Assumption Assembles Quality Late Class
When Scott Faucher was named Assumption’s new head coach on May 14th, he took over a program that had one available scholarship in the class of 2019.
Three months later, he and his staff have built a strong three-player class comprised entirely of players from the local ranks.
The full scholarship went to Connecticut native Isiah Gaiter, who graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 2018 before heading to West Virginia for a post-graduate year at Huntington Prep. Gaither had played his grassroots basketball with NE6 as an underclassman but joined Garner Road West Virginia this past spring and summer.
Gaiter was part of a CIAC dynasty at Sacred Heart as the team won four straight state championships from 2014 to 2017. Individually, he had an equally storied career being selected both All-State and All-NVL while scoring over 1,000 career points including 24 points per game as a senior.
A big, 6-foot-3, lefty guard with playmaking tools, Gaiter has always been a D1 caliber talent but utilized his post-graduate year to mature and improve his conditioning. He visited Assumption following the week of the July live period and committed on July 15th.
Faucher and his staff had to get creative to build the rest of the class, but came away with two more quality additions in Kani Glover and Thomas Whyte.
Glover is a Massachusetts native who graduated from Catholic Memorial in 2018 and played with the Mass Rivals before doing a post-graduate year at Bridgton Academy where he showed rapid development of his guard skills.
Glover also had a decorated high school career, leading CM to the Catholic Conference championship a s a senior and being named conference MVP after averaging 19 points and 6 rebounds per game. This season he was named honorable mention All-NEPSAC in Class AAA.
White is a New Zealand native who spent his post-graduate year at St. Thomas More. A strong-bodied wing with long arms, Whyte is tough, competitive and capable of playing multiple perimeter positions. He becomes the 7th member of the Chancellor’s 2019 class to commit to a scholarship level school.
Together that trio provides Assumption with three players who should collectively improve the program’s perimeter size, depth, and playmaking ability.