Maine Lands a Big One

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, May 18th, 2015

Maine Lands a Big One

The University of Maine scored what could potentially be a very important late commitment in the 2015 class on Sunday night when Putnam Science Academy big man Vincent Eze pledged to the Black Bears.

Eze was previously committed to Manhattan before receiving his release a few weeks ago.

A long and athletic six-foot-eight big man who graduated from Notre Dame-Green Pond High School in Pennsylvania last year prior to his arrival at PSA, Eze also owns a chiseled frame and top-notch motor.

He made significant strides during his sole season in the prep ranks, earning a variety of mid-major offers before committing to Manhattan earlier this fall.

While he may never be a high volume scorer for Maine, his motor and ability to change the game on the defensive end should allow him to make an immediate contribution next year as a freshman while also providing the Black Bears with the type of four-year physical presence on the interior that isn't often seen in the America East.

Eke joins former USAD and Stratford High School product Isaac Vann to give Maine their second important commitment of the spring. Head coach Bob Walsh and his staff also held previous commitments from Lee Academy swingman Ilija Stojikjkovic, Brooks guard Lavar Harewood and Robinson School (NJ) hybrid forward Devine Eke.