Green Wave quiet for now; expecting signees later on

NEW ORLEANS — While fax machines buzzed in basketball offices across the country with signees coming in, it was a typical Wednesday for Tulane.

The Green Wave didn’t sign any players to national letters of intent on the opening day of the spring period, but coach Ed Conroy said he expects to have several new faces on his team by the time the signing period ends May 15.

“We are still in the midst of our recruiting process, and we’ll see how it turns out,” Conroy said. “There’s a lot of turnover right now in college basketball, and we are trying to combine experienced guys with high school guys, and I feel really good about where the end result will take us.”

Tulane experienced some turnover of its own last month after six scholarship players defected from the program, including all-Conference USA first team standout Josh Davis and C-USA second-team selection Ricky Tarrant.

Only six current Green Wave scholarship players return from last year’s team, which finished with a 20-15 record.

“I just want to make sure we get the right guys in and I already feel really good about where our team is for next year,” Conroy said. “Obviously I want to get guys who can help us win a championship and we are in the middle of some pretty big battles right now.”