Non-scholarship player who earned his first varsity letter in 2012-13 ... Joined the team in October 2012 ... Made the team following open walk-on tryouts ... Serves as a guard/wing on the scout team in practice ... Joins forward Jeff Stewart (1971-72) as Mechanicsburg natives to play for the Deacons in the modern era.
Appeared in two games on the year both of which came during home conference wins ... Made his collegiate debut vs. Florida State (Feb. 9) ... Pulled down a rebound and missed his only field goal attempt against the Seminoles ... Also saw action in the regular season finale vs. Virginia Tech (Mar. 10) but did not record any statistics ... Named to the Dean's List and to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
A 2012 graduate of Red Land High School in Lewisberry, Pa. ... Played for Coach Scott Slayton at Red Land ... Earned three varsity letters in basketball ... Started 75 games during his prep career, which ranks fifth on the school's all-time list ... Made 144 career 3-point field goals, which ranks third all-time in Red Land history ... As a junior in 2010-11, helped Red Land go 23-5 and win the Mid-Penn Keystone Division title ... Led the Patriots to a second-place finish at the district championship and to the elite eight of the state playoffs ... Served as a team captain ... High school teammates included LaSalle's Steve Zack and East Carolina's Mike Zangari ... Played AAU ball for the York Ballers under coach Pat McGlynn ... Graduated in the top five percent of his class with a 3.9 GPA ... Member of the National Honor Society and Student Advisory Committee ... Led a program that mentored underprivileged fourth-grade students ... Volunteered with the Special Olympics ... Awarded the outstanding Latin Scholar Award as a senior.
Given name is Duke Andre Antonelli ... Son of Robert and Caroline Antonelli ... Father played at St. John's University in the Big East from 1982-85 ... Has one younger brother, Dominick ... ... Born Jan. 8, 1994 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... Wore jersey No. 3 in high school ... Considering a major in international business.