Siena Lands Forward

Rob Lanier and his Siena program are now the proud owners of two commitments from the Class of 2002. Michael Haddix, a forward from St. Augustine's made it official Tuesday for the Saints.

Haddix Has Athletic Background

Philadelphia Eagles will remember the name Michael Haddix. He was a standout back on some solid Eagles teams. He's also the father of Richland (NJ) St. Augustine's forward Michael Haddix, Jr.

"It's official, Michael did verbal to Siena," St. Augustine's coach Paul Rodio said. "He's an excellent student with 1,300 on his SATs with a 4.0 at our place. He's a good student and a good kid. He's a little bit like Malik Rose. He can really finish inside and is left-handed and strong."

Haddix spent last season at Neumann in Philadelphia but transferred to St. Augustine's when his family moved to nearby Vineland.

The commitment comes on the heels of recent visit to Siena. "I went and visited this past weekend and I just went down there and really liked the coaches a lot, felt comfortable with the players and liked the campus."

Haddix, who says he averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds for last year's city champs, also considered Drexel, Penn and Princeton. Rhode Island and UMass were beginning to show interest.

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