Oct. 18, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - Tasheed Carr and Ahmad Nivins have been named co-captains of the Saint Joseph's men's basketball team, which began practice for the 2008-09 season today. Carr and Nivins earned the spots as voted on by their teammates.
Carr, a 6-4 senior guard from Philadelphia, will serve as co-captain for the second year in a row. Carr led the Hawks in assists last season with 5.6 per game, a number which ranked second in the A-10. He also averaged 10.8 points per game.
Nivins, a 6-9 senior forward from Jersey City, N.J., is one of the top returning players in the Atlantic 10 Conference. He's also the Hawks' leading returning scorer and rebounder with averages of 14.4 points and 5.8 rebounds from last season. Nivins is a two-time All-Atlantic 10 and All-Big 5 honoree.
It was also determined that junior guard Darrin Govens will see limited action in upcoming practices while recovering from a groin strain. The date for Govens to return to full speed is undetermined at this time.
The Hawks are practicing in a new practice facility on campus while the expansion and renovation project continues at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. SJU's home games will be played this season at the Palestra.