MCI Guard Headed South

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, April 14th, 2011

MCI Guard Headed South

Maine Central Institute’s sharp-shooting post-graduate Omari Grier made a verbal commitment to Florida Atlantic yesterday. 

Grier was one of the top available players left in New England and one of the best pure shooters in the greater northeast. 

Grier took an official visit to Florida Atlantic’s campus in Boca Raton, Florida last weekend and chose the Owls over Arkansas-Little Rock, who he was scheduled to visit later this week. 

Prior to arriving at MCI, Grier starred at Episcopal High School in Philadelphia where he averaged 17 points as a junior, earning All-Main Line and All-InterAc honors.  He transferred to Impact Academy in Nevada for his senior year where he averaged 20 points per game. 

This year, Grier averaged close to 14 points and over three three-pointers per game while helping MCI to their Cinderella like run to the NEPSAC Class AAA championship. 

Grier’s commitment was shortly followed by that of Julien Sargent, a six-foot-ten junior college big man from Miami Dade, who also visited last weekend. 

The pair becomes the first two players to commit to FAU head Mike Jarvis in the class of 2011.  The Owls were 21-11 last season including 13-3 in the Sun Belt.