Falcon hoopsters finish recruiting strong
There's going to be eight new faces in Orange and Brown next Fall, no doubt a record for our school. The Blade has the story on the new class.
The news here is the arrival of Brian Moten, from Saginaw. He's a shooting guard (a "pure shooter" who originally committed to Virginia (that's the one in the ACC), and then had academic problems and went to prep school for a year. Scuttlebutt is that in addition to those factors, his parents wanted him closer to home and to be with a disciplinarian. Check these numbers out:
As a senior at Arthur Hills High School in Saginaw, Michigan, Moten averaged 28 points, five rebounds and four assists last season. He finished fifth in voting for the Mr. Basketball award in the state of Michigan.
Reports are he has qualified.
For review, here are the eight new guys:
• Darryl Clements, 6-4, G, Detroit (Rogers)
• Jeremy Holland, 6-8, F, Austin, Ind. (Austin)
• Erik Marschall, 6-7, F, New
London, Ohio (New London)
• Brian Moten, 6-4, G, Saginaw, Mich. (Eldon)
• Dusan Radivojevic, 6-7, F,
• Martin Samarco, 6-2, G, Ypsilanti, Mich. (Schoolcraft College)
• Lionel Sullivan, 6-6, F, Detroit (De Porres)
• Nick Wilson, 6-4, G, Trenton, N.J. (Central)
Let's hope these guys host the MAC Trophy over their head. And, let's hope that we get to hear them on the senior day, and that we've recruited guys who will fit in our system. In turn, I hope we don't hear that when one of them leaves "why would we want him, anyway."
The class is very promising, and I'm looking forward to watching it play itself out on the court. We've all struggled with the direction of the program, and I applaud the desire to "reboot" the system. Let's hope we can get it done.