Friday, April 8, 2011

Recruiting News

Below, some recruiting updates from around the Ivy League.

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Class of 2011 Recruiting News

Princeton recruit, Clay Wilson (Lincoln Christian HS) Tulsa, OK, 6-3, G, has decommitted from Princeton per the Tulsa World.

We hear that Dartmouth is a hosting a transfer this weekend. But the Big Green are not alone in the transfer game. Brown, Penn and Cornell are among the Ivies reportedly in pursuit of multiple transfers, including products of BCS programs. Transfers from 4-years schools, unlike junior college transfers, must sit out the 2011-2012 season. Cornell also still remains involved with JuCo recruits eligible for 2011.

Aaron Best (Eastern Commerce Collegiate) Toronto, Canada, 6-4, G is deciding between Penn and Ryerson University of Canada per Crown Magazine.

Class of 2012 Recruiting News

Dominic Hoffman (Gil St. Bernard's School) Martinsville, NJ, 6-7, F, committed to Bucknell yesterday over Penn, Princeton, Lafayette and Rider per multiple sources.

Dalante Dunklin (Francis Parker HS) San Diego, CA, 6-1, G, is hearing from Penn as well as a variety of schools in the WCC and Big West.

Bryce Scott (Oak Ridge HS) El Dorado Hills, CA, 6-3, G, is hearing from a diverse range of schools including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Army, Colgate, Stanford, BYU, Oregon State, USC, Cal-Davis, San Diego, San Francisco, and Hawaii.

Houston Kessler (Landmark Christian) Fairburn, GA, 6-8, F, is hearing from Yale, William & Mary, Buffalo, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Tennessee Tech, and ECU.

Class of 2013 Recruiting News

George Langberg (Morristown Beard School) Morristown, NJ, 6-4, G is hearing from Dartmouth, Lafayette, Lehigh, San Diego and Belmont.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure people will respond by saying Dartmouth is too hopeless and too poorly located and that the level of Ivy competition has gotten too high for them to ever be competitive again, but I recently got to thinking ...

- Sydney Johnson's departure reminded us of past departures like Donahue and Craig Robinson and how the Ivy has become like a stepping stone. Some teams don't even have to win anymore ... they get good, their coach gets a better job, and the team usually drops again the next few years and has to climb back up.

- Paul Cormier was the last person to take Fairfield to the tourney and back in his earlier time as Dartmouth coach, gave Dartmouth a couple of 2nd place finishes and took them one point away from the Ivy title

- Dartmouth was still crappy under Cormier this year, but he kept reminding people that he hadn't had a chance to recruit and that the school was now willing to implement serious changes to allow more competitive recruiting

- Cormier sounds like he's willing to let Dartmouth be the place he spends the rest of his career. He didn't have to go back to coaching, he just felt like it cos he felt like Dartmouth was finally ready to change, and he was from the area, and just wanted to settle down.

Does the Big Green therefore have the largest potential for sustained long-term growth, what with a coach who was pretty successful at Dartmouth and Fairfield and who looks like he'll stay for the long haul, while other Ivies seem to have coaches that will probably bolt once they're the least bit successful, potentially sending their programs into periodic declines?

It might take three to six years for Dartmouth to even reach the top half, but then after that?? I don't know; I think things might be surprising in five, six years. Maybe not titles, but maybe like Yale -- perenially competitive, top-half, with a long-tenured coach. Just more stable, unlike other Ivies who swing about, sometimes wildly, as coaches come and go.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Dartmouth's size, location and facilities are all working against it.

This does not mean that Dartmouth can't become a winner, but it is certainly and uphill battle.

Cornell is also similarly situated in a rural area, but Cornell has a large student body, a devoted town and a Big 10 style campus/college town, which is very attractive to a lot of Division I athletes.

Anonymous said...

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