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Bowling Green State University menâ??s basketball team announced Thursday that Iona transfer Josh Gomez will be joining the Falcons for the 2012-2013 season. Gomez will have to sit out his first season with BGSU due to NCAA transfer rules, but he will still have three years of eligibility left.

Gomez, the 6-foot-10 post player from Bronx, N.Y. was the only freshman on last yearâ??s Iona team. Gomez saw limited time in 16 games with the Gaels finishing with just 10 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks.

Prior to Iona, Gomez attended Rice High School where he helped lead Rice to a sixth straight Archdiocesan AA varsity boys basketball championship as a senior with a 14-point performance against St. Raymondâ??s.

â??Josh comes from areat high school program at the former Rice High School and he added experience playing on a veteran Iona team last year,â?? Bowling Green head coach Louis Orr said.

â??He has a strong work ethic and having him for three years is a big plus. I know the pedigree and passion of young men who come from New York City and he is also a good student and a quality person. On the floor, he will give us length and size in the front court. He can stretch the defense with his outside shooting as well as being able to score in the post. He is a mobile post player who blocks shots and runs the court well. â??