April 26, 2004
BALTIMORE, MD -Freddie Stanback an All-Metro basketball selection who attended Bishop O'Connell in Arlington, Va. has committed to play for Loyola College starting in the 2004-05 season. The 6-4 small forward averaged 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists in leading O'Connell to the WMAC title this past season. He was 10-16 from the three-point line in helping O'Connell capture the elite Alhambra Tournament in Cumberland, MD. At O'Connell, Stanback played for Joe Wootten, where he finished his career with a 30-4 record in his senior season. He was also as one of 12 players selected to represent the United State in Manheim, Germany in the Albert Schweitzer games this past spring. The Lanham, Md. native, chose Loyola over Fordham and St. Bonaventure of the Atlantic-10 Conference.
"Freddie Stanback comes from an outstanding program having played for Joe Wootten at Bishop O'Connell," head coach Jimmy Patsos said. "Freddie is a winner and a player who knows the game. We hope that Freddie is the first of many players from the Baltimore-Washington area Catholic league schools that will make Loyola College their home. We are very lucky to have Freddie as a new member of our basketball family."
Joining Stanback at Loyola will be Brad Farrell of Herndon, Va. who led Herndon to a 24-3 season as the second Baltimore-Washington area player to commit to the Greyhounds. Herndon participated in the Capital Classic.
"Brad comes from a winning program and is a very athletic guard who will help us right away," Patsos said.