Commitment Catch-Up

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Commitment Catch-Up

Endicott Gets a Good One

First year Endicott head coach Phil Rowe and assistant Reggie Hobbs are making quick inroads on the recruiting trail, landing a recent commitment from Northwest Catholic point guard Jordan Lewis

Lewis is a creative lead guard who is always a threat to break his man down off the dribble and make plays for himself and others.  Quick and crafty with the ball, Lewis is equally effective coming off a ball screen and does a nice job of seeing the floor and passing off the dribble. 

Look for the Northwest Catholic floor general to also be a weapon on the defensive end of the floor as Lewis is a terrific on-the-ball defender.  His quickness allows him to pressure the ball for the entire length of the floor while his terrific hands make him equally capable of swiping any ball that he sees. 

Eastern Connecticut Lands Two Locals

Eastern Connecticut State University picked up two commitments recently from Brian Salzillo and Jefferson Germosen.  Salzillo is a scoring guard who led his North Haven team to an upset victory over Hillhouse in the finals of the SCC Tournament this year.  A great catch and shoot player, Salzillo was one of the most improved players in the CIAC this year and earned a variety of post-season accolades.  Germosen comes from Kennedy High School in Waterbury and is a long guard who can shoot the three and make solid moves to the basket. 

St. Andrew’s Sending Three On

Youri Dascy isn’t the only member of St. Andrew’s senior class to take his game to the next level.  Three other Saints will be playing in college as well according to head coach Mike Hart. 

David Curtis will be taking his game to St. Joseph’s College of Maine while Matt Newell is headed to Elmira and Eric Sherman to Rhode Island College. 

Curtis is a six-foot-two swingman who does his best work on the defensive end of the floor while Newell is a shot maker from the perimeter.  Sherman is a guy who really impressed us this year as an undersized four-man who compensates with a strong body, good athleticism, and high motor to consistently score and rebound the basketball. 

New Hampshire Big Man Moving North

Southern Maine landed a commitment from six-foot-eight big man Ty Penney from Bishop Brady High School in New Hampshire.  Penney is a mobile post player who runs the floor well, battles for rebounds off the glass, and projects to have a bright future as he adds muscle to his frame in the years to come. 

Clark Keeps Musler Close to Home

Andrew Musler, a six-foot-three swingman from Belmont High School, won’t be traveling too far next year as he will play for Clark.  Musler will provide head coach Paul Phillips with a versatile presence on the wing as the Belmont product is a very smart and unselfish player with a good feel for the game.  Musler can put the ball on the floor to attack the basket, has a soft touch inside the lane, and is also a threat to knock down open threes. 

New Hampton Duo Make Picks

New Hampton senior Jason Arias will be taking his game to Plymouth State next year.  The Lawrence, Massachusetts native has undeniable talent in the backcourt and the potential to have a great career in the Little East.  When at his best, he is a scoring lead guard who can get it to the basket, shoot the ball with range, and be a pesky defender. 

Also making his decision is New Hampshire native Brady ONeil who will play for St. Lawrence.  A post-graduate swingman, O’Neil has some bouncy athleticism that he uses to his advantage on both ends of the floor.  He runs and finishes in transition while scoring from the mid-range area and in within the quarter court. 

Mount Ida Lands Guard

The Mustangs recently received a commitment from Xavier Wade.  Wade is a sharp shooting five-foot-ten lefty point guard from Bristol Eastern High School in Connecticut.  He has great court vision and is known for his ability to get into the lane and create.  He is expected to step in right away and contribute with the loss of graduating senior point guard Darren Martinez.

Brewster Guard Makes Decision

Brewster Academy senior guard Isiah Pringle is headed to Salve Regina College to continue his basketball career.  Pringle was part of a Brewster Academy team that claimed both NEPSAC and National Championships this season.  A five-foot-nine guard from New York, Pringle is lean but quick and a lot stronger than he looks.  He shoots the ball equally well off the catch or the dribble and is also a valuable defender. 

STM Forward Earns D2 Scholarship

St. Thomas More post-graduate forward John Brown has earned a scholarship from Dominican College.  The six-foot-four forward proved to be a jack of all trades for the Chancellors this year as he came off the bench to serve a variety of different purposes.  More than anything else, the New York native just understood how to play the game and showed a willingness to do whatever was necessary to help his team win games.   

Exeter Big Staying in New England

Robert Edwards, an athletic six-foot-five post player who spent this past season at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, will be staying in the region for the next four years as he takes his game to the University of New England. 

Edwards is a very bouncy athlete who does his best work around the rim on both ends of the floor.  He runs the floor and scores inside the paint offensively, is a valuable presence on the glass, and able to block shots defensively.  He will be a good addition to the UNE frontline and likely see significant playing time in his freshman season. 

Bulliet to NESCAC

Rivers forward John Bulliet is heading to Connecticut College next season according to his high school head coach Andrew Mirken.  At six-foot-five, Bulliet is a versatile forward with an inside-out skill set, capable of knocking down open three-point shots and also able to utilize some impressive footwork from the mid-post. 

KUA Duo Decides

Vermont native Grant White, who spent his post-graduate season at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire, is also headed to the NESCAC next year as he will play for Bowdoin College.  White was a two sport athlete at KUA, starring on both the hardwood as well as the gridiron.  Also heading to a top academic small college is Keith Callies, who committed to Union College.