Cain Makes Pick

New England Recruiting Report | Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Cain Makes Pick

Earlier this morning we gave you a glimpse at New Hampton’s prospectus for the upcoming season.  Later in the morning came news that post-graduate forward Kyle Cain had made his decision and ended his recruitment. 

Cain, a super athletic six-foot-seven forward from Illinois, had trimmed his list to four schools – Nevada, Northern Illinois, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin-Green Bay – earlier this month and on Monday opted to stay in New England for another four years and head to Rhody. 

“I’m very happy to be a runnin Ram,” Cain told Chicago Hoops, making note of URI’s fast paced style in which he will be a perfect fit. 

But the fit goes beyond just style of play as Cain is the ideal player to step in and replace Lamonte Ulmer who is entering his senior season. 

Like Ulmer, Cain is an incredible athlete with long arms who can make plays above the rim on both ends of the floor. 

 “The reason I picked Rhode Island, is because…I wanted to play for coaches that love Kyle Cain, and that is what I got at Rhode Island,” Cain told Chicago Hoops.  “Coach Baron was just excited to coach me as I was to play for him, and his playing style was a big boost to me.” 

Coach Baron has good reason to be excited as adding Cain to his son Billy Baron, gives the A-10 team two potential high-major level talents who should be able to step right in and make a quick impact at URI next season.