DeAndre Bembry, a 6-foot-6 senior wing player from the Patrick School in New Jersey, has signed a letter of intent to attend St. Joseph's.

Bembry is the Hawks' first men's basketball recruit for the 2013-14 season.

As a junior, he averaged 18.2 points for the Patrick School, formerly St. Patrick's High, in Elizabeth.

He said in a telephone interview that he chose St. Joseph's over Temple.

"It felt like a comfortable situation at St. Joe," Bembry said.

He said he could play either small forward or shooting guard. Bembry said he works well in a transition game, which should fit in well with the Hawks.

- Marc Narducci