Former Schenley star signs with Marshall
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The up-and-down recruiting saga of former Schenley basketball star DeAndre Kane is over.
Kane, the leading scorer in Western Pennsylvania as a high school senior, signed a national letter of intent to attend Marshall.
Kane, who teamed with All-American DeJuan Blair to win three City League titles and a PIAA crown at Schenley, committed to Marshall over the weekend to end a dizzying recruiting process that included offers from Big East and Atlantic 10 schools before signing with the Thundering Herd.
"We are very excited about DeAndre," second-year Marshall coach Donnie Jones said in a statement. "He is a prolific scorer that fits perfectly into our style of play."
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Kane averaged 33 points per game at Schenley in 2007-08. He enrolled at Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C. — one of the top prep school basketball programs in the nation — and averaged 15.6 points for the 34-2 Bulldogs.
Along the way, Kane verbally committed to Duquesne in the summer of 2007, but he never signed.
Last December, he visited Pitt and Seton Hall, followed by vague reports that he had committed to Seton Hall. In January, Kane said he was re-opening his recruitment.
Marshall, which competes in Conference USA, returns a pair of freshman guards from a 15-17 team.
Davis picks Syracuse
Penn Hills linebacker Myles Davis made a verbal commitment to Syracuse, becoming the first player in new coach Doug Marrone's initial recruiting class.
Davis, 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, told Marrone of his decision after attending the spring games at Syracuse and Pitt.
"It (the Pitt game) wasn't really as intense," Davis told the Syracuse Post-Standard. "The guys (at Pitt) weren't getting after it as much. Nobody was making the big plays. It didn't seem like they were going 100 percent. At Syracuse, they really did.
"I like the fact (at Syracuse that) you get to run and make plays for yourself. Plus, you get the chance to knock somebody's head off. I love blitzing, running up there and seeing if you can get past them. I love that aspect."
Davis, who didn't have an offer from Pitt, is one of four Division I recruits coming back to Penn Hills next season.
Penn Hills football coach Ron Graham said defensive back/wide receivers Cullen Christian and Brandon Ifill have offers from Michigan, Pitt and West Virginia, and lineman Aaron Donald has offers from Pitt and Rutgers, among others.
Davis was recruited to Syracuse by linebackers coach Dan Conley, a Carlynton graduate.
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