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    LU65
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    Shooting Guard, Anthony D’Orazio (Camden, N.J.); Point Guard, Mackey McKnight (Houston, Texas); and Center, Kevin McCarthy (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) will join the team at the start of the 2010 season.

    http://www.lehighsports.com/sports/mbba … se_id=8485

    #1357
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
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    Not a lot of info on these guys out on the internet. On ESPN D’Orazio isn’t listed, McKnight is listed with no evaluation, and McCarthy’s profile has not been updated since his original 2009 sr year (this is a prep year).

    It appears that D’Orazio’s season at Camden Catholic hasn’t started yet.

    McKnight’s high school in Texas has already played about 10 games. Here is the link to his page on the Houston Chronicle website that attempts to track high school stats (only points thought it seems)

    http://www.chron.com/sports/highschools … r&ID=12452

    His team seems to be fairing OK, and McKnight seems to be their top scorer (although he is better known as a pure point guard. This could come from the talent disparity between his high school squad and his AAU squad). He has a had a few big scoring games (25+) already this season.

    McCarthy’s season has started but I can’t dig up any info.

    Reed obviously likes these guys as he got a verbal out of D’Orazio before his jr year even started, and he has stuck with McCarthy (perhaps even suggested) while he attended prep school, and McKnight seems to be a solid floor general. Hopefully some more info comes out as the high school season progresses and these guys arrive on campus next fall ready to contribute.

    #1360
    Bison137
    Bison137
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    Here’s a "complete" list of PL commitments, with various data including rankings from Hoopscoop, Scout, Rivals, and ESPN. Also confirmed offers.

    Recruit// Town&Schoo l//Position//Ht/Wt // OFF ERS // Hoopscoop/Scout/Rival s/ESPN…..Comments

    AMERICAN:
    Tony Wroblicky Los Angeles (CA) Loyola // 4/5 // 6-9/210 // UC-Irvine, UC-Davis, Pacific; also Penn/Columbia // no rank Hoopscoop; 1 star Scout; 90 ESPN (#233 overall)

    ARMY:

    K.J. Brown // Pennsauken (NJ) APEX Academies // 1 // 6-1/180 // #743 Hoopscoop; 2 stars Rivals; 82 ESPN(#642 overall); Now at MAPS
    Brian Hornstein // Dallas (TX) Adamson // 5 // 6-11/200 // Now at MAPS
    Eric Wilde // Crystal Lake (IL) Crystal Lake South // 2/3 // 6-5/- – // “` Now at MAPS
    Cartavious Kincade // Baytown (TX) Sterling // 3 // 6-5/190 // #96 7 Hoopscoop; 76 ESPN (> #1000); Now at MAPS
    Andrew Stire // Albany (NY) CBA // 4 // 6-8/ – – // Now at MAPS
    Alex Godette // Huntersville (NC) Hopewell // 2 // 6-2/170 // #824 Hoopscoop; 2 star Scout; 79 ESPN (#835 overall) Now at MAPS
    Alton Tanner // Katy (TX) // 3/4 // 6-7/ – – // may attend MAPS
    Chris Welker // Zionsville (IN) // 3 // 6-5/ – – // 2 stars Scout; 89 ESPN(#304 overall); may attend MAPS
    Trey Lindsey Austin (TX) Bowie // 2/3 // 6-6/ – – // Centenary; also Air Force (?) will attend MAPS

    BUCKNELL:

    Cameron Ayers Philadelphia (PA) Germantown Acad. // 2/3 // 6-4/ // Clemso n, LaSalle, St Joes, Temple // #224 Hoopscoop; 2 stars Scout; 3 stars Rivals; 84 ESPN(#554 overall) Also ranked 3.5 (of 5) by RecruitRecon
    Ben Brackney Lincoln (IL) // 2/3 // 6-5/ // Mu rray State, Holy Cross, Air Force, Eastern Illinois // 79 ESPN (#805 overall);
    Ryan Hill Steelton (PA) Steelton-Highspire // 1 / / 6-2/ // #683 Hoopscoop;

    COLGATE:

    Pat Moore Whitesboro (NY) Utica Notre Dame // 2/3 // 6-5/ – – // Wagner; also Cornell/Columbia// #393 Hoopscoop; 2 stars Rivals 73 ESPN (> #1000);
    Chad Johnson Atlanta (GA) Westlake // 1/2 // 6-3/20 5 // Elon, Georgia Southern. Maybe Jacksonville, CMU, Iona.

    HOLY CROSS:

    David Dudzinski Kaneland (IL) // 4/5 // 6-9/ – – // Loyola (IL), Lafayette, Peay; also Cornell // 86 ESPN(#432 overall);
    Steve Carver Shawnee Mission Northwest (KS) // 4 // 6-8/ – – // #505 hoopscoop; 80 ESPN(#750 overall);
    Joe O’Shea Burlington (VT) // 2/3 // 6-4/ – – // Vermont; also Yale/Brown // #595 Hoopscoop; 1 star Scout; 1 star Rivals; 79 ESPN(#838 overall);

    LAFAYETTE:

    Jake Kreuser Minneapolis (MN) Sibley // 5 // 6-11/ 223 // Santa Clara, Wisconsin Green Bay, North Dakota State, St Louis (?) // 1 star Rivals; 82 ESPN(#670 overall);
    Leslie Smith Cotati (CA); Kimball Union post-grad // 2 // 6-1/ – – // post-grad

    LEHIGH:

    Mackey McKnight // Houston (TX) Langham Creek // 1 // 6-0/165 // Sam Houston State, Louisiana-Monroe, SE LA. // 1 star Scout;
    Kevin McCarthy // Warren (MI) DeLaSalle & Phillips Exeter // 5 // 6-9/260 // #412 Hoopsccop; 2 stars Rivals: 70 ESPN (> #1000); post-grad
    Anthony D’Orazio // Camden (NJ) Camden Catholic // 2 // 6-2/ – – // #544 hoopscoop; 2 stars Rivals; committed VERY early

    NAVY:

    Troy King // Fredrick (MD) St. John’s & Hargrave Prep // 3 // 6-6/195 // 2 stars Rivals; 80 ESPN (#781 overall); May have decommitted
    James Loupos // Montgomery (NJ) // 3 // 6-6/185 // V ermont; also Columbia //
    Thurgood Wynn // Georgetown Prep // 2/3 // 6-3/200 //
    Brennan Wyatt // Greensboro (NC) Dudley // 1 // 5-9/160 // Columbia // #729 Hoopscoop; 2 stars Scout; 2 stars Rivals;
    Donya Jackson // Calvert Hall (MD) // 3 // 6-4/ – – // St. Francis (PA), Loyola (MD) may go to NAPS
    Jared Roberts // Woodbury (NJ) // 1/2 // 6-1/165 // may go to NAPS
    Isaiah Roberts // Woodbury (NJ) // 1/2 // 6-1/165 // may go to NAPS

    – – – – – – –

    NOTES:

    1. If no ranking is shown for Hoopscoop, Scout, Rivals, or ESPN, that means the player had no ranking from that scouting service.

    2. If no offers are shown, that means I could find no evidence of any other confirmed offers.

    3. Ivy offers are different since those schools are not restricted to 13 recruited players, and the "offer" is frequently for less than a full free ride.

    4. Hoopscoop currently ranks about 750 players in Class of 2010; their final ranking for 2009 – which included a few of the above players – ranked approximately 1000 players.

    #1362

    LU65
    Participant

    Great work, as always, 137. Many thanks!

    #1365
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
    Participant

    McKnight was a nominee for Houston Chronicle high school athlete of the week. Here is the link:

    http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:Mgj … =firefox-a

    And here is the excerpt:

    • Mackey McKnight, Langham Creek: The senior point guard averaged 26.2 points per game for the Lobos, who went 3-1 in four games in the Cy-Fair ISD basketball tournament. McKnight also scored 28 in a win over Katy Taylor on Tuesday.

    #1366
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
    Participant

    An article in the Philly Chronicle about early bball commitments that includes a nice bit about D’Orazio:

    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/breaking … page=1&c=y

    The early, early commit

    D’Orazio enjoyed a strong sophomore season at Camden Catholic, helping the Irish win the South Jersey Non-Public A championship.

    A player with true ice water in his veins, the 6-2 D’Orazio never backs away from taking the big shot.

    His ability to shoot off the dribble or from a standing position has made him a valuable commodity, and he averaged 15 points and five assists last season.

    So when Lehigh made the early offer in the fall of his junior year, D’Orazio felt no reason to extend the recruiting process.

    "It’s a great school academically, I liked the basketball program, and Lehigh had everything I was looking for," D’Orazio said.

    While most people were sure that the commitment would take the pressure off D’Orazio, he said it was quite the opposite.

    "After I announced I was going to Lehigh, it made things more intense," he said. "Players started coming after me harder."

    That’s because opponents wanted to measure themselves against a Division I recruit, figuring that if they fared well, their chances would be enhanced.

    Opponents always have played D’Orazio hard, simply because he is such an offensive threat. Yet the pressure intensified.

    D’Orazio isn’t complaining. He was happy with his choice then and just as satisfied now.

    "It’s a great feeling to know you will be going to such a great school and will continue to play the game you love," he said.

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