Thursday, October 14, 2010

Recruiting News: Cornell Gets a Big Man

Cornell received a commitment this week from Dave LaMore (Dexter HS) Whitmore Lake, MI, 6-10, 220.

LaMore averaged 11 points and 6 rebounds per game as a junior a year ago for the 15-8 Dexter Dreadnaughts and was named First Team All-Southeast Conference White Division and First Team All-Washtenaw County (Class A).

While listed by most websites in the 6'8" to 6'9" range, LaMore visited Cornell this week and was actually closer in size to 6'10".

LaMore created a buzz in the Detroit area on March 8 in a district game against Ann Arbor Pioneer. But it wasn't LaMore's 18 points that caused the region to talk about his performance. Instead, it was a LaMore dunk in the 4th quarter which broke a bolt on the backboard at Huron High School, causing a 55-minute game delay after the backboard fell to the ground. When the teams finally got back to action, his back-to-back low post baskets late in game wrapped up a 51-38 win over Pioneer.

A broken backboard during a Michigan high school game, courtesy of Cornell recruit, Dave LaMore.

Observed during July 2010 by at the Brawl for the Ball Tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Scout wrote of Lamore, "Dave Lamore is a solid post defender and the 6’8” 2011 center surprised more than a handful of coaches when he was successful in guarding future division one four-man Ben Lanning. Lamore runs the floor well and is efficient in the post while he put up double-double performances. The phenomenal student needs to work on a go to post move as he lacks explosiveness and can get caught by more athletic post defenders. He plays very wide and is sneaky strong as he moves players out of their desired post position. Lamore has the interest of Patriot League and Ivy League programs."

During August, Inside Preps Sports wrote of LaMore, "David Lamore (Dexter) is a 6’8” senior center/power forward who obtained his first division one scholarship a little over a week ago from James Madison University. Lamore is a solid student who has put together a solid season away from his high school team. He has a solid frame that will take to the weight room well and should join the high school season as a leader on and off the court."

Listed among the state's top 30 unsigned seniors by during August, before choosing Cornell, LaMore held reported scholarship offers to Tulane, James Madison, and Navy and drew interest from programs such as Harvard, Holy Cross, UNC Wilmington, Detroit, Eastern Kentucky, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Pacific and Old Dominion.

Below, a video highlight package of Dave LaMore.


Anonymous said...

Now THIS is what I'm talking about!!!

Anonymous said...

that newman nation shirt is a photoshop right?

Anonymous said...

Kind of sounds like Coury. Or said another way, he's going to be the grinder that the team needs in the post.

Seems like the class is complete - have a full 5 man team.

Anonymous said...

this kid broke our streak

Anonymous said...

He shows some nice athleticism from the clips. Seems more like an Osgood than a Coury type.

Anonymous said...

I love to see Michigan represented on the squad.

Anonymous said...

I go to this kids school. Hes a fun player to watch. he can sure change momentum of games pretty quickly.

Anonymous said...

he's 6'10" so you can see him from space but hes a cool cat