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Posted On: 05/23/18 4:48 PM
In between games, showcases, practices, training sessions and time off, commitments have been taking place.
A bunch of really good players made their commitments here this week and a bit prior.
Here is a look at the impact signees in Commitment Corner.
Neftali Alvarez (Miami Christian)
Both FIU and FGCU lost out to Fairfield on 2018 Miami Christian Neftali Alvarez. Announced on Wednesday by Alvarez on Twitter, my sources told me Alvarez chose Fairfield on Tuesday night. With over 20 Division I offers, Alvarez makes his move to Connecticut where he’ll take over the point guard spot at Fairfield. He plays with speed, purpose and his play in transition is always fun to watch.
Berrick Jeanlouis (Canterbury)
In mid-March 2018 Canterbury guard Berrick Jeanlouis de-committed from South Alabama following the coaching change there. The gifted athlete and dunker made his decision on Monday between New Mexico State and FGCU. Jeanlouis went with New Mexico State and now he’ll look to expand his game and add more muscle to his lean frame at the next level. His slashing ability is impressive.
Jaiden Lee (Palm Glades)
On Friday, Florida Gateway College earned a big-time commit in the form of 2018 Palm Glades guard Jaiden Lee. Used to being the alpha dog for his offense, the 6’3″ guard excelled at the inaugural Prep Hoops Sun Bash at Carrollwood Day in January. Lee was a machine, routinely finding his way into the paint, scoring 32 points in a win over Bayshore Christian.
Ricardo Clouden (Oldsmar Christian)
Former Lennard standout and senior leader for Oldsmar Christian, 2018 guard Ricardo Clouden settled his college plans with his commitment to Santa Fe on Saturday. A quiet and confident young man, Clouden is a 6’3″ guard who loves to play hard-nosed defense, attack and shoot from the mid-range.
Alonzo Carter (Boca Ciega)
Alonzo Carter officially committed to LaGrange on Thursday. A 6’2″ 2018 guard from Boca Ciega, he’s never been the No. 1 option, but he steps up when needed especially late in games. He always plays with energy and passion and I expect that continue at the next level where he matures.
Mark Bowditch (IMG)
A true sharpshooter, 2018 guard Mark Bowditch polished his game this past season off the bench for IMG. On Wednesday, he took the opportunity to walk-on at Hartford this fall. Bowditch, a 6’1″ guard spent his first three high school seasons in Wisconsin at Milton. As he earns opportunities, Bowditch will get the chance to prove that he’s more than just a 3-point shooter.
Jack Youmans (Naples)
Starting his high school career at Naples, Jack Youmans went to St. John Neumann for his sophomore and junior seasons before returning to Naples as a senior. All the hard work paid off for the 6’2′ 2018 point guard. Youmans committed to Montevallo on Thursday. He can score in bunches and his ballhandling and vocalness help everyone around him.