Sunday, September 19, 2010

Recruiting News: Cornell and Harvard Snag Commits

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.

Cornell received a verbal commitment tonight from Shonn Miller (St. Ignatius HS) Cleveland, OH, 6-6, G/F. Miller had offers from Miami (OH), Toledo, Bucknell, Northeastern, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Columbia, Cleveland State, Akron, James Madison, and Lousiana-Lafayette among others.

Harvard received a verbal commitment this week from Kenyatta Smith (Flintridge Prep) La Canada, CA, 6-7, F. The Harvard Crimson first reported the news. Smith canceled scheduled visits to Penn and Vanderbilt. He also received offers from Northwestern, Cornell, Princeton, Colgate, and Pepperdine. Although Smith did not receive any Pac 10 scholarship offers, several of its members did show varying levels of interest.

With Smith out of the picture, Penn seems to be focussing on players such as, Wes Saunders (Windward School) Los Angeles, CA, 6-5, F, Henry Brooks (Miller Grove HS) Lithonia, GA, 6-8, F, Kevin Bailey (Clovis HS) Clovis, CA, 6-5, F, Devin Cherry (Meridien HS) Meridien, MS, 6-3, G, and Mike Turner (Chicago University High School), Chicago, IL 6-7.

The Asbury Park Press reports that Jordan Wenjert (Worcester Academy) Point Pleasant, NJ, 6-6, F, has committed to UMBC. Wenjert received interest from Cornell prior to his postgrad season. He also has interest from New Hampshire. reports that Shane McLaughlin (Old Tappan HS) Old Tappan, NJ, 6-1, G has interest from Cornell, Columbia, Rider, Iona, Dartmouth, Brown and Princeton. McLaughlin has taken campus visits to Columbia and Division II St Michael's. He is scheduled to visit Cornell, Iona, Dartmouth and Brown.

Keith Belfied (Davidson Day) Charolotte, NC, 6-5, F, committed to Furman. He had interest from Cornell, Davidson and Liberty.

Darion Atkins (Landon School) Bethesda, MD, 6-7, F committed to Virginia over an offer from Penn while also receiving interest from Wake Forest, Maryland, Virginia, Syracuse, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, George Mason, and George Washington.

James Bourne (Bishop O'Connell HS) Alexandria, VA 6-7 committed to Winthrop over interest from Penn, Richmond, Navy, UNC-Wilmington, Lafayette, Davidson, North Carolina A&T.

Kody Chandler (Schoolcraft HS) Schoolcraft, MI, 6-0, G committed to NAIA school Goshen over interest from Penn, Central Michigan, and Western Michigan.

Corey Littlejohn (Healthwood Hall Episcopal) Columbia, SC, 6-2, G committed to UNC Asheville over interest from Wofford, Penn, Davidson, Charleston, VCU, and ECU .

Jabril Trawick (Abington Friends School) Abington, PA 6-4 committed to Georgetown over offers from Penn and Yale.

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