Coronel Staying in New England

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, October 17th, 2011

Coronel Staying in New England

It was an exciting 24 hours for the Metro Boston AAU program. 

First, Jesse Chuku committed to Lehigh following his official visit this weekend.  A few hours later and Dimitry Coronel followed suit by pledging to Maine after a similar official visit this weekend. 

Coronel is an athletic six-foot-four swingman who spent the first three years of his high school career at East Boston High School before transferring to Tabor Academy last year. 

His first season in the NEPSAC was nothing but a successful one as he was one of five underclassmen to be named to the All New England Class A team. 

He spent the month of July once again intriguing college coaches by running with Metro Boston on the AAU circuit, and by the time the month was over he had again assembled a potentially long line of suitors. 

For Maine, he quickly emerged as the prime target as they coveted an athletic swingman who could score the basketball.  Coronel is certainly that.  Athletic and strong with a well developed one on one skill set, he is equally capable of making three-pointers as he is creating his own shot off the dribble. 

This weekend, he made the trip to Orono to see the Black Bears open their practice season.  He very clearly left impressed as he committed to head coach Ted Woodward less than 24 hours later. 

Coronel is the second player to commit to Maine in the class of 2012, joining Lee Academy forward Barry Webster.