Big East Recruiting Round-up is a recurring feature that will focus on, well, recruiting. Rumors, buzz, rankings…..everything potentially shiny and new.
Nerlens Noel Poll Results!
When last we met on the recruiting trail, super class of 2013 center Nerlens Noel was a hot topic of discussion. He had semi-revealed a short list of five schools, four of which reside in the Big East. So we did what any red-blooded American college basketball site would do and took it to the voters. The turnout was great and all of the hanging chads have been counted. They apparently voted early and often in the Ocean State because, as you can see below, the results were overwhelmingly in favor of Providence. Perhaps we should rename ‘Friartown’ to ‘Nerlenstown.’ If you’d like to get a late vote in, the polls will remain open so go for it!
Will the Bernie Fine Controversy Hurt Syracuse’s Recruiting Efforts?
Syracuse recruits comment on whether or not Bernie Fine allegations impact their decision. It is important to note that this check-in occurred on November 23 which was before the Laurie Fine telephone call recording broke. Further, with head coach Jim Boeheim now being called into question it is reasonable to believe some recruits will take a wait-and-see approach. As noted in our previous round-up, Syracuse has signed two highly-rated recruits out of the class of 2012 in DaJuan Coleman (6’10″ center – Jamesville DeWitt – NY – Ranks: Rivals: 27, ESPN: 14) and Jerami Grant 6’7″ – forward – DeMatha – MD – Ranks: Rivals: 60 , ESPN: 43)