Hartford, Conn. - Seniors Ed Ogundeko (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Chris Turnbull (Ridgewood, N.J.) have been announced as captains of the Trinity College men's basketball team for the 2016-17 season.
The Bantams, coached by James Cosgrove (7th season), are coming off a successful season last winter where the team went 19-8 and reached the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in program history and second consecutive season.
Ogundeko averaged 13.1 ppg and led the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in rebounding with 10.6 per game, and the Bantams in blocked shots with 43 (4th in NESCAC) to go with 23 assists and 17 steals. Ogundeko provides an intimidating presence in the lane for the Bantams, who held opponents to a conference-low 38.6 percent shooting from the floor (6th in nation) and allowed just 67.3 points per game last winter. He led the Bantams in scoring 10 times and rebounding 20 times this season and was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season.
Turnbull appeared in 24 games off the bench for Trinity last season and averaged 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest. The New Jersey native is a career 79.7% shooter from the free throw line and is also a threat from beyond the arc. Turnbull scored a season-high 14 points twice last season, against Delaware Valley in late December and against Bowdoin in January.