What role do you hope to play for the team next year? I want to be one of the best defenders, guard the best players. I want to knock down the open shots. I’ll work my butt off to get stronger, faster. I want to come in and help any way I can, whether it’s […]
Editor’s Note: Dau Jok, a 6’3” shooting guard in Penn’s 2010 recruiting class, is from Des Moines, Iowa. However, that’s just the beginning of the story for the very bright, talented young man who was born in war-torn Sudan. Part 1 of Basketball-U’s interview with Dau Jok is below. How long have you been in […]
The 2010 McDonald’s Boys All-America NOMINEES have been announced and there are many Ivy recruits who made the extensive list. A few minor points to keep in mind when trying to determine if it’s an accurate reflector of anything: Not to pick on Matt Brown, but he’s on the list and he started playing hoops […]
Joe Jones has picked up a commitment from Ohio two-sport star Chris Crockett of Columbus Academy. Crockett was drawing high-level recruiting interest as both a basketball and football prospect prior to sustaining a knee injury this past fall on the football field. He returned for the final five regular season contests and the playoffs, averaging 14.8 points in those games. Crockett chose the Lions over basketball interest from Boston University and a football offer from Dartmouth. He is the sixth high schooler to commit to Columbia this year, giving Jones an infusion of youth after graduating six seniors, four of whom started this past season.
Dartmouth announced its 2008 men’s basketball recruiting class, and Herve Kouna Metsam from the Caterbury School in Connecticut was among the five names. The 6-8 power forward came to the United States from Cameroon two years ago after taking part in Basketball without Borders in Africa in 2006, along with the other Top 100 players on the contintent. He joins two guards (Jabari Trotter and Kirk Crecco), a wing (David Rufful), and another post player (Josh Riddle) in Terry Dunn’s fourth recruiting class.