Mattoon, IL - Long Island, NY is a 58 minute commute to The Bronx via the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), through the Mecca of basketball, Madison Square Gardens (34th & 7th Ave) to the 1 train, which takes you to the last stop in The Bronx at 242nd street near Manhattan College. All of these ties bring Coach Brown, a Bronx native, and newly signed recruit 6'8 230 pound Power Forward Tighe Oberg to Mattoon, IL for the 2013-2014 season. Oberg comes from Islip HS on Long Island as one of the areas to players. During the 2012-2013 campaign, Tighe averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds per contest. he recorded more than 15 double-doubles and had one triple-double as well.
"Tighe is a New York kid like me, so that is excititng to me. Our program has had tremendous success with New York and east coast players, said Brown." "Tighe is big, he's physical, and he can shoot the ball and stretch the defense. He will be a multi-position player for us next season, which we hope will cause match up problems for our opponents."