Bridgton Forward Accepts Scholarship

New England Recruiting Report | Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Bridgton Forward Accepts Scholarship

Bridgton Academy post-graduate forward Zach Lydon made a verbal commitment to Long Island University Post last week.

The six-foot-eight big man's game has followed a distinctly linear path since arriving in Maine for his post-graduate season, improving at each and every step along the way and playing his best basketball in recent weeks.

Beyond his obvious size and length, Lydon is also very skilled with the ability to stretch the defense out to the three-point line.  Combine that with his ability to rebound inside and score over top of smaller defenders and his upside is a good one, especially at the division II level. 

Lydon came to Bridgton from Pine Plains High School in New York where he and his brother, current New Hampton junior Tyler Lydon, to the New York Class C state finals last year. 

First year Post head coach Erik Smiles currently has the Pioneers sitting on an overall record of 14-8, including a mark of 9-5 inside the East Coast Conference.

Lydon joins Penn State transfer Akosa Maduegbunam to become the second player with New England prep school roots to join the Post program since Smiles' arrival last spring.