Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Recruiting News: Cornell Pulls One Out of the Deep South

Tonight, Cornell received a commitment from Devin Cherry (Meridian HS) Meridian, MS, 6-3, G.

Cherry visited Cornell earlier in September, but only committed following his visit to Penn last weekend. Wofford, Murray St., Western Kentucky, Princeton, and Bucknell were among others involved in his recruitment.

Ranked as the No. 32 overall prospect in Mississippi by Hoop Scoop Online, Cherry posted 11.6 points per game his junior year as Meridian's second leading scorer. He was named Honorable Mention All-State by the Clarion Ledger. His teammate, Rodney Hood, is ranked No. 2 in Mississippi by Hoop Scoop Online and by Rivals.com as the No. 21 overall player in the U.S. (No. 49 overall by Scout.com)

Cherry plays AAU basketball for the Southern Phenoms program.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow another guard...

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Cherry is a guard, the other recruit (Shonn Miller) is a 6'6" forward.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Devin

Anonymous said...

Nice to know we can beat Penn out on a recruit

Anonymous said...

I'm talking about the total roster. We just brought in scelfo Matthews and ferry. We still don't have any big men for the future except for big fruit and rubiks cube

Anonymous said...

In terms of the players Cornell is hoping to get commitments from, where do these two players rank? Are they going to end up being the best recruits? Worst? Middle of the pack?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Groebe, Wroblewski and Ferry are seniors next year. Cornell certainly needs guards and this guard helps a lot.

He was one of Penn's top targets.

Devin Cherry and Shonn Miller are both guys that had lot of other D-I opportunities. They are very good pick-ups for the Ivy League level.

Cornell is still involved with lots of other talented kids from the classes of 2011, 2012, and 2013, as well as transfers.

In the words of Bill Courtney from his introductory press conference, "This is just the beginning. The best is yet to come."

Anonymous said...

"cornell pulls one out of the deep south" I am the only one who thinks this headline is disturbing/hilarious?