Verbal Commits @verbalcommits 38m38 minutes ago 2020 Brentwood (NY) F Zed Key has received an offer from Iona
Zed Key- 6'5" PF - Kid reportedly has outplayed many bigger name junior and seniors this past year. Very good student and is reported to be the real deal. Was Hoop Group Fab Frosh All-Star Game MVP this past summer.
A 2020 high class recruit...I hope I am still around to see him at IONA.....He not quite 15 years old and already 6-5...His projected height is at least 6-8 or higher...We have the inside track, but the competition will be fierce.......
Further confirms my thought that Cluess neither wants or will be leaving IONA...!!!!!
In years gone by recruiting was controlled by a certain group of teams...Each year there was a certain amount of top class recruits which were quickly gobbled up by the at most the top 50 or so teams...As the years went by this select group grew to the hundreds and hundreds that are available today..
Add that to the many, many coaches that waste time in over recruiting...There are also a large group that have lapsed into those that are satisfied with their position, and have lost ambition, and are filling out time...This accounts for large portion of the aprox. 350 head coaches...
Coach Cluess recognized these factors and has adjusted his recruiting process resulting in his tremendous success...Perhaps he by entering Div.1 later in life has profited by observing these mistakes and their causes...What ever it is I am glad he has given my aged years basketball excitement and joy....
It is IMO there is a great need for a new blood infusion into the ranks of College Basketball Coaches...!!!!!
Talking about a2020 recruit in 2016 is insane,and to say we have the inside track on a 14 yr old is just as funny,I can't remember the last time a kid was mentioned here early that actually came,the players wf bring in are not generally spoken about prior and there are good readons for that!! Let's enjoy this year.
Noah Farrakhan - 6'1" PG who plays AAU for NJ Playaz in AAU. Can take defenders off the dribble, can ht the long jumper is a good floor general, good athlete and is great in transition. Very complete player for his age. Has offers from Florida, UPENN, Rutgers and Seton Hall., SJU, VCU, Virginia Tech and Maryland.
Andre Curbelo - 6' PG out of LI Lutheran the NYJayhawks AAU. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is very fast, has a high hoops IQ, uses his speed well in transition, has a great handle, shots well and is an great passer. Had good runs at both the Hoop Group Future All-American camp and the Jim Couch Showcase where he went head to head with the best player in the northeast. Maxpreps has him ranked as the best PG in NY for his class. Has already been on campus as he attended the Monmouth game. Played for the Puerto Rican u15 National team. We are his first reported offer.
Nate Tabor - 6'7" SF/PF out of Our Savior New American and the NY Res AAU. Kid is very strong and plays well through contact. Tough rebounder who cleans up around the basket. Good in transition. Transferred from Sacred Heart in Waterbury. Has an offer from Auburn.
Pat Lawless @patlawless_ 4h4 hours ago Jalin Sinclair, a class of 2020 PG playing for the PSA Cardinals (NY), has picked up an offer from Iona.
From NERR "Jalin Sinclair, 5-11, G, Suffield Academy (CT) – A New York native who brings that classic NYC type toughness with him to the court, Sinclair is already a double-figure scorer for one of Class A’s best teams. Expect him to continue to grow into a leader for the Tiger with his attacking nature, solid shooting stroke, and competitive streak."
Adam Zagoria ✔ @adamzagoria Iona & Quinnipiac offered 6'2" G Hassan Diarra '20 of @psacardinals Cardinals & Putnam Science Academy, CT.
Hassan Diarra - 6'2" - CG who originally played at Holy Corss (Queens) but transferred to Putnam Science Academy and reclassified last season. As a sophomore at Holy Cross he averaged 11ppg. Has a 6'6" wingspan, is very athletic and has a great motor. He is the younger brother of concensus Top 100 recruit and UCONN player, Mamadou Diarra. Holds offers from Quinny, St. Peter's and Manhattan.