Saturday, April 28, 2007

49ers' recruiting class among top 15

National college recruiting services are already taking note of the Charlotte 49ers' incoming class for next season and the early reviews are good.

HoopScoop, which updates its national rankings on a daily basis, has Charlotte's recruiting class ranked 13th in the country this week. The 49ers were ranked No. 23 then jumped 10 spots when they received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-7 forward Charlie Coley this week, ranked the top junior college power forward in the country by NBAdraft.net.

Charlotte's 2000 recruiting class was ranked No. 15 in the country -- the previous high of any 49ers' class. And this year's recruiting class is not even complete yet.

The 49ers have one available scholarship remaining and the target for that last scholarship is 6-10 power forward/center Sean Carter, a senior at Laurinburg (N.C.) Institute. Carter, who played at Fayetteville 71st High before deciding to spend a year in prep school, will make an official visit next week at Charlotte. He should arrive on campus on Thursday.

Among the schools that have expressed interest in Carter are Atlantic 10 members George Washington, St. Bonaventure and Duquesne as well as Winthrop and UNC Wilmington.

Should Carter, who would be a freshman next season, join the 49ers, Charlotte could easily move into a top 10 recruiting class.

Right now, the 49ers will have eight new players next season: freshmen Javarris Barnett, An'Juan Wilderness and Gaby Ngoundjo; sophomores Dijuan Harris, Michael Gerrity and Phil Jones; and juniors Lamont Mack and Coley.

The Top 15 recruiting classes as ranked by HoopScoop:
1. Indiana
2. Southern Cal
3. Syracuse
4. Nebraska
5. Louisiana State
6. Oklahoma State
7. Florida
8. Arizona
9. Texas Tech
10. Duke
11. Ohio State
12. Memphis
13. Charlotte
14. DePaul
15. Purdue

12 comments:

Dax said...

Jim nice article i'm excited about the new class. hopefully they can prove themselves with a successful year on the court.

Anonymous said...

This is it, this is what happens when your contract is on the line! NCAA TOURNEY HERE WE COME!

GO CHARLOTTE!!!!!

Jeff said...

Keep us posted on Carter.
Two 6-10 freshmen.......how sweet that sounds !

Anonymous said...

Nice job Jim. Thanks for the report. Sounds like a total reload going on with the Niners.

Can't wait to see it.

Jon said...

Any thoughts on how many newcomers will start and get good minutes? Will some of the bench guys be happy in their support roles? Can we finally cut Jerrel Lewis?

ChevEE said...

Great news Jim! Thanks for the update! Sounds like rumors are true that this will be a fun team to watch and follow over the next few years. A lot of potential... Go Niners!

Anonymous said...

Look who we're sandwiched between; Memphis and DePaul. Ah, the good old days!

Anonymous said...

Top ranked class by Quantity or Quality?

8 Average players does not make a good team. . .

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they have some good recruits; too bad Lutz can't coach.

Anonymous said...

At last we have bodies this year. Would you wnat to go into any game next year with Big Phil Jones as your only interior player? Coley and Mack give us athletes in he mold of Galen Young and Versile Shaw. Now, what those kids do with that athleticism is up to them and our coaches. This team will play some really tough games before Mike Gerrity becopmes eligible, Dec. 15.

Chris said...

Just imagine if we were still getting Michael Beasley, probably would have been the #1 recruiting class then.

StanW said...

We can finally get back to running and defending now that we have athletes again. These guys should be able to create their own shots and defend.

I really like Gerrity the new PG. And Leemire should have a great year.