Tag: recruiting

Congrats to Mitch Henderson

Northwestern assistant coach Mitch Henderson has been named the new head coach at Princeton University. He replaces Sydney Johnson who left the Tigers for a job with Fairfield earlier this spring. Henderson was a star at Princeton during his playing days and has spent the past 11 seasons learning under Bill Carmody. “I am pleased... Read more »

Loyola signs Payne

Porter Moser’s first recruit at Loyola is a really good one. Iowa transfer Cully Payne won’t help the team this season, but he should make a big impact in 2012-13 and beyond. The Ramblers also hope that they’ll be able to have in the system for three seasons because Payne only played in five games this... Read more »

Northwestern gets two big verbals

Bill Carmody received commitments from two talented big men of the future on Tuesday.  Milos Kostic sounds impressed that Northwestern offered him a scholarship before other schools, including Notre Dame and Purdue, became interested in the 6’8 sophomore from Indiana. Then there’s Alex Olah, a 6’11 junior that will be a part of the 2012... Read more »

DePaul's Top 25 recruiting class

We can discuss quantity versus quality another day, but Oliver Purnell has done something I’m sure no one saw coming in his second offseason at DePaul. He’s put together a Top 25 recruiting class according to at least one credible source (MaxPreps). That’s pretty darn impressive. Everything appears to be running smoothly with the class... Read more »

Chicago Recruiting Round-Up

Now that most of the schools have their Letters of Intent in hand you’re seeing releases about most of the big prospects. While the very big prospects like Dai-jon Parker and Mike Shaw signed with other schools (Vanderbilt and Illinois respectively) these young men are expected to help schools in the future. Here’s a quick... Read more »

News Round Up - Thursday, Oct. 21

A couple recruiting news and notes that I thought were worth exploring today. The hype around DePaul continues to grow. Oh sure, the Blue Demons are still being picked to finish 16th in the Big East, but there is a good feeling around the program since the hiring of Oliver Purnell. The Blue Demons got... Read more »

Chicago State's Dildy not holding punches against UIC

Chicago State head coach Tracy Dildy made his feelings about the program he left behind at UIC very clear in his interview with ESPN’s Scott Powers. The entire five questions interview is worth reading, but here is the key takeaway from the latter half of Dildy’s answer about where the Cougars are as a team... Read more »

UIC gobbling up Public League players

Chicago Breaking News has another story about UIC recruiting as the Flames have locked up two more Chicago Public League players for the 2011 recruiting class. While Simeon forward Ahman Fells and Currie guard Greg Travis appear to be more depth than stars at the collegiate level, there are some important things to be gleamed... Read more »

Howard Moore already making recruiting waves

The big name out of Morgan Park in the 2011 recruiting class may have been Wayne Blackshear, but Howard Moore got a player of his own when Blackshear’s classmate Jerome Brown signed on with UIC. Brown will is an excellent replacement for senior guard Robo Kreps at the shooting guard position. The class of 2011 recruit is... Read more »

News Round Up - Thursday, Sept. 16

Some random stuff I’ve been collecting in the old bookmarks file: Congratulations to the Daily Herald’s Lindsey Wilhite for making this list. He definitely deserves it for all the hard work he does covering DePaul, Northwestern and Illinois. More than almost anyone wants to know about Loyola’s incoming recruiting class can be found in this... Read more »