Kroon Calls It
Northfield Mount Hermon big man Sem Kroon did more to help himself during the July evaluation period than perhaps any other player in New England.
Running with the Rhode Island Hawks, Kroon went from a player who was being recruited by a variety of Ivy League schools to a top priority for every Ivy League program while also adding interest and offers that reached all the way to the Atlantic 10 Conference.
In the two weeks since college coaches have been permitted to attend open gyms, Kroon has been a major draw at NMH, continuing to attract coaches from a variety of division I levels and conferences.
Kroon was back in his home state of Connecticut this weekend, taking an official visit to Yale University, when he decided he had been recruited long enough.
“I think with big men often times it’s a flip of the switch,” NMH head coach John Carroll said. “He flipped his switch in April and he’s made unbelievable strides ever since.”
“I think Yale got a terrific student, a great kid, and a basketball player with his best days ahead of him.”
Kroon becomes the fifth player to commit to Yale in what is turning out to be a very strong 2014 recruiting class. He joins Hotchkiss guard Makai Mason, 6’2 guard Khalil Bedart-Ghani from Loyola (CA), 6’2 guard Landon Russell from Nolan Catholic (TX), and 6’6 forward Eric Anderson from Haverford (PA).
Kroon is the third NMH product to commit to Yale in the last four years joining current junior Armani Cotton and incoming freshman Anthony Dallier. He is also the 5th product from last year’s National Prep Championship team to commit to an Ivy League School. NMH has sent 17 players to the Ivy League in the last five years and at least one in each of the last nine seasons.
Below are some of Kroon’s summer highlights care of the Rhode Island Hawks YouTube page: