BOWLING GREEN – Center Josh Gomez will transfer to Bowling Green State University and join the men’s basketball team, coach Louis Orr announced today.
Gomez is a 6-10 post player who will transfer from Iona and will sit out the coming season per NCAA rules. He will then have three years of eligibility remaining.
Gomez is a native of the Bronx, N.Y., who was the lone freshman on last year’s Iona team, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He played in 16 games for the Gaels, and in limited court time finished with 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots.
Gomez attended Rice High School in New York City’s Catholic High School Athletic Association. As a senior he helped lead Rice to a sixth straight Archdiocesan AA varsity boys basketball championship with a 14-point performance against St. Raymond’s, but he averaged just 5.5 points per game that season.
“Josh comes from a great high school program at the former Rice High School and he added experience playing on a veteran Iona team last year,” Falcons coach Louis Orr said. “He has a strong work ethic and having him for three years is a big plus. I know the pedigree and passion of young men who come from New York City and he is also a good student and a quality person.
"On the floor, he will give us length and size in the front court. He can stretch the defense with his outside shooting as well as being able to score in the post. He is a mobile post player who blocks shots and runs the court well. ”