Vermont Big Man Earns Scholarship

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, August 12th, 2011

Vermont Big Man Earns Scholarship

Clayton Palmer, a six-foot-eight center from Mount Anthony Union High School in Vermont, committed to Dominican College late last week. 

Palmer earned a full athletic scholarship from the division II school located just outside of New York City. 

Palmer averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds during his senior year en route to being named the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year. 

He was also a McDonald’s All-American nominee, the Bennington Banner Team Player of the Year, a Marble Valley League all-star, and second-team All-State by the Burlington Free Press. 

His courtship with Dominican was a bit of an 11th hour romance after waiting out the recruiting process in hopes of landing a scholarship. 

“They contacted my AAU coach about a month ago and I made the visit,” Palmer told the New England Recruiting Report.  “I played for them and they liked what they saw.”

Dominican went on to offer the big man a full athletic scholarship and he quickly accepted. 

Palmer becomes the second MAU product to earn a full scholarship this year, joining former teammate Kyle Callanan, who committed to Southern Connecticut following his post-graduate season at Cushing Academy.