Romich is D1 Bound
Corey Romich became the second Vermont Academy and BABC product to commit to a division I school within the last 24 hours when he made a verbal commitment to Jacksonville University on Wednesday evening. He took to his twitter account to announce his decision.
"Corey is the captain of our program because he's an 'everyday guy'" Vermont Academy head coach Alex Popp said, "and that means he is remarkably consistent and that is rare at our level."
Romich, who won a NEPSAC Class AA championship at Vermont last year, is coming off a breakout EYBL season in which he was a consistent member of BABC's starting line-up and ended up finishing 7th overall in the EYBL in three-pointers made. He capped his grassroots career with a 19U AAU Gold Medal in July, making a total of 42 three-pointers over the course of 7 games.
Hinton is the third BABC product to commit to Jacksonville in the last two years. Darien Fernandez played 23 minutes per game last year for the Dolphins after beginning his college career at Laramie County CC. Romich and Governor's Academy wing Jalyn Hinton are both committed in the class of 2017. That tandem complimented each other well for BABC this spring and summer as Hinton utilized his length and athleticism to impact the game while Romich provided a three-point marksmen to space the floor and stretch opposing defenses. The hope is that they'll be equally compatible for the next four years in the Atlantic Sun while entering the college ranks with the advantage of their existing chemistry.
Romich's success this summer has clearly carried into the fall as he's been playing at a very high level during the VA open gyms, not only continuing to shoot the ball well from behind the three-point line but also gradually diversifying his game with pull-ups and a passing instinct.
Romich is the 5th D1 product to come out of Vermont Academy's 2017 class and the 8th from the BABC program including 7 from the high school ranks and 1 from junior college product.