everything. He really gets to the rim and finishes- whether it's in transition or in the half court. He is very saavy and knows how to draw contact. He's a really good rebounder … he crashes the glass."