Spirou Picks Trinity

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, January 7th, 2011

Spirou Picks Trinity

Trinity College earned a commitment from one of New Hampshire’s top players late last week when Pelham swingman Steve Spirou committed to the Bantams.   

Although still early in his senior year, Spirou has already built an incredibly distinguished resume at the high school level, having topped the 1000 point plateau last year as a junior, earned all-state honors, and helped lead his Pelham team to a state championship as a sophomore. 

His AAU career has been equally as distinguished as he was one of the leaders of last year’s Granite State Jayhawks team.  The Jayhawks took championships at last summer’s Boston Shootout and Hall of Fame National Invitational, knocked off the New York Panthers at the Super 16 Showcase, and capped their summer with a run to the finals of the Iron bracket at the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando. 

Jayhawks coach Mark Dunham believes Spirou was as important to the team’s success as anyone. 

“I have always said that Stephen was the glue guy for our team,” Dunham said.  “He is the only kid that I have ever coached that could play all five positions on the floor and do so at the highest level of AAU basketball.” 

Dunham recalls one game in particular when the Jayhawks scored their first upset of the season by knocking off the New England Playaz at the Providence Jam Fest.  Spirou was the key on the defensive end spending time on both Alex Murphy and Naadir Tharpe

As the Jayhawks made their tremendous summer run, Dunham says no college coach was more visible than Trinity’s new head coach Jamie Cosgrove. 

“Coach Cosgrove worked very hard in recruiting Stephen,” he said.  “He was at every game we played during the July period which included traveling down to Orlando.” 

Spirou will join his former Jayhawk teammate Eric Dean at Trinity, where Spirou will be expected to make immediate contributions thanks his exceptionally versatile two way game and sheer competitiveness. 

“Stephen has been the most versatile player I have ever coached with the Jayhawks,” Dunham said.  “Watching him grow into the player and person he has become has been amazing.”