Polk State basketball has added eight players for the 2015-16 season.
The new student-athletes are:
- Kahleek Bakare-Whyte. A 5-10 freshman guard from Toronto, Ontario, he played for the prestigious Northern Kings AAU program, which won the Fab 48 Tournament in Las Vegas when he participated in the 16-and-under division.
- Karim Mouliom. A 6-4 freshman guard from Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Mouliom prepped at Montverde Academy this past season. He also competed for France in the Youth Olympic Games, where he led his nation to the gold medal and won the slam-dunk competition.
- Malik Seldon. A 6-7 freshman forward from Cincinnati, Seldon averaged 18.1 points per game and nine rebounds per game while shooting 65.2 percent from the field for Western Hills High School. He also led the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference in blocks with 4.5 blocks per game. He earned Second Team All-Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference as well as Honorable Mention AP Ohio High School Southwest All-District 2015 honors.
- Jack Tisdale. A 6-1 sophomore guard from Haines City, Tisdale transferred from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He started as a point guard at Haines City High School, where he also earned First Team All-County for track and Honorable Mention All-County in football.
- Richard Gaetano. A 6-1 freshman guard, Gaetano played for IMG Academy, which was a top-10 nationally ranked post-graduate program. He supplied the team with deadly sharp shooting as well as ball handling and playmaking.
- Troy Simons. A 6-2 freshman from University High School in Pittsburgh, he played for Imani Christian Academy as a junior and averaged 18.4 points per game. An outstanding football player, he received offers to play that sport at several Division I schools. As a transfer, he did not play either sport in his senior season.
- Dominique Reid. A 6-8 sophomore forward from Niagara University, he averaged 9.8 points per game, five rebounds per game, and 1.2 assists per game as a freshman. He was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team. At Timber Creek High School in Arial, NJ, he averaged 20.1 points per game his junior season. His senior season was cut short by an ACL injury.
- Dayjar Dickson. A 6-8 sophomore forward from Niagara University, he saw limited playing time as a freshman last year. His high school team won the Maryland State High School 2A Basketball Championship in 2014.