Monday, August 12, 2013

49ers basketball gets late commitment

The 49ers have gotten a late commitment for this men's basketball season from Marcus Bryan, a 6-8 power forward from Raleigh Ravenscroft, a source confirmed this afternoon.

Bryan reportedly also had offers from American, Gardner-Webb, Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Drexel, and had interest from Missouri and Virginia Tech. He committed to Appalachian State last year, but apparently changed his mind.

Bryan is the second high school recruit for the 49ers, who got off to a late start in their 2013 recruiting after being caught by surprise when Darion Clark and E. Victor Nickerson announced they would transfer last spring.

Charlotte also signed forward Cameron Blakely in May. Other new additions this season are Tulane transfer Ben Cherry (shooting guard) and guard Shawn Lester, who was academically ineligible last season.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO MAJORS!!!!

Anonymous said...

You mean he decided playing in front of 1,800* people at App didn't sound so appealing? I can't imagine why.

*Average attendance at home games was 1,761 in 2012. This is an actual stat from the NCAA. I did not make it up. FYI, Charlotte's was 6,001.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely shocked that Lester or anyone would be "academically ineligible" at uncCharlotte. Do they have classes there? Or, is it simply that athletes don't have to attend any classes?

Anonymous said...

More than likely high school did not prepare him and UNC Charlotte is taking the time to give him the education. Better than being ineligible for using numerous cars from numerous people plus speeding and losing all eligibility!

Anonymous said...

Beating out American and Gardner Webb for recruits. Yeah, we're on roll.

Anonymous said...

And which schools were recruiting the Curry brothers?

Anonymous said...

And which schools were recruiting the Curry brothers?

Anonymous said...

Sorry ...saw nothing in this CO article about the Curry brothers. Pretty darn desperate for glory for the previous commenter to pick on them; but then for that commenter, uncCharlotte must be a rather desperate-feeling place in many ways for him/her to act so defensively! Nothing at all wrong with the school except for their occasional bigoted, hate-filled commenters (like the one who played the race card in the previous comment by denigrating the Currys who are great people in the minds of civilized side of the human race).

Anonymous said...

Actually lester passed his classes in high school and his college courses so far. The only reason why he was academically ineligible was because he didn't score high enough on his SAT score. I'm 100% sure of this.

Anonymous said...

@11:25

Race card? lol? Pretty sure that post was referring to the fact that the Curry's did not get heavily recruited in a manner similar to Bryan. Therefore they were insinuating that Bryan could also be a hidden gem...

don't drink before posting next time.

Anonymous said...

Marcus Bryan is the next Sean Colsen!!!

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