Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Impossible to say.
We'll find out only when the bell rings. College players are always fantastic on the day they sign with a program. Then reality sets in when the competition begins.
I don't put much stock in who is supposedly recruiting whom. There are myriad reasons why a high D1 might show some interest in a mid-major talent. Let's hope the UMaine recruiting class of 2011-2012 is productive.
If 60 percent of a program's recruits turn out as good as projected, 25 percent turn out better and 15 percent worse ... the talent scouts are hitting for a pretty good average.
What we do know is that the Black Bears need two of these five guys to be better than expected and two of them to be productive right away. That's reality.
Monday, May 16, 2011
According to New England Recruiting Report, Notre Dame Prep’s Zarko Valjarevic has made a commitment to play at UMaine beginning in the fall.
Valjarevic is a Serbian native. He's 6-foot-4 and reportedly a solid outside shooter.
His coach at Notre Dame, Ryan Hurd, said he was happy Valjarevic found a program where he'd be "expected to be a factor from day one."
According to NERR, he is the eighth player from Notre Dame's 2011 class to commit to a D1 program, joining Khem Birch (Pittsburgh), Todd Mayo (Marquette), Angel Nunez (Louisville), Jamir Hanner (Marshall), Jeff Short (Fordham), Devon McMillan (Fordham), and Tyler Strange (Gardner Webb).