Choate Big Man D1 Bound
Choate Rosemary Hall post-graduate Myles Cherry made a verbal commitment to Lafayette on Tuesday night.
Cherry is an Australian native who is only in his first season in the United States. He picked up a pair of division I offers this fall and has continued to add interest from various division I programs after his strong start to the season.
The 6-foot-8 southpaw is skilled and as fundamentally sound as any big man you'll find with great footwork, soft hands and good touch around the basket. He's versatile enough to stretch opposing defenses away from the arc but his best asset might actually be his toughness and willingness to play through contact.
Lafayette was the first school to offer Cherry a scholarship this fall and had been recruiting him hard ever since. Assistant Coach Matt Blue was the lead recruiter for the Leopards and was in the stands at the recent Scholar Roundball Classic when Cherry earned Player of the Game honors for Choate.
Cherry becomes the second player to commit to Lafayette in the 2015 class joining Kyle Stout, a skilled 6-foot-6 swingman from Parkland High School in Pennsylvania.
Below are some of Cherry's highlights during the Australian u18 Junior National Championships last spring.