The rosters of all eight Pro-Am teams has been released along with this years schedule. As you can see, all 14 of Robert Morris’ players are on a roster:
You gotta give credit where it’s due, so big thanks to Matthew Steinbrink for tweeting out those photos even if he does cover Pitt basketball for a living.
There are some former local WPIAL stars back in the league. Arizona point guard T.J. McConnell, Vanderbilt guard Nolan Cressler, Penn State guard Geno Thorpe, and Nebraska Guard Lance Jeter being the headliners. I like that RMU point guard Jarius Lyles is going to get the opportunity to learn from someone like McConnell.
In other housekeeping new, former Robert Morris assistant coach Michael Byrnes was announced as the new head coach at D-III Rhode Island College Wednesday. The news was first reported by Craig Meyer. Byrnes was an original assistant of coach Toole’s 2010-2011 staff. Before joining Toole’s staff Byrnes spent several years at the prep level as a head coach, compiling an overall record of 404-131. The only assistant remaining from that first year is Robby Pridgen.
“Michael has been involved in basketball at both the prep and collegiate level for over 20 years and his success at the prep level speaks for itself,” Toole told Rhode Island’s University Herald. “The players he’s produced, the contacts he’s made and the experience he’s gained in the prep school ranks made him a natural fit to join our staff at Robert Morris to help take our program to even greater heights.”
Best of luck in the future coach!