Saturday, November 17, 2018

Falcon MBB: Two Signees in the fold

So, the early signing period for basketball is open and the program has netted two signees.  Both of them have been noted here in the past, but we have some more information on them now.

One of them is Davin Zeigler out of Cleveland Benedictine.  As mentioned when he committed, Davin comes from a basketball family.  Trey Zeigler is a cousin of his and his Dad played at Cleveland State.  Here's some info from the BGSU release.

A 6-2 guard out of Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Ohio, Zeigler heads into his senior year in 2018-19 after being named Preseason First Team All-Ohio by Prep Hoops. A four-year varsity player for coach Rob Stircula, Zeigler has led the Bengals to a pair of conference championships.

Benedictine has accumulated a record of 59-16 under the leadership of Zeigler – a multiple-year captain for the Bengals. As a junior, Zeigler averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists on his way to earning All-State Honorable Mention Honors. Zeigler was also named First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-District.

As for Chandler Turner, he comes from the same high school that Justin Turner played at, though they are not related.  He's 6'7" and had a good amount of interest.  Coach says they had been targeting him for a few years.

Last season, he averaged 19.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists on his way to earning All-City honors for the second-straight year....Turner had several other Division I offers, including Buffalo, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Milwaukee, IUPUI, and Cleveland State.
BG has 3 seniors on the roster (Wiggins, Lillard and Uju) and one scholarship free, which leaves 2 more players to be recruited.  This part of recruiting has changed a lot.  With the advent of graduate transfers and regular transfers and also the importance of JUCO players, there is a declining emphasis on high school players. 

As an example, Buffalo had three signees announced and they are all JUCO players.

All that to say that there's a whole other world of recruiting that will happen after the season ends, like it or not.

Welcome to the Falcons, Chanlder and Davin.

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