Under-the-radar mid-major commitments  

October, 29, 2010
High profile commitments continued to fly in this week as one of the busiest recruiting fall seasons in recent memory only got busier. With this level of early action, it's easy for mid-majors to fall under the radar even after landing important recruits. With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at some prominent mid-major commitments that went down this week in the Northeast.

Siena lands interior duo
First-year Siena coach Mitch Buonaguro locked up his future frontcourt this year with a pair of African natives who will arrive by way of prep school in the Northeast. Lionel Gomis (Senegal/Blair Academy) made a verbal commitment on Tuesday and Imoh Silas (Nigeria/Holderness) followed suit on Thursday. The duo provides Siena with two physical specimens inside the paint who both saw recruitment from higher levels. While both players are still developing offensively, their best basketball is still in front of them and together they will form a potential lethal defensive tandem in the MAAC.

UNCG gets a shooter
North Carolina Greensboro scored a commitment from Nick Paulos (Holladay, Utah/New Hampton) on Thursday. The 6-foot-7 forward from is long and incredibly skilled with a high basketball IQ. He was flying fairly low under the radar before arriving at the New Hampton School last month for the beginning of his post-graduate year but quickly scored offers from several upper echelon mid-major programs while drawing additional interest from some high-majors. While Paulos still needs to add a significant amount of weight, don't be surprised to see him turn into an impact player in the Southern Conference once his body catches up to his skill set.

Harvard and Yale battle for Ivy supremacy
Harvard coach Tommy Amaker struck back with two more commitments after Yale landed two potential impact players last week. Harvard scored sharp-shooting forward Max Hooper (Irvine, Calif./Brewster Academy) and power forward Steve Moundou-Missi (Montverde, Fla./Montverde Academy) after Yale had convinced Armani Cotton (New York, N.Y./Northfield Mount Hermon) and Brandon Sherrod (Bridgeport, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) to pass up recruitment from the higher levels a week earlier. Harvard also remains in the running for Andre Hollins (Memphis, Tenn./White Station) who cut his list to Ole Miss, Auburn, Minnesota, Stanford and the Crimson earlier this week.