Manhattan's Barry Rohrssen Will Stay With Jaspers For a Fifth Season

Jesse Kramer@Jesse_KramerCorrespondent IApril 6, 2010

Rohrssen was debating whether to stay with Manhattan in Riverdale or to travel to Queens with Steve Lavin as a St. John's assistant.

On Tuesday, Rohrssen made his decision—he will stay with Manhattan and coach in 2010-11. 

Rohrssen will coach his recruiting class that could bring Manhattan to the top of the MAAC. His class includes All Hallows star point guard Mike Alvarado, who has been committed to Manhattan for two years. Rohrssen is also bringing in Joel "Air Jamaica" Wright, who chose Manhattan over multiple Big East schools.

Forward Rhamel Brown from Transit Tech will join Manhattan as a defensive presence. Three-point shooter Kidani Brutus will join Manhattan after spending last season at a junior college in Oklahoma. 

Rohrssen is also recruiting forwards Roland Brown and Robert Martina. Brown helped lead Christ the King to a championship and will visit Manhattan this coming weekend. Martina had a solid year at Miami Dade Junior College. 

Rohrssen will be on a short leash next year. Another sub-500 year, and Rohrssen could be forced to find a job somewhere else.

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