David Laury, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward from West Orange, N.J., has verbally committed to Iona and will be eligible to suit up in January 2013, a team source confirmed to SNY.tv.
Laury chose the Gaels over offers from Baylor, UMass and Southern Miss. He will have two and a half years of eligibility after sitting a full year at Iona.
“He is really, really good,” one Division 1 coach said. “He could be a pro.”
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