Monday, April 28, 2014

Rasheed Worrell is 2nd BGSU MBB Verbal

And now there are two.  Worrell is a 6'8" PF from Tuscaloosa, AL.  He is a soon-to-be HS graduate and will be eligible in the Fall.  Worrell touched off a mini-firestorm of recruiting interest when he sought and received his release from Appalachian State after they fired the coach who had recruited him.  Various internet sources indicate offers from WKU, Illinois State, Stephen F. Austin, Loyola-Chicago, Tennessee Tech, Tulane and Monmouth.  So clearly, considerable D1 interest.

From a local paper, here are some pertinent numbers.
Worrell missed one game while playing four seasons for Sipsey Valley coach Kevin Austin. Worrell averaged 13.9 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists as a senior and helped the Bears to a second-straight 20-win season. He was a second-team All-State selection in Class 3A.
Two things here. First, he looks like he has the potential to be a very good player for us.  Just as importantly, he fills a need.  With just Holmes, Gomez and Mayleben returning, BG is very short on inside guys.  (Parker is really a 3 at best).  So, Worrell can get minutes right away and if he is productive, he makes a big difference.

Would not surprise me to see BG get another inside guy via JUCO or Prep with the final scholarship...but that remains to be seen.

Welcome to the Falcons, Rasheed.

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