The NCAA recruitment period opened earlier this week, and the St Bonaventure Bonnies have wasted no time getting busy North of the border.
SBU has a long history of recruiting Canada – from Norm Clarke, Barry Mungar, and Radcliffe Llewellyn to most recently, NBA first round selection Andrew Nicholson (Orlando Magic), Chris Johnson and Matthew Wright.
Head Coach Mark Schmidt, along with recently hired assistant coach, Canadian Jerome Robinson have been in town this week evaluating talent north of the border.
SBU offered big men Kyle Alexander (2015) and Kalif Young (2016) in addition to having previously offered 2015 G Jalen Poyser and 2016 PG Nelson Kaputo of St Mikes as the Bonnies look to reload with Canadians, after losing Martingrove alumni Matthew Wright (16 PPG, 3 RPG, 3 APG).
Recruitment in the North has never been hotter than it is today, as a product of Canadian players’ success at the NCAA level.
Earlier this week, high major programs like Michigan and Oregon, among others were in Toronto to evaluate their targets.
This trend will continue throughout the 2014-2015 season.
Stay tuned on the #NPHPulse to find out who’s in town and follow @NorthPoleHoops for updates on latest Canadian basketball action!