Griffin McKenzie Transfer: Forward Joins Denver Pioneers Basketball Team

February 26, 2012; Denver CO, USA; Denver Pioneers forward Rob Lewis (10) passes the ball as Denver Pioneers guard Travis Hallam (15) trails during the first half against North Texas Mean Green at Magness Arena. Mandatory Credit: Andrew B. Fielding-US PRESSWIRE

Denver added another member to its 2012 recruiting class on Friday.

On Friday, the University of Denver announced the addition of forward Griffin McKenzie to the school's 2012 men's basketball recruiting class. McKenzie transferred to Denver from Xavier and will sit out the 2012-13 season.

As a sophomore in 2011-12, McKenzie appeared in 11 games for the Musketeers and played a total of 25 minutes. As a freshman, he appeared in 17 games and averaged 2.5 minutes per contest.

Pioneers head coach Joe Scott believes McKenzie will be an excellent fit for the program:

"Griffin was a highly recruited player out of high school," Scott said. "He's big, strong and athletic, and we know he will fit in well with our program. He complements our current players extremely well. We look forward to him contributing in the future."

The other members of Denver's 2012 recruiting class include Nate Engesser, Jalen Love, Bryant Rucker and Dom Samac.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more from around the world of college hoops, check out SB Nation's NCAA basketball news hub.

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