Cushing Pair Make D1 Commitments

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Cushing Pair Make D1 Commitments

Cushing Academy recently had two of their 2023 prospects make college commitments. Guard Adrian Uchidiuno & big man Luke McEldon chose Brown and Santa Clara respectively.

Uchidiuno, a native of Canada came to Cushing in the fall of 2020 for his sophomore year. McEldon hailing from England, just completed his first academic year at the Asburnham, MA institution. Just like many other NEPSAC programs, their 2020-21 high school season was lost due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

They both made the most of their full junior season, playing integral roles as starters for a Penguin team that won 20 games, made it to the NEPSAC AA semifinals, and earned a spot in the National Prep Championship.

Cushing head coach James Cormier provided comments on both of these prospects after they made their decisions.

“Adrian’s athleticism and skill had high major programs intrigued throughout the NEPSAC live period. He continues to improves his body and ability to lead. I have been so impressed with Adrian’s loyalty and commitment to our program and personal development.”

“His process was filled with ups and downs and ultimately he decided to make a 40 year decision by selecting Brown. A school that will allow him to play at the highest level, but also open many doors for him when his playing career concludes. I could not be more proud of the person Adrian has become.”

“Luke is committed to being great. He has changed his body and as a result, his motor and athleticism improved. Among all the things he does well on the floor, such as scoring around the rim or passing out of the post, his greatest asset is his character and buy in.”

“Luke is the ultimate teammate and will help get Santa Clara to the top of a very competitive West Coast Conference.”

Uchidiuno and McEldon become the second and third members of the Penguins’ 2023 class who will be playing Division One college basketball next fall.