Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Recruiting News: A Pair of Ivies Grab Commitments

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

Scout.com and other sources report that Harvard received a commitment from Corbin Miller (Brighton HS) Salt Lake City, UT, 6-2, G. Miller, who received scholarship offers to Utah and Utah State, intends on taking a two-year LDS (Mormon) mission and will not enroll at Harvard until the 2013-2014 school year. Miller has not selected the location of his mission.

NJHoops.com reports that Columbia received a commitment from Alex Rosenberg (Peddie School) Millburn, NJ, 6-7, F.

Rivals.com reports that Steve Moundo Missi (Montverde Academy) Montverde, FL, 6-6, F, is considering Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Iowa. All four schools have made offers with Missi completing visits to Harvard and Iowa. He also received an offer from Morehead State.

Kyle Meyer (Northview HS) Duluth, GA, 6-10, C, has elminated Yale from consideration and has narrowed his college choices to Clemson and Iowa per Rivals.com.

MinnesotaPreps.com reports that Columbia and Fordham are recruiting Jayme Moten (Spicer HS) Spicer, MN, 6-1, G. He has an offer from Texas Pan American and visited the school on September 18.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. An LDS (Mormon) missionary does not choose the location in which he/she serves his/her mission. The church HQ assigns him/her in a somewhat random fashion.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Amaker will still be at Harvard when the mission ends. I would bet not.

Anonymous said...

You are assuming Hahvard will at least win one Ivy championship by then

Anonymous said...

I actually don't think Amaker is going anywhere unless he is made to leave. He sounds like he enjoys the "Harvard brand" too much. I truly believe him when he says he could stay at Harvard forever. The only way he won't be there is if he doesn't manage to coach his way to an Ivy title despite all the fancy recruits. In that case I think Harvard will become desperate enough to encourage him to step down.

Anonymous said...

A big time get for Harvard -- this kid can really play and had legit pac-10 interest. Although many folks on this site like to downplay Harvard's recruits, they have already pulled in three very, very strong players, and Amaker isn't done.

The Big Red have also pulled in some nice players, but they have a big uphill battle with Harvard's size (Okam, Kenyatta Smith) on its current or soon-to-be roster. Cornell, as we know, is losing Coury after this year, and there's no one to legitimately (sorry E.C. and J.F.) step in and fill his shoes. They're gonna need some luck and hope to lure a big man who can contribute right away, or it could be a long couple of seasons for Cornell. I hope anon 9:53 is right, because if Amaker keeps pulling this off, they're going to become a tough, tough force in this league.

Anonymous said...

Dude, seriously, do you honestly think the rest of us have not read the one hundred and forty six previous comments about our impending size issues?

Or maybe you feel Courtney doesn't know this and you are dropping him a friendly reminder?

Anonymous said...

Harvard will never ask Amaker to step down, he has down a lot for the program but do you really think after a couple successful years he will not run back to a BCS school, there are very few Dunphy, Carril type coaches out there who stay at the mid majors forever

Anonymous said...

Do u really think that after drawing so much attention to the "private equity-like turnaround" of their basketball program, and after attracting highly rated recruits with the promise of building a winning tradition, that they will tolerate a coach who goes 7 to 8 years without winning? I say he gets 3 or 4 more years to produce an ivy title or he's out.This year it would be merely embarrassing to come 2nd to any team but Princeton or maybe Penn; by 2012-13, when his roster will be stuffed with ESPN 90 guys, it will be absolutely unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

According to the Crimson, Miller will play one season in 2011-2012 and then take two years off.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:23 PM, since when is Harvard, a BCS school, they have never won and never were expected to win. Harvard is not going to ask him to leave if they continue to win say more than 15 games a year and still never win an Ivy title. And you act like having a roster full of ESPN 90 guys = Ivy title automatically. It really doesnt, look at Kentucky they had 5 first round NBA picks and only were able to get to the Elite 8 after beating 3 double digit seeds until getting smoked by W Virginia. Look at Cornell they won 3 straight titles with guys no one was recruiting. Sure having ESPN 90 guys makes it more likely you will win since they will have the most talent but nothing is automatic. Anything can happen, injuries, guys transfer out, whatever

Anonymous said...

I can't see Harvard firing Tommy Amaker under any circumstances. He "looks" too good in the part not to be very useful to the Harvard brass. He's African-American, he played at the gilded program of Duke (which combines high altitude basketball with a prestigious academic environment), he's coached in the Big East and Big Ten, and he's been bringing serious top recruits to Cambridge. He makes Harvard LOOK like a contender even if ultimately they never win the top prize.

In my view, the only way Amaker leaves Lavietes Pavilion is by finally bringing an Ivy championship to Harvard. In that event, he'll use the media attention ("First championship in 110 years!") to jump to a BCS conference.

I'm not saying that will actually ever happen. Johnson has Princeton headed in the right direction. I believe Allen will get Penn sorted out soon enough. Cornell may be able to leverage the Donahue success into permanent competitiveness at the top of the League. So Amaker might keep bringing his five-star rated recruits into Cambridge but never bring the hardware for the trophy case, in which case, he'll be at Harvard for decades because nobody else will hire him.

Anonymous said...

Kyle Meyer has NOT eliminated Yale (or technically anyone) at this point. Too early into the game, but there are a couple of strong leaders.