Binghamton Strikes Again
Binghamton returned to New England again this weekend, picking up their fourth 2014 commitment in the region, this time with South Kent big man Dusan Perovic.
Perovic joins his South Kent teammate Romellow Walker, as well as Marianapolis Prep forward Bobby Ahearn and Cheshire Academy forward Wilfredo Rodriguez in committing to Bobcats' head coach Tommy Dempsey for next season.
The six-foot-eight big man was one of the top remaining players left on the board and seemed to be attracting a variety of new suitors in recent weeks even as he was in the process of taking his official visits.
He was a critical component of South Kent's success this season, providing them with an interior anchor on the offensive end and helping to lead them to a top four finish in Class AAA of the NEPSAC and a birth in the National Prep Championship field in the process.
While Perovic's commitment not only reinforces the emphasis that Binghamton is placing on the local prep market, but it also puts the finishing touches on an incoming frontcourt that is now both talented and versatile.
He'll provide them with a true low post scorer, very proficient at sealing off his defender for easy scores with his pinpoint footwork and equally capable of turning either shoulder in the post. He also has a soft mid-range touch that can extend out to the top of the key.
That type of low post presence should be an ideal compliment to the length, athleticism, and playmaking ability that Rodriguez and Walker will provide in the America East, while Ahearn gives them another dimension with his perimeter skill set and mismatch ability.
Perovic joins Walker and Iona bound point guard Schadrac Casimir to become the third South Kent product to commit to a division I school since the conclusion of their season.