Head coach John Dunne is continuing to revamp and refresh his roster in his second year, this time venturing South for his seventh offseason addition. Victor Enoh, a former forward for the University of Memphis Tigers, will be joining the Red Foxes as a redshirt for the 2019-20 season. That will leave two years of eligibility, those of which will begin next year.
Enoh played in 45 games at Memphis starting in 2017, stretching up through this past season. He hauled in 67 total rebounds, 29 of which were offensive, all with a career average of playing 7.6 minutes per game. Talk about making the most of the time you’re dealt.
Originally from Decatur, Georgia, Enoh played pre-college ball at Greenforest Christian Academy. In averaging 7.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, he helped to lead his team to a state championship in his senior season.
“Victor is exactly what we were looking for,” Dunne said in a statement today. “He’s an athletic big body, active rebounder, and he has a soft touch mid-range jumper. He brings toughness and great character to the program.” At 6 feet, 7 inches and 250-pounds, Enoh fits the enthused description.
Dunne’s roster overhaul includes six other players whom Enoh will join. The team announced the addition of another versatile forward coming from Ranger College, Braden Bell, in May. Their true freshmen–Jack Cavanaugh, Henry Mackeny, Tyler Sagl, and Tyler Saint-Furcy–and eligible transfer Zion Turdoff all signed in mid-April. The team also brings back Michael Cubbage, Jordan Jones, and Matt Turner, three red-shirts from last season.
It’s an interesting look. The team is young and unfamiliar, with but a few experienced returnees (Darius Hines, Matt Herasme) and one senior (Tobias Sjoberg). What Dunne does with this will certainly be telling; the team’s 12-19 record from last season was the best since 2014, as was their conference standing.
The hope, as it happens, is that the additions of big bodies and athletic talents, Enoh being one in particular, change the culture for the better. Good changes often take time. Bringing about positive and swift change, however, is often larded with challenges. They start their quest to do just that on November 8 and we’ll be watching.
Edited by Lily Caffrey-Levine