Poirier Accepts Scholarship
Scituate High School and Middlesex Magic guard Jack Poirier made a verbal commitment to Le Moyne while on his official visit this weekend, accepting the athletic scholarship from the division II school.
Poirier has had a decorated high school career to date playing for his father, Matt Poirier, at Scituate High School and pushed his recruitment to the scholarship level this spring and summer while being a key component of the Middlesex Magic squad that won their third consecutive HGSL championship.
“Jack Poirier is one of the best shooters in the 27-year history of the Magic program,” head coach and director Michael Crotty Jr. said. “His ability to affect the game with long-range shooting was a dynamic quality that helped our team win over ten championships during Jack’s time as a member of the program.”
A prototypical coach’s son, Poirier is as skilled as he is smart on the floor. He not only knocks down open shots and has a complimenting pull-up game but he is a reliable decision-maker who understands concepts on both ends of the floor and has worked to diversify his attack over the years.
“The development of his ability to create off the dribble for his teammates and to get to his pull-up jump-shot made him a complete guard,” Crotty said. “He’s a relentless worker who constantly adds to his skill-set and is one of the best teammates I have ever coached.”
Poirier is the first player to commit to first-year Le Moyne head coach Nate Champion, a former Le Moyne star himself who returned to take over the program following Patrick Beilein’s departure for Niagara.
Poirier is the fifth member of last year’s Magic team to accept an athletic scholarship as he joins Joey Reilly, Tyler Kolek, Sam Thomson, and Matt Knowling. He is also the 11th member of the program’s 2020 class to commit to play at the next level.