Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Towson was picked to finish 12th out of 12 teams this year in the CAA, but head coach Pat Skerry is absolutely elated about his team going forward.
On Wednesday, Towson received signed Letters of Intent from Timajh Parker, Barrington Alston, Frank Mason and Jerome Hairston.
“We’ll stack it up against anybody,” Skerry, the former Pitt and Providence assistant, told SNY.tv by phone. “We got four really good ones so we’re pumped about that.”
Hairston is a 6-1 guard out of North Carolina and Mason is a 5-11 point out of Virginia.
“Both guards are really good,” Skerry said. “Jerome Hairston was recruited by BCS schools. He went to the Chris Paul camp and NBA Players camp.
“Frank Mason led the biggest [high school] division in Virginia in scoring last year.”
Parker is a 6-7 power forward out of Trumbull (Conn.) St Joe’s whom Skerry said “had multiple A-10 schools” involved.
Alston is a 6-9 athletic power forward now at New Hampton Prep.
“He’s gonna be real good,” Skerry said.
So regardless of what happens this season, Skerry says, “They’ll all help us next year.”
Towson also has two very good transfers sitting out in 6-7 forward Jerrelle Benimon from Georgetown and 6-6 shooting guard Mike Burwell, an East Brunswick, N.J. native who prepped for Kelvin Jefferson at South Kent before going to South Florida.
“All those six guys are going to play a lot of long minutes for us,” Skerry said.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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