Binghamton Snags Another

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, December 30th, 2013

Binghamton Snags Another

Binghamton University has tapped into the New England prep school market for the third time this year, this time landing a commitment from south Kent forward Romello Walker.  

Walker is a six-foot-six forward who came to South Kent from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been a major factor behind the Cardinals' 8-1 start this season.    

Walker made his debut in the northeast region this summer when he starred at two different sessions of Hoop Group Elite Camp and then competed with Team Boston Elite during the Hoop Group Summer Classic.  

A long and athletic forward who should ultimately be capable of playing and defending multiple positions, Walker also has a solid foundation of skill in his game that he has yet to fully develop, but down the road he projects as a potential big wing who can make plays off the dribble for himself and others and potentially even become a more consistent shooting threat from the perimeter.  If he can live up to that potential, he’ll have a chance to blossom into a high impact player in the America East Conference.    

The post-graduate, who also carries a 3.6 overall GPA in the classroom, joins Marianapolis Prep forward Bobby Ahearn and Cheshire Academy swingman Wilfredo Rodriguez to become the third New England product and fifth overall player to commit to Binghamton head coach Tommy Dempsey in the 2014 class.  

Rodriguez has been on a tear since committing to the Bearcats earlier this month, and had the gym buzzing at last week’s St. Andrew’s Holiday Classic with a pair of high level performances including a few thunderous plays at the rim.    

The tandem of Rodriguez and Walker have a chance to develop into one of the America East’s most dynamic forward tandems with their collective length, athleticism, and developing skill.  Having a skilled stretch forward like Ahearn provides only added versatility to Dempsey’s incoming frontline and another mismatch problem for opposing defenses to negotiate.