I am a sports and music fanatic from Farmington, CT, currently attending Saint Joseph's University in Connecticut. I am mainly interested in College Basketball, CIAC High School Basketball, and Major League Baseball, though I follow just about all sports closely.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Previewing Potential JUCO Transfers: Wabash Valley College

Wabash Valley College (Mount Carmel, Illinois)- (20-2)

Brandon Dunson 6'3" Guard- Normal, Illinois (Bloomington Central Catholic)
Brandon is a dynamic guard who was obviously confused by the recruiting process and where he saw himself as a basketball player coming out of high school. Originally recieving scholarship offers from 15 schools out of high school, he chose University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, where he attended for one semester. Believing he was too far from home, he transferred to SIU-Edwardsville, where he played for a semester before realizing that was not going to be a long-term fit either, and he ended up at Wabash Valley. After a year of finding himself, Brandon will head to Arizona State next year, as Herb Sendek's first JUCO pick-up. Dunson also had offers on the table from Nevada-Reno and Oklahoma State.

Brandon McGee 6'7" Forward- Chicago, Illinois (Crane High School)
McGee, similar to his teammate with the same first name, has also already attended two division one schools. But instead of choosing to leave, McGee has been dismissed from both Indiana University and Auburn University. A very talented and versatile post player, McGee may get another chance to redeem himself at a D1 school. Arkansas, Georgia State, Marquette, Murray State and South Alabama have shown interest. But teams may be reluctant to pull the trigger on this former 3* prospect because of his past problems both academically and in violating team rules.

Omar Sanders 6'7" Forward- Spartanburg, South Carolina (Spartanburg HS)
Omar is an athletic wing player who transferred from Spartansburg JC, after recieving some D1 interest out of high school. Sanders is now recieving low-to-mid major attention from schools like Georgia State, Mid Tennessee State, Western Carolina, Wright State, Winthrop and SC Upstate.

Josh Lockett 6'8" Forward- Pensacola, Florida
Blu Lockett, as he is called, is a very hard working big who has greatly improved his game at the JUCO level. He has committed to play at the D1 level for Southeast Louisiana State next year.

Desmond Holloway 6'3" Guard- Indianapolis, Indiana (Manual High School)
Desmond has been the leading scorer on the Wabash team the last two years. He has recieved recruiting interest from the likes of Murray State, Portland State, Tennessee Tech and Wichita State among others.

Cornelius Chatt 6'2" Guard- Madison, Illinois (Madison High School)
COMMITTED: SIU Edwardsville

Friday, February 19, 2010

Previewing Potential JUCO Transfers: Harcum College

Harcum College (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania)- (24-0)
Harcum, in just it's fifth year as a program, and 2nd year as a member of the NJCAA division 1, has developed into a junior college powerhouse, currently ranked #1 in the country. The team is 24-0, scoring at least 100 points in all but two of it's victories.

Antonio Bumpus 6'4" Guard- Columbus, Ohio (Eastmoor Academy)
Bumpus had interest from many low D1, and D2 schools coming out of high school in Ohio, but decided to take his talents to the up-and-coming Harcum program outside of Philadelphia. Now, after two years in junior college, Bumpus has become the leading scorer on the top team in the country. Antonio has recieved a scholarship offer from Binghamton University, as well ass attracting interest from Drexel, James Madison, Louisiana Tech, and Rutgers.

Jeremiah Bowman 6'1" Guard- Washington, DC (Notre Dame HS)
Bowman began his college career at Marist College, but ended not playing a single game due to injuries and other issues, and ended up transferring to Harcum. Bowman will be attending Longwood University in the fall on a basketball scholarship.

Wilbur O'Neal 6'7" Forward- Woodbridge, VA (National Christian Academy)
O'Neal was a bigtime prospect coming out of high school, being heavily recruited by Buffalo, VCU, Temple and Rutgers among others, but was not able to academically live up to the standards set by the NCAA. O'Neal has impressed at the JUCO level and will play for Robert Morris next year.