Horne Sounds in Bridgton

Paris Horne may not put up huge numbers every time out, but that's because it's not his job at Bridgton Academy. The 6-foot-3 wing does a little bit of everything as a captain for the top-ranked prep school in America - and that has translated to a commmitment to a Big East school.

Paris Horne didn't need to wait any longer.

The Bridgton Academy (Maine) wing committed to St. John's on Monday, according to Bridgton coach Whit Lesure.

``He liked the feedback and the relationship he had with the coaching staff," Lesure said. "It was also a school on the east coast, which afforded his family a chance to see some of his games."

The 6-foot-3 wing is originally from Philadelphia, but went to Middletown High (Del.).

``He's a winner," Lesure said. "He's a team guy and a high-energy guy."

Horne has averaged 15 points per game for Bridgton, the top-ranked school in the prep ranks.

``Most everyone agrees that he hasn't hit his ceiling yet," added Lesure. "He doesn't always put up big numbers, but he's capable."

Lesure said that Horne was receiving a wide spectrum of interest from schools across the country.

``He's played very well for us since he's been here," Lesure said. "He gives us a lot of intangibles and leadership. It's also tough to measure what he does by his numbers because we're balanced and the wealth gets shared."

``He does a good job rebounding his position, he can handle it on the break and passes it well in transition," Lesure added. "And he's got the potential to be very good defensively."


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