Colgate Men’s Basketball Adds Four in Class of 2021

Langel Brings in Four Strong Newcomers From Across the Globe

Colgate men’s basketball head coach Matt Langel has announced the addition of four first-years that will join the Raiders for the 2016-17 season. The four newcomers hail from three different states and Australia.

“We are extremely excited about these four guys,” said Langel. “First and foremost, they represent quality families and take great pride in all that they have achieved on and off the court to date. We believe that they will immediately challenge our veteran returning group on a daily basis, and have a chance to accomplish extraordinary things over their careers in the Maroon and White.”

Hugh Baxter

Melbourne, Australia

Scotch College

Forward – 6’8 – 203 lbs.

Before Colgate

Led his Scotch College team to an Associated Public Schools (APS) championship in 2016 after averaging 22.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a senior … Won a silver medal at Australian Nationals as a member of the Victorian Under-20 team … Named MVP of his Scotch College team as both a junior and senior … Served as an APS All-Star Varsity Captain … Nominated as a Youth League (under 23) Rising Star in 2015 … Also played rugby in high school.


Born: Hugh Baxter in Melbourne, Australia.

Family: Son of Trevor and Andrea Baxter … Has two brothers.

Langel on Baxter: “Hugh loves the game. He is passionate about its history in his native Australia, but also knows a lot of the game that us Americans like to think of as ours. He was driven to achieve one of his dreams of playing Division I NCAA basketball and I am confident that Hugh will work every day to maximize what this experience can be. His versatility as a lengthy forward with a diverse skill set who has been well coached in Australia should fit in well with our style on both ends of the court.”

Jordan Burns

San Antonio, Texas

John Marshall High School/The Kent School

Guard – 6’0 – 175 lbs.

Before Colgate

Named 2017 Co-MVP of the NEPSAC Founders League after averaging 19 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game at the Kent School … Guided the Kent Lions to a 2017 Founders League Championship … Prior to his year at prep school, was a four-year captain at John Marshall High School and led the squad to a 2015 Seguin Tournament Championship … Voted as a four-time All-District selection in high school and named All-Area and All-Region in 2016 … Two-time team MVP and the 2016 Male Athlete of the Year at Marshall High School … Also ran track in high school.


Born: Jordan Kennedy Burns in Jackson, Tenn.

Family: Son of Eroy and Arenda Burns … Has two brothers.

Langel on Burns: “Jordan is a young man we have gotten to know very well over an extended period of time. His talent is not a secret after his MVP performance in the prestigious NEPSAC last season. He is a dynamic floor general who is able to score points as well as find his teammates for open scoring opportunities. What I like most about Jordan, however, is his desire to help his team win and to position himself for continued improvement in all aspects of his life.

Jack Ferguson

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Homestead High School

Guard – 6’2 – 170 lbs.

Before Colgate

Averaged 18.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game as a senior at Homestead High School, the same high school that current Colgate junior Dana Batt attended … Guided the Spartans to back-to-back sectional championships as a junior and senior … Named All-State, All-Area and All-Conference … Also played golf and ran cross country in high school.


Born: John Naismith Ferguson in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Family: Son of John and Leslie Ferguson … Has one brother and one sister.

Langel on Ferguson: “Jack is another guy familiar to us in that he hails from the same very successful high school program as Dana Batt. In a state that takes its high school basketball as serious as any, Jack had an extraordinary senior campaign leading his team to another great season and adding to the Homestead HS legacy of producing great players. Jack’s talents with the ball and ability to score are extremely valuable weapons that we are excited to begin working with.”


David Maynard

Herriman, Utah

Herriman High School

Guard – 6’4 – 185 lbs.

Before Colgate

Named first team All-State as a senior after averaging 23.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game at Herriman High School … Finished career as a two-time All-State honoree after garnering second team honors as a sophomore … Two-time team captain who wrapped up high school career with career marks of 16.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game … Named a Utah 5A All-Star as a senior.


Born: David James Maynard in Murray, Utah.

Family: Son of Mike and Julianna Maynard … Has two brothers and four sisters.

Langel on Maynard: “David enters Colgate in a unique situation. We recruited him as part of the 2015 class, but after deferring enrollment to pursue a church mission in Argentina, he will join us this fall.  As an All-State selection, David proved to be a perimeter player capable of scoring from behind the three-point line, in the mid-range and at the basket.  I am confident that his talent and maturity will help us from day one.”

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