Trapani, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound senior forward at Hand High (Conn.) whose father, Charlie, was the captain of the Catamounts basketball team back in the 1970's, committed to Vermont on Wednesday.
``I didn't think I was actually going to go there, Trapani said. "I wanted to make my own legacy, but once I got there and saw the school, I loved it."
Trapani averaged 24 points and 13.6 boards per game as a junior and also received interest from the likes of Boston College, Providence, West Virginia, Holy Cross and Stanford. However, it came down at the end to Vermont and Fairfield.
``The new staff was the main reason I went with Vermont," Trapani added. "They were great and really related with me. I know Coach (Mike) Lonergan's track record as a great coach and that was important to me."
Trapani is a skilled forward who can step out and knock down shots from the perimeter. He needs to work on his quickness, but he's a good get for the Catamounts and will join guard Nick Vier as Lonergan's two-man recruiting class in 2006.