Around The MAAC: Where Are Last Year's Seniors?

Ari KramerSenior Analyst IINovember 8, 2009

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 13:  Benson Egemonye #15 of the  Niagara Purple Eagles tries to get a shot off over Akini Adkins #33 of the Florida A&M Rattlers during the opening round of the Men's NCAA Tournament on March 13, 2007 at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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In the spring of 2009, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference witnessed the graduation of a handful of talented seniors, many of whom were fan favorites.

Now, with the help of the Internet, fans can follow their favorite MAAC stars as they continue their careers overseas.

Ryan Schneider, who finished his five-year tenure at Marist with 1,002 points, signed with Portugal's CAB Madeira . While Portugal is an ocean away from Schneider's New York, he'll encounter a familiar face on Nov. 29 when his squad opposes Casino Figueira Ginasio , who signed Manhattan's Devon Austin.

Niagara's Benson Egemonye will spend his 2009-10 in Turkey with Optimum TED Kolejliler Ankara . Four games into the season, Egemonye is off to a hot start. The center is averaging 13.5 points and 12 rebounds per game and has already posted two 20-point games.

One graduate you'd expect to see in this article is Siena's Kenny Hasbrouck. However, the shooting guard has been plagued by injuries and, as a result, has been unable to sign.

The Miami Heat showed serious interest in Hasbrouck, but he fractured his wrist one week before training camp and recently broke his foot. There's no way that Hasbrouck, if he recovers quickly enough from his latest injury, will spend this season without a team.

Another surprise absence is Gary Springer Jr. The reason could not be found on the Internet.

Although he left the MAAC for the Big East after his sophomore season, Jeff Xavier is still adored by many Manhattan fans. The former Jasper signed with Spain's Leche Rio Breogan in August and will play alongside UConn's Jeff Adrien.