Madol Staying Home for SNHU

New England Recruiting Report | Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Madol Staying Home for SNHU

Southern New Hampshire landed a big commitment recently when Manchester Memorial forward David Madol committed to the Penmen. 

Madol has been one of the NHIAA’s top players in recent years, first starring at Trinity High School before transferring to Manchester Memorial for his senior season. 

The six-foot-six forward spoke to the New England Recruiting Report on Monday night and said his relationship with SNHU assistant coach Jeff Gore was a key factor in his decision. 

“I’ve known Jeff for a long time and he’s helped me out a lot ever since I moved here from the Sudan.  He’s helped me and my family,” Madol said.  “He’s a great guy and so I figured it would be a great opportunity to play for him and [head] coach Stan [Spirou].” 

Madol averaged over 20 points and 12 rebounds this year while claiming NHIAA Division I Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive year. 

Next year he’ll be expected to step in and replace departing senior Cory Vejraska who started all 26 games for SNHU this year while leading the team in minutes and finishing second in points and rebounds. 
“I think I’ll have a pretty good role.  Coach said I’ll be expected to play a lot,” Madol said.  “They’re losing Cory so I’m pretty excited to try to take his role.”  

Madol, who is a product of the Mass Rivals AAU program, is a highly talented six-foot-six forward who can score inside and out.  While his size and athleticism allow him to play above the rim to score and rebound, he also has the skill set to step to the perimeter and shoot with range, attack off the dribble, and utilize a polished mid-range game.