Brandwijk Heading for Siena
Holderness power forward Willem Brandwijk made a verbal commitment to Siena on Tuesday, after having previously trimmed his list to just three schools.
The news was first confirmed by Brandwijk’s AAU coach with Metro Boston, Mo Vasquez.
“I’m proud of the fact that he took his time to visit, with his family, each school and then come to a decision,” Vasquez said.
Brandwijk’s recruitment took off last summer as he pulled in as many as 16 different division I scholarship offers.
Despite that level of interest, the Netherlands native played out his senior season and waited to take his first official visits until his parents were able to join him.
He visited Siena’s campus a little over a month ago just after the conclusion of his senior season at Holderness.
The six-foot-eight power forward has a high upside with a strong and athletic build to go along with a budding inside-out skill set.
He joins Jafar Kinsey (Robert Morris), Malcolm Brent (UMBC), Bobby Ahearn (Binghamton) and Miles Wright (Dartmouth) to become the fifth player from last summer’s Metro Boston team to commit to a division I school.
Here are some of Brandwiijk’s summer highlights with Metro Boston: