*From Troy Media Relations*
TROY, Ala. – The Troy University men’s basketball team and head coach Phil Cunningham announced two signees to the program on Thursday. Miguel Dicent Guante and Jaroslav Moravek will join the Trojans in the fall.
Dicent Guante comes to Troy after playing at the Canarias Basketball Academy in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. The 6-foot-3, 180 lbs. guard is also very experienced at the national level, having played for his native Dominican Republic at the 2011 U17 FIBA Americas Tournament. Dicent Guante led the Dominican Republic with 3.8 assists per game and finished third in points (12.8) and fourth in rebounds (6.0), while shooting 54 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the arc.
“We are really excited about Miguel’s decision to attend Troy University,” said head coach Phil Cunningham. “He is a versatile guard who truly knows how to play the game. Miguel definitely needs to get stronger in order to compete at this level, but he has that South American flair to his game that our fans will enjoy for the next four years.”
Moravek is a 6-foot-8, 240 lbs. forward/center who hails from Handlova, Slovakia. He spent the past two seasons splitting time between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where he showed off his talent on the glass and ability to step outside and shoot from range. Moravek spent the summer of 2012 with the Slovakian National Team, where he participated in the 2012 EuroBasket Qualifications, averaging 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in limited minutes.
“Jaro provides us with some size and strength in the post that we certainly needed to add to our roster,” Cunningham said. “He is a physically mature young man who also has the ability to stretch the defense with his outside shooting. Jaro possesses a high basketball IQ, which is typical for a European post player and something we look for in recruiting.”