Iona Gets A Good One
Jeff Ruland and Co., in the opinion of this website, have what amounts to a steal for their program. Guard Ricky Soliver of All Hallows committed and will sign with the Gaels in the very near future.
In Soliver, the Gaels will sign a player that could very easily have played at a higher level. "I thought that he demonstrated the ability to play at the highest level," head coach John Carey said. "I think the problem is sometimes that assistant coaches don't want to tell their head coaches maybe what they believe." We'll side with Carey on this one: Soliver can flat out play.
At the City of Palms tournament last December, he tossed in a 48-point performance. The lefty can shoot it, handle and is a scorer. Big East teams missed the boat here.
Soliver considered Fairfield and Iona in the end. He averaged 18 points a game for All Hallows as a senior. He has yet to qualify on the SAT but will take it again May 4. Carey confirmed that he's close but still needs the score.