Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Recruiting News Different for Men and Women

News reports today featured recruiting information on both Northwestern basketball programs. Unfortunately, the news wasn’t good for both. While NU Women’s coach Joe McKeown scored another impressive addition to his squad by reportedly securing a commit from Tailor Jones who is transferring from Florida, NU’s men’s team failed to secure a commitment from guard Ben Brust of Mundelein, IL. Brust will instead attend Iowa along with his close friend Cully Payne of Schaumburg who earlier this year committed to the Hawkeyes. The Wildcats now have to be focused on Glenbrook North guard Alex Dragevich to fill the need for which they tried to recuirt Brust and New Trier’s Alex Rossi. Many reports say Dragevich is actually the best of the trio, so perhaps NU will win out in the end. For McKeown's sqaud, Jones is another wing player who can run the court and handle the ball. She is also the older sister of one of the best class of 2011 players in the nation. So perhaps the best thing about Tailor coming to NU is that her sister, Morgan, might very well be close behind.

News and Notes:
John Shurna posted a double-double 11 points and 10 rebounds (5 offensive) as Team USA beat Iran in FIBA's U-19 Tournament.

Northwestern football also landed a recruit in the form of 6-7 275 lbs. lineman Paul Jorgensen.

Kyle Rowley has 7 points and 5 rebounds for Trinidad and Tobago in 2 games in the Caribbean Basketball Championship.

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