Pines Charter senior wing Haanif Cheatham continued the strong of 2015 commitments with a pledge to Marquette on Friday. The 6’5 combo guard was the 6A Player of the Year last season after averaging over 26 points per game for Head Coach Dave Roca. Cheatham chose Marquette over Georgetown and California.
The top perimeter prospect in the state’s 2015 came off the board on Thursday when Oak Ridge senior Antonio Blakeney gave a verbal commitment to Louisville. He comes the fourth and likely final member of Head Coach Rick Pitino’s 2015 recruiting class. The high scoring guard chose the Cardinals over Kentucky, LSU and others.
On Friday, senior Corey Brown became the second member of Head Coach Warren Gale’s McArthur program to commit to Northern Arizona. The 6’7, athletic forward will join teammate Majestic Tejada in Flagstaff next fall after making his decision on his official visit. Brown was an All-Broward County selection last season and averaged nearly a double-double per contest with 8.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.
Gibbs senior Barry Brown announced a verbal commitment to Kansas State on Wednesday night. The high scoring combo guard averaged 20.5 points per game last season and chose KSU over Houston, Wichita St and Texas A&M.
Illinois State picked up a pair of verbal commitments over the weekend in 6’11 center Daouda Ndiaye and 6’1 shooting guard Matt Hein of Windermere Prep. Both were originally committed to Boston University but had changed their plans prior to a successful summer with the Orlando Venom.
Fort Myers senior Mark Matthews ended his recruitment over the weekend with a commitment to UNC-Wilmington following an official visit to the Colonial Athletic Association school. The 6’6 wing averaged over 21 points per game last season for Head Coach Scott Guttery and chose the Seahawks before making scheduled official visits to George Mason, Elon, Northeastern and High Point.