In true Peter King style, file this post under things that will probably only interest me, but I just saw this article that discusses new recruits the Binghamton basketball team is bringing on campus, and in it, there's this gem:
"For Broadus, however, there is merely excitement at having his talented recruits at Binghamton to begin preseason workouts. There’s Tiki Mayben, a prodigious passer who once committed to play for Syracuse University, and played at UMass and Hudson Valley Community College before BU."
Mayben is a talented player from Troy (just north of Albany) who committed to SU what seemed like a hundred years ago but due to a variety of reasons, never set foot on campus. Since that time, he's bounced to a couple of different colleges and I figured that by now he'd be playing in the King of King's League or something.
Needless to say, this news was surprising to me, so I headed off on a trusty Google search to gather more information on Tiki - here's what I found:
- He actually is signed for this upcoming basketball season.
- Trying to read the roster on the Binghamton web page will give you a headache.
- He has a profile on Draft Express, which says he's 21 years old.
- There's a blog covering America East Basketball - who knew?
Good luck to Tiki, I personally wish him well, except when he plays UAlbany, and here's hoping his next stop isn't a summer league in Utica.