Cain commits to DePaul

Elijah Cain, of the Playaz Basketball Club, made his college commitment on Wednesday.

DePaul picked up their fourth 2015 pledge on Wednesday.

Elijah Cain, a standout at Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict, informed Scout that he will play his college basketball at DePaul. Cain picked the Blue Demons over Iona, Delaware and Wagner.

“I think it’s a good situation for me,” Cain said. “They are losing a wing player and they don’t have good guard depth. I think I can come in as a freshman and get some time.

“I like the location,” he added. “It’s in the Big East and I think with coach [Oliver] Purnell I can do well.

Cain took an official visit to DePaul last week.

“It was my first time being in Chicago,” he said. “I didn’t know what to expect. It was crazy. I wasn’t expecting it to be like that. The campus was real nice. I just got a good vibe.”

Cain, a 6-foot-5 wing, is a talented scorer. Cain scored 1,000 points in his first seasons at Medford Tech. He scored another thousand during his final two seasons at St. Benedict. Cain said he sees his offensive abilities fitting in at DePaul.

“They seem pretty free,” he said about their playing style. “They don’t do a lot of plays and stuff. They play similar to how we play on the AAU circuit. They trust their players and we go out there and play.”

Cain joins three-star recruits Raymond Doby, Deville Phillips and Oumar Barry to make up their current recruiting class.


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