Friday, May 28, 2010

Recruiting News

Below, some recruiting news from around the Ivy League...

Dartmouth Athletics formally announced the Big Green's incoming 2010 class, which includes:
  • James Herring G 6-4 Exeter NH Exeter Academy
  • David Eads G 6-2 Lake Travis TX HS
  • Gediminas Bertasius F 6-5 Vilnius, Lithuania Marianapolis Prep School (CT)
  • Jenieri Cyrus G 6-3 Golsboro NC Eastern Wayne HS
  • Nick Jackson F 6-5 Grandview, MO Mercersburg Academy (PA)
  • Tyler Melville G 6-2 Plano TX West HS/The Hun School (NJ)
  • Kevin Mulquin F 6-8 Laytonsville MD Georgetown Prep/Hill School (PA)
In discussing recruiting strategies, former Cornell coach, Steve Donahue told, "At Cornell we really went out of our way to get away from other schools. We could attract a kid from anywhere in the country, particularly in the Midwest because there weren't great academic options for kids who were just below that Big 10 or Big 12 type of kid, so I think that's what we did a good job on.

Greg Sullivan, the father of Brian Sullivan (Upper Arlington HS) Upper Arlington, OH, 6-0, G told that the University of Hartford and Toledo have offered Sullivan scholarships. Schools that have shown the most interest have been Miami-OH, Cornell, Princeton, Bucknell, Davidson, William and Mary, and Boston College. Western Carolina told him they would give him an offer if he visited that campus. Sullivan has unofficially visited Miami, Princeton, Bucknell, Toledo, and William and Mary.

Minnesota Preps reports that Thomas Schalk (Apple Valley HS), Orono, MN, 6-7, F, committed to William & Mary. A member of the class of 2011, his high school coach told Minnesota Preps that he held offers to Cornell, Colorado State, Wichita State, Wofford, and Lehigh.

Jordan Wejnert (Worcester Academy) Worcester, MA, 6-6, F, told Northstar Basketball Blog that he has interest from New Hampshire, Yale, Bucknell, Lafayette, Army, UMass-Lowell (DII), Bentley (DII), and University of Sciences in Philly (DII). Of those, Yale, UMass-Lowell, and University of Sciences in Philly have all made offers.

Jonah Travis (DeLaSalle HS) Minneapolis, MN, 6-5, F, told Minnesota Pres that the latest school to offer him was Harvard. "I couldn't stop smiling during the entire conversation with coach [Yanni] Hufnagel and later coach Tommy Amaker. I was really excited at just the thought of going there. My parents didn't believe me when I first told them so they had to talk to coach himself. It's funny just to even think about it." Harvard joined Northern Colorado, Lafayette, Toledo, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay, Northern Illinois, and Wofford in offering. Also, in late April during an open visiting period, coaches from Cal, Washington State, Northern Illinois, Boston College, Lehigh, Stanford, Wofford, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State stopped in to scout Travis.

Brett Kingma (Jackson HS) Mill Creek, WA, 6-1, G, told he is hearing from Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, Boston College, Harvard and Pepperdine. reports that Hayden Hoerdemann (Bloomington HS) Bloomington, IL, 6-1, G has interest from Butler, Loyola Wright State, Davidson, Harvard, Princeton, Penn, Illinois State, Western Michigan , SIU, Evansville, Ball State, Lafayette, Wichita State, and Oakland.

Chasson Randle (Rock Island HS) Rock Island, IL 6-1, who previously listed Harvard as a possible college choice, told that he plans to cut his list down to seven schools, and said that "Illinois, Purdue and Stanford will make the cut for sure.” He also plans on visiting Duke soon.


Anonymous said...

The Hun School is in NJ, not PA (it's where Douglas Davis did a post-grad year).

Anonymous said...

Note that the Dartmouth press release said these players are candidates for the team. It did not refer to them as recruits.