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Posted On: 08/4/16 5:40 PM

Lyons 2017 power forward Connor Niego has made his choice.  Thursday afternoon the 6’8” versatile four man committed to Holy Cross.  He told us why they were his choice.

“Holy Cross was a perfect combination of academics and athletics.  I really connected with Coach Carmody and the rest of the staff.”

Niego stands at 6’8” with length and the ability to get up and down the floor with ease.  His ball handling has greatly improved over the last year.  He has long strides in transition covering a lot of ground with the ball in a short amount of time.  The skilled four man can hit the three ball on a consistent basis.  The biggest area of growth over the summer was his added strength and ability to win 50/50 balls coming off the glass.  He had an outstanding July for Chicago Lockdown to close out his grassroots career.

The Lyons senior is currently the #33 prospect overall and #6 power forward in the 2017 class.  Those numbers will both go up in the next rankings!