This is our list of all the 2013 commitments in the CAA. There were discrepancies with the measurements of some players (some had no weight listed at all). Recruiting sites are wildly inconsistent, so please drop some knowledge on us if you find it necessary.
PG Joseph Chealey 6’3″ 180 lbs. Apopka, FL
G Johnathan Cook 6’1″ 175 lbs. Memphis, TN
PF Terrance O’Donohue 6’7″ 225 lbs. Norcross, GA
C Glen Pierre Junior 6’11″ 210 lbs. Orlando, FL
SF Zaccary Douglas 6’8” 200 lbs. Fort Washington, MD (signed LOI)
PF Barnett Harris 6’9” 210 lbs., Monroeville, PA (signed LOI)
SG Cazmon Hayes 6’4” 185 lbs. Charlotte, NC (signed LOI)
SF Devonne Pinkard 6’6″ 195 lbs. Lancaster, PA
PF DeVarte Watson 6’7” 185 lbs. Spartburg, SC (signed LOI)
SG Major Canady 6’3” 205 lbs. Saltaburg, PA (Signed LOI)
SF Rodney Williams 6’8″ 220 lbs. Richmond, VA (Signed LOI)
PF Mohamed Bah 6’9″ 230 lbs. Lee Academy (ME) (Signed LOI)
George Mason – TBD
PG Isaiah Dennis 5’11″ 180 lbs. McDonough, GA (signed LOI)
PG Jaylen Hinton 6’1″ 180 lbs. Richmond, VA (signed LOI)
SG Chris Jenkins 6’4″ 190 lbs. Hillside, NJ (signed LOI)
SF Gervelle Kidd 6’6” 185 lbs. Chatham, VA (signed LOI)
SG Jackson Kent 6’7” 175 lbs. High Point, NC (signed LOI)
SF Thomas Rivard 6’7″ 185 lbs. Worcester, MA
PF Paulius Satkus 6’8” Lithuania (signed LOI)
PF Tom Vodanovich 6’9″ 215 lbs. (signed LOI)
PG T.J. Williams, 6’3″ Pfluggerville, TX
SG Jordan Baker 6’2” Hampton, VA (signed LOI)
SF Ramone Snowden 6’5” Virginia Beach, VA
SF John Davis 6’6” 200 lbs. Philadelphia, PA (signed LOI)
PF Walter Foster 6’8” 224 lbs. Atlanta, GA (signed LOI)
SF Shamiek Sheppard 6’5” 190 lbs. Brooklyn, NY (signed LOI)
Logan Adams 6’6″ 200 lbs. Snellville, GA
C Chuck Ogbodo 6’10” 215 lbs. Greensboro, NC (signed LOI)
SG Tyler Ptacek 6’2” 165 lbs. Parma, OH (signed LOI)
SG Daniel Dixon 6’5” 185 lbs. Langley, VA (signed LOI)
SF Omar Prewitt 6‘6“ 180 lbs. Mount Sterling, KY (signed LOI)
PG Mike Schlotman 6’4” 185 lbs. Munster, IN (signed LOI)
PF Jack Whitman 6‘9“ 210 lbs. Lexington, KY (signed LOI)
We will continue to update as players sign their letters of intent, and as the universities churn out more press releases. A few notes:
Walter Foster (Towson), Daniel Dixon (W&M) and Barnett Harris (Delaware) are members of Fishburne Military Academy’s Postgrad Basketball team.
Chuck Ogbodo (UNCW) and Jackson Kent (JMU) played together on High Point Christian Academy.
Two of Old Dominion’s recruits, Denzell Taylor and Jordan Baker, are members the Hampton High School team coming off a Virginia AAA-state championship.
The CAA had a night to forget on Thursday.
After a heartbreaking overtime loss against Kent State on Saturday, Drexel fell again in OT to Illinois State 86-84 in their home opener. Drexel couldn’t buy a stop on the defensive end of the floor. The Dragons struggled to deal with the Redbirds’ depth and up-tempo offense which seemed to wear them down in the second half.
The Dragons came out hot, shooting a blistering 60.9% in the first half to take a 43-37 lead into the locker room but came out a lot colder in the second half to shoot 36.4%. The Dragons placed five scorers in double figures, led by Franz Massenat’s 18 points.
The Redbirds forced overtime after sinking a pair of free throws with two seconds left in regulation. They took the lead for good in the game with 1:30 left in OT. Illinois State (2-0) is coming off a 21-14 (9-9) campaign that ended in an NIT berth. Jackie Carmichael and Johnny Hill led the way for the Redbirds with 21 points and 20 points respectively.
The major issue through the first two games has been turnovers. The Dragons committed 16 turnovers, leading to numerous scoring chances for the Redbirds. With a point guard as talented as Massenat, this trend should change.
Drexel takes the floor again Saturday, Nov. 17th at Penn at 4 p.m. in their last game before heading west and taking part in the Anaheim Classic.
James Madison received a “Ravishing” Rick Rude-style awakening to its basketball season courtesy of the UCLA Bruins. The Bruins dropped 100 points on the Dukes, the most in the Matt Brady era, en route to a 100-70 home victory.
The score was 26-13 at the 9:04 mark of the first half when the Bruins caught fire, going 13-for-15 from the field over the final nine minutes. UCLA was 23-for-34 from the floor in the half (67.6 percent) and hit 6-of-7 tries from the arc. The only misses during the stretch came from freshman guard Kyle Anderson, who went 1-for-10 for the game while his teammates were 35-for-51 (68.6 percent).
Freshman guard Jordan Adams scored 21+ for the third straight game. Adams’ 72 points through three games is actually more than Kevin Love had in his first three games as a Bruin (62). Shabazz who?
The Dukes played considerably better in the second half, shooting 54% from the field, outscoring the Bruins 41-37 in the second half. Redshirt senior forward Rayshawn Goins looked good in his first action in 20 months. He netted 24 points and seven boards. Goins has a nack for rising to the occasion in season openers against Top-15 teams (17 points and 12 rebounds against Kansas State in 2010). Senior guard A.J. Davis chipped in 16 points.
JMU continues the Progressive Legends Classic with the subregional round next week in Pittsburgh. The Dukes face the home standing Dukes of Duquesne on Monday at 7 p.m. Games against Youngstown State on Tuesday and North Dakota State on Wednesday will follow, both at 4:30 p.m.