While the club circuit picks up steam for boys and girls basketball, so, too, does the recruiting news. Here are few notable recent signings for both genders.BOYS
* Phillip Nolan
, a 6-foot-10 senior forward from Riverside University (Milwaukee, Wis.)
will sign a letter of intent with Connecticut, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
. Nolan, who averaged 16.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks last season, chose the Huskies over St. John's. He played in only six games last season, partly because of a transfer waiver.
"Basically in my opinion over the last three years, UConn has actually been one of the best programs in the Big East to me," Nolan told the newspaper. "A couple of players left early from UConn so minutes freed up and if I work hard enough, I'll be able to obtain some of those minutes as a freshman."
* The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
reported that Beaver Falls (Pa.)
senior Sheldon Jeter
will play next season at Vanderbilt. The 6-7 forward also received interest from Penn State, South Carolina and Wisconsin after averaging 21.8 points and 12 rebounds last season.
* Sports powerhouse Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma, Wash.)
added a commitment on the basketball side, as junior Lucas Meikle
elected to stay close at Gonzaga. According to The News Tribune
, the 6-8 forward made a recent visit to Gonzaga and committed a few days later. Meikle averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds this past season.GIRLS
* Destini Feagin became the third player from Nazareth (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
to choose to continue her career at a Big East program, as the 5-10 guard picked Cincinnati. She will get the opportunity to compete yearly against prep teammates Darius Fault (West Virginia) and Brianna Butler (Syracuse), according to the New York Post
"This means a lot, especially for the people who have been pushing me along the way and believed in what I could," Feagin told the newspaper.
* After a coaching change at Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wahoo (Neb.)
standout Sadie Murren elected to stay in-state and play at Nebraska. The 5-7 Murren had verbally committed to the Wisconsin school but reopened her recruitment when then head coach Matt Bollant left to take over Illinois, according to the Omaha World-Herald