TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State head men’s basketball coach Greg Lansing announced on Monday that Mangisto Arop will be joining the Sycamores next season. He was granted his release from Gonzaga University in April.
Arop, who will sit out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, will have two years of eligibility remaining when he hits the court for Indiana State at the beginning of the 2012-13 campaign.
“We couldn’t be more excited about Manny joining our basketball family and his future here at Indiana State,” said Lansing. “To get a high-profile transfer at this time of year speaks volumes of what our team accomplished this season and the reputation that our program has established.
“Manny started and played in a high-profile program and played very well in high-profile games. Coach Few and his staff are friends of mine. They obviously do an outstanding job and have nothing but great things to say about Manny on and off the floor.”
Arop saw the court in 28 games for the Bulldogs this past season, getting the starting nod on eight occasions. For the year, Arop logged 15.8 minutes per game, tossing in an average of 4.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per contest.