Pardon pledges to Northwestern on visit
During a visit to Northwestern on Saturday, Dererk Pardon, a 2015 recruit out of Cleveland (Ohio) Villa Angela-St. Josesph, committed to Chris Collins and Northwestern. Pardon confirmed the commitment news to Scout.com. "I felt like it a was a great fit," Pardon said. "I talked to the coaching staff. I loved them. I like the player they are bringing int. It was just a great fit for me." Pardon, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward, said he also considered Xavier and Pittsburgh. Pardon had previously visited Northwestern, but the visit Saturday sealed up his decision. "When I came down the first time, I was iffy about it," Pardon said. "But I had a good idea this time. It really closed the deal." Collins played a factor in the decision making, as did Northwestern assistant Brian James, who was the point-man on the Pardon recruitment. "Over the past couple months, I've grown very close to them," Pardon said. "They really stayed on me and everything. That was a good relationship. That was another factor in me committing to them." A three-star prospect, Pardon averaged 14 points a game as a junior. Pardon is the second 2015 prospect to commit to Northwestern. He joins Illinois native Jordan Ash to make up their current recruiting class.
Scout Hoops Top Stories
Brandon Slater commits to VillanovaVillanova picked up their first commitment of the 2018 class, as top 35 player Brandon Slater opted for the Wildcats.
Scout HoopsWednesday at 3:21 PM
MJ Walker commits to Florida StateM.J. Walker, one of the best available prospects in 2017, verbally committed to Florida State at a press conference at Jonesboro (Ga.) High on Wednesday.
Scout HoopsWednesday at 7:59 AM
Marek Dolezaj signs with SyracuseSyracuse secured the fourth member of their 2017 class on Tuesday, as Slovakian forward Marek Dolezaj tells Scout that he signed with the Orange.
Scout HoopsTuesday at 7:45 AM
Porter makes decision officialFour-star big man Jontay Porter will stay close to home and join his father at Missouri.
Scout HoopsMonday at 5:17 PM