Johnson and Martin scored 12 and nine points, respectively, for the Rhode Island Rams Men's Hoops in season-opening defeat.
Tripp spent a year at JUCO South Plains College in Texas and then the last three seasons at the University of the Pacific, where he led the Tigers with 16.2 points and 8.9 rebounds en route to the West Coast Conference (WCC) Defensive Player of the Year Award and All-WCC First Team honors in the 2019-20 campaign.
He attended St. John’s University as a freshman, earning the Big East Rookie of the Year award while averaging 15.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
Balde averaged 7.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in 13 contests during the regular season and added 9.4 ppg and 11.4 rpg in five playoff tilts for the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) Queens Borough Champion Wildcat squad.
The six-foot Richardson averaged 4.85 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 13 contests during the regular season and added two points and 1.5 boards per contest in two tilts in the PSAL postseason before COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2019-20 campaign.
The 5-foot-9 Staten Island native has averaged 26.9 ppg, 8.1 apg, and 5.1 rpg through the summer and fall AAU seasons so far, while the West Chester resident has contributed 16.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, and 5.1 apg.
Randy Crosby, Khalil Brantley, Tahron Allen, Jaquan Carlos, and Dior Davis are PSAL players to watch in 2020-21.
The 5-foot-8 Melious enjoyed a tremendous freshman year with Susan Wagner, averaging a little under 28 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists per game for the 24-3 Lady Falcons.
The former Lady Golden Knight averaged 11.8, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, to go along with 58 blocked shots in 29 contests with the Bears last season.
Brantley led the PSAL with 34.6 ppg in 2019-2020.