Howard Men's Basketball Adds Two Players

Sign Leary, Boyomo.

It did not take Kevin Nickelberry long to show that he is on a mission to make the Howard University more than being competitive. Nickelberry, who has been on the job less that than three weeks, addressed one of the team’s biggest needs by announcing the signing of Alphonso Leary to a grant-in-aid and receiving a verbal commitment from Theodore Boyomo.

Leary is a 6-10 center from Maury High School in Norfolk, Va. who will help fill the void left by three frontcourt players who graduated this past May.

“I have been recruiting Alphonso for the past three years and he has grown and gotten better each time I have seen him,” said Nickelberry. “We are excited about his potential and what he brings to the program.”

Boyomo is a 6-9, 225-pound senior from The Kent School in Kent, Conn. He was heavily recruited but Nickelberry was able to win out over such schools as Rutgers, Colorado and Washington. A native of Cameroon, Boyomo established himself as one of the premier defensive big men in the New England region and helped the Kent School to new heights, culminating with a Western New England championship this past March.

“We feel that we fulfilled a need in that area,” said Nickelberry. “He is an unbelievable talent who has a tremendous upside. We are very fortunate to get a player of his caliber this late in the process. He will be a key factor in this program and the direction that it is headed.”

(Source: Howard press release)