Monday, August 30, 2010

Recruiting News: Columbia Picks Up Commit

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

For a list of committed players to attend Ivy League schools, including profiles of incoming Cornell recruits, and a listing of Cornell's prospective recruiting targets, click here. For a list of general Ivy League prospective recruiting targets, click here. Please note that we update these lists daily.

Columbia received a commitment from Skylar Scrivano (Peddie School) Hightstown, NJ, 6-9, F. Princeton, Brown, Rider and Monmouth are among those schools which expressed varying levels of interest. The commitment was reported by Northstar Basketball.

Stephen Zack (Red Land HS) Red Land, PA, 6-10, F committed to La Salle this week after he was unable to overcome admissions and financial aid hurdles with Cornell, which he previously visited. Several sources, including made it well known that Cornell was Zack's leader. The skilled post player had sixteen reported offers on the table, including pursuit from Penn, Princeton, Penn State, George Mason, American, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Robert Morris and Mount St. Mary's among others.

Per the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jordan Loyd (Milton HS) Alpharetta, GA, 6-2, G, committed to Furman after considering reported offers from Rice, Dartmouth, Cornell and Army, while also earning consideration from Wichita State, Winthrop and Minnesota. reports that Deion Giddens (Will Canyon HS) Surprise, AZ, 6-9, F, has offers from Cornell, Princeton, Bucknell and Houston Baptist with interest from Utah, Pepperdine, Boise State, Lamar, UTSA, Northern Arizona, and San Francisco. He told with regard to his recruitment, "I would like to get it over in the fall. Then I can focus on school and the high school season."

Three Northfield Mount Hermon School players made college visits in the last week. J'vonte Brooks, 6-6, F visited Harvard, Evan Cummins, 6-8, F (class of 2012), visited Northeastern and Boston University, while Armani Cotton (class of 2011) visited Princeton. Cotton has an offer to Holy Cross while, Cummins already has offers from Providence, UMass, Boston University, St. Joseph's, William & Mary and Florida Atlantic. ACC, PAC 10, Atlantic 10 and Ivy League schools are showing interest. Cotton previously attended Harvard's Elite Camp.

Certainly not an exhaustive or complete list, but below appears to be the top targets from Penn and Harvard in the current recruiting cycle for the class of '11:

-Spencer Dinwiddie (Taft HS) Los Angeles, CA 6-2, G
-Andre Hollins (White Station HS) Memphis, TN 6-3, G
-Lonnie Jackson (Valencia HS) Valencia, CA, 6-3, G
-Shane Larkin (Dr. Phillips HS) Orlando, FL 5-11 , G
-Patrick Lewis-Perry (Flint Powers Catholic HS) Flint, MI, G
-Shelby Moats (Waconia HS) Waconia, MN 6-8, F
-Joshua Richardson (Santa Fe HS) Edmond, OK, 6-5, G
-Kenyatta Smith (Flintridge Prep) La Canada, CA 6-7, G
-J'vonte Brooks (Northfield Mount Hermon School) Northfield, MA 6-6

-Kenyatta Smith (Flintridge Prep) La Canada, CA 6-7, C
-Wesley Saunders (Windward School) Los Angeles, CA, 6-6, F
-Henry Brooks (Miller Grove HS) Lithonia, GA 6-8
-Ryan Anderson (Poly HS) Long Beach, CA, 6-7, F

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I know nothing about Zack, disappointing that things could not be worked out if Cornell was in fact his top choice. Based on the list of schools he was considering, he certainly seems like a player worth having at the Ivy level.