It's that time of year again when prospects will begin coming off the board at an increasingly rapid rate.
This process is expected to only intensify in the coming weeks as a variety of prospects remain uncommitted in the class of 2019.
Here's a look back at a handful of recent division III commitments, where all of the players have a chance to evolve into impact players at their respective destinations.
- Hamilton College picked up a commitment from Suffield Academy and WrightWay Skills guard Nkosi Cooper last month. Cooper put up big numbers for the Tigers this year as he emerged into arguably their most consistent scoring threat and helped lead them to the 4th seed in the NEPSAC Class A tournament. The southpaw is a very talented playmaker off the dribble, but also able to differentiate himself with his ability to guard the ball on the other end of the floor. Hamilton is a NESCAC school in Clinton, New York which was most recently ranked the 16th best liberal arts college in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. They've also experienced a revitalization on the hardwood in recent years under head coach Adam Stockwell as they've now won 24 games in consecutives seasons and reached their first NESCAC final last week.
- Proctor Academy and Middlesex Magic swingman Max Kiehm is headed to Muhlenberg College it was announced earlier this week. A top 100 national liberal arts college in Allentown (PA), Muhlenberg is landing an immediate impact player in Kiehm. He's a high-level shot-maker from behind the three-point line who has improved his game dramatically in recent seasons and begun to diversify his attack. He has a game that will immediately translate to the college level with the potential to evolve into more of a primary scoring threat down the road.
- Milton Senior High School (VT) forward Ian Jennings is headed to St. Joseph's College of Maine. Jennings became the fifth player in Milton history to score his 1,000th career point earlier this winter and is joining a St. Joseph's program that won 19 games this season, the third consecutive season they've increased their win total under head coach Rob Sanicola. Jennings was a second-team all-state selection as a junior after averaging just under 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals per game. At 6-foot-5, he projects as a player who will be capable of playing multiple positions at the next level with his work-ethic, instincts, and developing skill.
- Clark University landed two recent commitments in Barry Evens, a 6-foot-2 guard from The Dwight School in Manhattan, and Josh Schibi, a 6-foot-5 forward from Lewis Mills High School in Burlington, Connecticut. Schibi scored his 1,000th point late in his junior year and has earned both all-conference and all-state recognition. He is skilled with an instinctive basketball I.Q. and a game that should continue to evolve as he keeps growing into his frame.