Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Recent Recruiting News

Today saw 2 big name Indiana prospects come off the board in the Class of 2012 as Obij Aget and DeJaun Marrero both made their college commitments.

Aget, a 7'1'' Center from La Lumiere has decided to play for Coach Steve Alford and the University of New Mexico Lobos. He will be joining another 7'1'' big man in the 2012 class, Chier Ajou who is currently doing a post-graduate year at Culver Military Academy. These twin towers should make a nice impact for the Lobos who are coming off of a 22-13 season. Both are a bit of a project, but anytime you have a 7'1'' frame to work with the potential is there for something special.

The other big name commitment of the day came when 6'6'' Power Forward DeJaun Marrero verbally committed to play at DePaul University. The star from Bowman Academy was also considering Ball State, Iowa, Dayton, Missouri, and Missouri State. Marrero is known as a high energy player who is a beast on the boards, even though he is undersized. He is a versatile defender and finishes very well around the basket. He was a big part of the 2010 2A State Championship team at Bowman, and is coming off a season that saw him average 22.2 points and 15.4 rebounds. DeJaun should be able to play a big role right away for the Blue Demons who have struggled in recent years while playing in the powerhouse Big East Conference.

Another commitment just became known to us as 2012 Warsaw H.S. guard Jordyn Coon committed to Bethel College, an NAIA school in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Yesterday an Indiana prospect made the news not for receiving a scholarship offer, but for getting one taken away. 6'3'' Shooting Guard Eron Harris of Lawrence North H.S. got his offer from Wisconsin pull yesterday afternoon. This was quite a surprise as he was one of the most highly sought after recruits after putting together a huge AAU season. He had announced that he was going to deciding between Wisconsin and Dayton. Now one would have to assume that Dayton holds a big advantage in his recruitment and I wouldn't be surprised if he commits when he visits the school on September 9th. However, Harris also holds offers from Kent State, Ball State, Evansville, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Tennessee Tech, and Buffalo.

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