Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 21, 2006) - James Manthe of Leavenworth, Kan., signed to play basketball for John Brown University last week. The 6-3 guard is the youngest brother of former John Brown players Joe and Josh Manthe.
Manthe averaged 14.3 points and 4.95 rebounds per game in 2005-06. He led the Leavenworth Pioneers with 2.5 assists per game and also averaged 1.68 steals per game. He was an All-Sunflower League and 2nd team all-state performer for Class 6A. Manthe was one of just 24 players selected to play in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game.