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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Anthony Myles Rider-bound

Rider scored a major recruiting victory when Anthony Myles, a highly touted shooting guard from Dover, Del. gave coach Tommy Dempsey a verbal commitment.

Myles, a standout at Polytech High School, is rated the No. 171 senior in the country by Hoop Scoop -- the highest ranking ever for a Rider recruit. The other member of Rider's Class of 2010, Philadelphia forward Danny Stewart, is rated No. 381 on the same list.

Myles had scholarship offers from Temple and South Florida, among others. When he didn't make a commitment early, several mid-major schools jumped in, including Rider and Niagara. Boston College showed late interest but hadn't offered a scholarship.

After watching Rider's 86-70 win over Canisius on Sunday, Myles called Dempsey Monday night to commit.

For now, this solidifies Rider's 2010-11 roster, though a scholarship would open up if someone on the Broncs' current roster opted to leave the program.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be something wrong with this kid to commit to Rider. He's either not as good as the rating or his stock is plummeting.

March 2, 2010 at 7:29 PM 
Blogger Bryan Y. said...

I know. Why didn't he commit to a major program like Siena? Considering Siena routinely sends players to the NBA, that's where any decent recruit would go. In fact, why hasn't Siena been invited to the Big East yet? It's a travesty they still play in the MAAC!! If the Big Eastconference had any brains they'd demote Syracuse and have Siena takes it's place as the true upstate NY power!

March 2, 2010 at 10:36 PM 
Anonymous tmd39 said...

Bryan Y. +1

March 3, 2010 at 7:29 AM 
Anonymous FAZ said...

great job by demps securing this committment.

March 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM 
Anonymous tmd39 said...

For all the crap I give Tommy Boy, I've always said he's a very good recruiter.

March 3, 2010 at 1:42 PM 
Anonymous Marko said...

Great job, but as of now next year team is all 2's and 3's. (Mitchell, Myles, Mansell, Gadson, Penn, Youngblood, JT).

March 3, 2010 at 1:53 PM 
Blogger Bryan Y. said...

tmd, i have also always given the devil (tommy boy) his due as a recruiter. He gets players that are being recruited by way more high profile programs then rider, but he is an awful gameday coach. He should be recruiting coordinator, and not head coach

March 3, 2010 at 2:42 PM 
Anonymous tmd39 said...

You and me both, Bryan.

March 3, 2010 at 2:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given the final statement, who is getting the boot this time at rider?

March 3, 2010 at 3:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Jackson will be back

March 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doody, instead of saying "if anyone opts to leave the program" you should say "when Jermaine Jackson forfeits his scholarship that he has stolen for two years."

March 4, 2010 at 9:47 AM 
Anonymous Marko said...

Wasn't Jermaine Jackson the highest ranking recruit ever for Rider.

March 4, 2010 at 11:17 AM 
Anonymous #1 Rider Fan said...

Marko, he was pretty high. That is why he is so disappointing.

March 4, 2010 at 2:33 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to land a guy ranked in the Top 200 by HoopScoop. However, there are other things that are more telling when looking at a recruit - who were the other actual offers the kid had? having "interest" does not constitute an offer. Chances are, this kid's best option, as of this past Sunday, was Rider.

If you have a kid rated #150 with no offers or a kid rated #300 with offers from the A-10, low-level Big East and CAA......which kid would you take?

March 4, 2010 at 4:59 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The comment by the last anon poster is dead on. There is a reason he's going to Rider. Doody is wrong -- this is not a major recruiting steal.

March 4, 2010 at 11:48 PM 
Anonymous tmd39 said...

I guess we;ll just have to wait and see how it plays out next season. But I love the "If he's going to Rider, there has to be something wrong with him" crap. If this kid commited to Siena, he would be the greatest; another great get by Fran.

March 5, 2010 at 6:11 AM 
Anonymous FAZ said...

Rider has proven that it can send kids to the NBA......same can't be said about siena.

March 5, 2010 at 8:56 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i guess Hasbrouck doesnt count as an NBA player

Rider does not "being recruited by way more high profile programs then rider". I would ask you to post a list of those kids.

April 19, 2010 at 9:06 AM 

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