Lamar finished fifth in their first-ever appearance at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. Adegboye, who averaged 15.3 points during the NJCAA tourney, was named to the All-Tournament teams at both the Division I National Tournament and the Region IX event.
Adegboye played at Findlay College Prep in the Las Vegas, Nev. area in 2006-07, the first season Findlay fielded a team. The team was about one-third U.S. nationals, two-thirds from overseas.
In the fall, the Bonnies signed 6-foot-6 wing Demitrius Conger from Brooklyn, N.Y. and Covenant Christian Academy in Marietta, Ga.
ESPN reported earlier this year, "Conger has electric athleticism and natural ability which he uses to make plays for his team ... and uses his very good quickness and length to have a positive effect on the defensive end of the court."
Ray Blackburn, a 5-foot-10 point guard from Lackawanna, N.Y. and Erie Community College in Buffalo, averaged 8.0 points, Bona's fifth leading scorer, off the bench in 23 games. He finished fourth in the A-10 with a .809 free throw percentage. Blackburn missed seven games in the middle of the season due to injury.
Maurice Thomas, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound power forward, transferred to Bona after his sophomore season at UTEP where he had been the Miners' third leading scorer. After sitting out the 2007-08 season per NCAA transfer rules, Thomas averaged 9.4 points, fourth on the team, and 6.1 rebounds (second) in 26 games, including 20 starts. The Philadelphia, Pa. native played at Olney H.S. and Lutheran Christian Academy before heading to the Lone Star State.
Two more slots are open for Coach Mark Schmidt, whose second-year team finished 15-15. Bona was 8-22 in 2007-08.
The top three scorers -- 6-foot-5 Jonathan Hall, 6-foot-9 A-10 Rookie of the Year Andrew Nicholson, and 6-foot-4 Chris Matthews -- all averaged in the 12-point range. They are part of the nine player group who are returning.