3 Duquesne Recruits Named to Terrific Ten

Three area Duquesne recruits have been named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific Ten(s). Two will don jerseys next season while the third will hit the Bluff in Fall 2010.

Junior T.J. McConnell was named to the boys Terrific Ten and Carly Vendemia and Jocelyn Floyd were selected for the girls squad.

  • T.J. McConnell, a 6-foot-0 junior guard at Chartiers Valley High School who committed to Duquesne last year, was named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific Ten, the paper announced Sunday.

    McConnell, nephew of Duquesne's second-year women's basketball coach, Suzie McConnell-Serio, was a second-team Class AAA all-state pick, He averaged 22.3 PPG and hit 93 of 174 3-pointers (53.4 percent),

    McConnell has scored 1,344 career points in two seasons.

  • Carly Vendemia, a 6-1 forward from Beaver H.S., is a second-team all-state selection.

    She averaged 24.5 points and 14 rebounds in her final season as a four-year starter for Beaver.

    "She will attend Duquesne because, in part, she said, 'I am a stay-at-home kind of girl.'"

  • Jocelyn Floyd, a 5-6 shooting guard from Washington High School, is also a second team all-stater.

    Floyd finished with a 20.8 points-per-game average for Washington, which qualified for the WPIAL and PIAA playoffs and had a two-game run in each.

Nick Wilcox from Peters Township is the Trib's boys basketball player of the year. Markel Walker, who is headed to UCLA, is the girls basketball player of the year.

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