Delaware forward picks Dukes
By Dave Mackall
Published: Monday, Nov. 22, 2010
Delaware high school forward Shakore Grant has supplanted Michigan junior college standout Doug Anderson as Duquesne's first men's basketball recruit for the 2011-12 season.
The 6-foot-7, 190-pound Grant has given Duquesne coach Ron Everhart a verbal commitment, his coach at Appoquinimink High School said.
"They're going to be getting a great basketball player and an even better kid," said Spencer Dunkley, who was taken in the second round of the 1993 NBA Draft by Indiana.
Grant, who has yet to visit Duquesne, averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks as a junior last season for Newark High School. He since transferred to Appoquinimink and lives with a legal guardian following the death of his mother.
Earlier this month, Duquesne received a verbal commitment from Anderson, a 6-6, 218-pound forward from Mott Community College in Flint, Mich., after he had made an official visit to the Bluff, but Mott coach Steve Schmidt disputed the decision, prompting Everhart to withdraw his scholarship offer.
Grant said Temple, Boston College and La Salle also offered him scholarships, with Florida, West Virginia, Xavier and Miami showing interest.
"I really can relate to Coach Everhart's philosophy. I wanted a coach that's going to let me play my game," Grant said. "That's what he's been telling me every time we've talked. Out of all the coaches I've talked to, he seemed the most real."
Former West Virginia linebacker King Glover, who operates a Philadelphia-based fitness center, has been working with Grant on improving his fitness, agility and nutrition habits. Glover said Grant is the type of athlete Everhart covets.
"He runs the floor very well to be 6-7, and he's very athletic," Glover said. "He's very aggressive, and he plays with a lot of heart. You cannot teach that."Additional Information:
Duquesne (1-1) at Bowling Green (1-2)
7 p.m. today
Anderson Arena, Bowling Green, Ohio
Radio: WPBG-FM (104.7)
Favorite: Duquesne by 2
Series: Duquesne leads, 15-9
Last meeting: 2008, Duquesne, 76-65
Outlook: Contrasting styles will be on display when Duquesne's up-tempo play clashes with Bowling Green's disciplined approach. Duquesne scored at least 100 points in its two exhibition games and its regular-season opener before losing to Robert Morris, 69-63, on Friday. Bowling Green has limited opponents in one exhibition game and three regular-season games to an average of 53.5 points. Only Michigan topped 60 points so far, beating Bowling Green, 69-50, on Thursday in the Legends Classic.
F/G Bill Clark 6-5 Sr. 18.5
F Damian Saunders 6-7 Sr. 7.0
G/F B.J. Monteiro 6-5 Jr. 12.5
G Sean Johnson 6-2 So. 11.5
G T.J. McConnell 6-0 Fr. 12.5
F Scott Thomas 6-7 Jr. 13.0
F Danny McElroy 6-8 So. 7.3
F/C Cameron Black 6-10 Fr. 7.7
G Jordon Crawford 5-6 So. 4.3
G Luke Kraus 6-2 So. 1.7
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