Santa Clara head men's basketball coach Kerry Keating announced the 2015 Bronco signing class on Wed., Nov. 12, 2014. The 2015 Santa Clara class includes Matthew Hauser (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Henrik Jadersten (Sollentuna, Sweden), Tony Lewis (San Antonio, Texas) and Bryson Lockley (Houston, Texas).
The 2015 Bronco Men's Basketball class includes:
Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Hometown/High School
Matthew Hauser G 6-1 165 Thousand Oaks, Calif./Thousand Oaks
Henrik Jadersten F 6-11 230 Sollentuna, Sweden/Solna Gymnasium
Tony Lewis F 6-8 260 San Antonio, Texas/ Central Catholic
Bryson Lockley F 6-7 195 Houston, Texas/Cy-Fair
"We are thrilled to add four high quality young men to our Santa Clara basketball family. Our staff did a tremendous job identifying exactly what we needed. We feel like we have done that with Matt, Bryson, Tony and Henrik," said Bronco head coach Kerry Keating. "All four of these young men show tremendous potential and ability to join a great young core that we will build around for years to come. They all have tremendous family support and are anxious and eager to become Broncos. We congratulate them for signing with the Broncos today. It's extremely gratifying to be able to add young men to our program that truly want to be a part of what we are building. Matt, Bryson, Tony and Henrik will bring different redeeming qualities, and valuable ones that we are anxious to add to our existing core and continue to build with well into the future at Santa Clara."
Senior at Thousand Oaks High School … coached by Rich Endres and Rod Stillwell … previously played at Saguaro High School in Arizona … averaged 23 ppg with 4 rpg, 4 apg and 2.5 spg his junior year … has two school records: 81 3-point FGs and 687 points in the 2013-14 season … in his sophomore year, he averaged 13 ppg with 4 rpg, 3 apg and 2 spg … named Marmonte League MVP … made First Team All CIF … named to the All-State Cal-Hi Sports in 2013-14 season … in 2012-13, was an Arizona All-State Honorable Mention … scored a game high 41 points against Mission Prep in Championship game of Arroye Grande Tournament … game high of 37 points vs. Independence High School … led his Saguaro High School team to a 23-9 record and second round of state playoffs … also lettered in golf at Thousand Oaks … made the All-Marmonte League team for golf in 2013-14.
Why Matthew Chose Santa Clara
"The school environment is great. When on campus, it felt like home. All the guys on the team are ideal teammates. It prepares me to be able to find a job after college. It has a great business program. Students have school spirit. It gives me chance to excel on and off the court. The coaching staff believes in my ability. I believe Santa Clara is the perfect fit for me."
Senior at Solna Gymnasium … coached by Christer Stjernborg … finished first in Regional Championships in 2012, '13 and '14 … played for the U18 and U20 Swedish National team in the FIBA European Championships from 2012-14 … named MVP of U19 National Championships Final in 2014 … placed second in the U19 Championships in 2014… placed third in the U18 Championships in 2012 … awarded Most Improved Player three times … was a two time Solna Vikings Talent team member … National team career high is 12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks … averaged 5.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1 spg and 1 bpg in the Swedish Men's Division 1 … played in Albert Schweitzer Tournament in 2012 … played in tournaments in Italy, London and Serbia … is a school ambassador for his high school … was named Solna Gymnasium Hero three times for having represented the school at a national level.
Why Henrik Chose Santa Clara
"I chose Santa Clara University for three great reasons. It is a well-renowned academic school with national top rated engineering programs; the basketball program is building to compete at the very highest level in the country – something I want to be a big part of; I have lived in the Bay Area and really love the area and opportunities it presents. Santa Clara University can certainly provide me with the necessary tools to develop my future career. I am very grateful for the opportunity to improve my basketball skills towards professional level, while also obtaining a degree in engineering at a world-class school. This is a long-time dream come true for me. The coaching staff has made me feel very comfortable and welcomed. That's important for me personally since Santa Clara is a long way from my home and family in Sweden."
Senior at Central Catholic High School … coached by Bruce McConaghy … team was 28-8 last year … his junior year he averaged 14.0 ppg and 10 rpg … lost in the regional final of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPS) playoffs … two-time TAPS All-State performer … on the video team at his church, working the cameras … played for 210 Jayhawks AAU team and was coached by Ky O'Dell and Raymond Briggs.
Why Tony Chose Santa Clara
"First, educationally – being the type of school Santa Clara University it, I thought that was really important part of my decision. Coach Keating and the whole coaching staff and the players really helped me build a bond with them. I have talked to a number of them since my visit and I really like them all. The West Coast Conference – playing against good competition night in and night out - also sold me. I have never been to California - I loved the weather and the campus is beautiful. It's a mid-sized school that I felt really comfortable with and I feel like I can get to know a lot of people on campus pretty fast because of the size."
Senior at Cy-Fair High School … coached by Chad Suleimanji … averaged 16 ppg, 10 rpg and 4 apg his junior year … named to the All-Academic Team four years in a row … was the Team MVP his junior year … made Second Team All-District in his junior year … is listed as the "Guy Lewis" Top 50 players in the Houston area … scored a career high 22 points and 12 rebounds against South Grand Prairie … is a member of the National Honor Society … as a member of the Houston Defenders 15U who finished fourth in the AAU National Championships … played in the Nike Peach Jam with Houston Hoops 16U.
Why Bryson Chose Santa Clara
""One of the major factors that led me to choose Santa Clara was the strong connection made between me and my future teammates during my recruiting visit in June of this year. What I value most is strong genuine relationships with people who have the same mindset and character as I do. My father plays an important role in my life and he has trained me to understand the importance of a man's "character." He has always been very selective when he places me in another man's authority. Ever since I was a little boy, he's always said, "be careful who you follow." I remembered that when I first met the coaching staff. I felt they were genuine and really cared about Bryson the "young man" and not just Bryson the "basketball player." I remember reading the white board during my visit and thinking, "WOW THESE GUYS REALLY SEE ME." I was shocked when I saw the words "RENAISSANCE MAN." This is what my father has called me since I was a little boy. I can remember him always telling me that "a man should know a little bit about a lot of things." At that moment, I realized that the coaches thought a lot like my father. I was impressed. My father got emotional. Days later I asked my dad why he was so emotional. He answered by saying, "I was overwhelmed with joy to know that another man saw you the same as I do." It was at that moment that I knew Santa Clara was the place for me. Family is important to me. My uncle gave me some great advice that helped me make my final decision. He said, "go where you will be celebrated, and not tolerated." I remember thinking, "WOW, simple words from a simple man." My uncle is a smart man and I value his opinion. All the signs were there, I just had to make my decision. I began to think about all of my experiences during the recruiting season and it didn't take me long to realize that Santa Clara was the total package. GREAT COACHES, GREAT TEAMMATES AND GREAT WEATHER!!!"