Ervin Back to 100%

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Ervin Back to 100%

Daquon Ervin’s junior season couldn’t have gone much better.

He put up huge numbers for NMH, earned First Team All-New England honors in Class AAA, and was at his best in the biggest games of the year – averaging 23.5 points, 7.5 assists, and 6 rebounds in two games against St. Thomas More, 27.5 points, 4.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 3 steals in two games against New Hampton, and 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2.5 steals in 4 games against Brewster.

The only problem was a late season injury that resulted in a torn muscle in his stomach.

Ervin tried to play through the injury a month later, debuting with the New England Playaz during the April evaluation period, but was badly limited by pain and ultimately forced to have surgery later that month.

The operation cost him all of the spring and summer AAU season. In fact, he didn’t get back on the court at all until late August, just days before he returned to Northfield Mount Hermon and open gyms began.

“Daquon essentially spent the first six weeks of the fall rehabbing in front of college coaches,” NMH head coach John Carroll explained. “It has really only been seven to ten days now that he’s been 100% and now that he’s going at full game speed he’s looked stronger, more explosive, and more intelligent than he did all of last season.”

Despite his huge junior season, Ervin’s absence from the AAU circuit came at a price as schools seemed to almost forget about him and his recruitment suffered accordingly.

Canisius was one of the schools to visit NMH last week and is now set to host Ervin for an official visit later this week as he’ll visit the MAAC school beginning on Thursday.

He’s also generating additional interest from the likes of St. Peter’s and others.

Below are highlights from Ervin’s junior season: