Winbush To Miami-OH

Charlie Coles and the Miami-OH Red Hawks scored another commitment this week, possibly their best from the Class of 2007.

Shaker Heights standout Nick Winbush committed to Miami-OH on Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 star with the Cleveland Basketball Club had numerous choices but found the Red Hawks to be his favorite.

"I went down to visit and this was my second (visit) down there," Winbush said. "I like Coach Coles a whole lot. I like how good of a school it is academically along with the basketball. They have all three things – the coach, the school and basketball."

Winbush became the mid-major flavor of the week during a stretch at the Big Time in July. You could spot entire staffs from Miami and Cleveland State in the stands watching him and the competition for his services increased even after the event.

"When I went to Miami I knew that was the school I wanted to go to. I was going to take more visits but I knew I wanted to go to Miami."

When the entire staff of a school comes to a player's game in the summer it tends to leave an impression. Winbush said he say Charlie Coles and his staff in the stands and noticed the presence; not just of Miami but of many schools.

"When you see a lot of the coaches from the same staff it shows they're interested."

On Tuesday, Winbush reciprocated the interest with a commitment. He joins shooting guard Kenny Hayes and power forward Dwight McCombs in the Red Hawks class.

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