Equally impressive is the effort this team made to first believe in what Coach and the staff were teaching, then execute the game plan to the best of their abilities. Many congratulations to the entire team on their accomplishments this season, and for returning to the Big West tournament during a season where few expected as much.
As far as the future of Vandal hoops under Coach Perry's leadership, things are looking to get back on track on the Palouse. Obviously, the effort of the team this season hardly means a BWC championship and NCAA tournament birth is in store for Idaho next season. But, the team should soon become more competitive in the conference race over the next few years as the staff fills the roster with the players they need to run their brand of basketball.
With regard to recruiting, the Vandals appear to be off to a good start already, having landed 2 talented recruits in Dave Radlovic and Delvin Spruel. Below are their bio's, along with several prospects the staff is "rumored" to be busy recruiting. The group is solid, and (as could be anticipated) heavy with forwards and centers. Overall, its a good group of athletes, with a healthy mixture of JC transfers and high school prospects (given the rapid rebuilding job currently underway by the staff).
We look forward to watching Delvin and Dave develop at Idaho, and look forward to welcoming others in the months ahead.
|Committed to The University of Idaho|
Class of 2002
(Courtesy Lee College)
|Delvin Spruel, 6-2, 180
|David Radlovic, 6-8, 220|
The recruiting class is off to a great start with the signings of Delvin and David. Below is a look at who Idaho is "rumored" to be recruiting at the moment.
|Guards||Tim Ellis, 6-3, 185, College of Southern Idaho|
|Dwayne Williams, 6-2, 180, Kennedy-King Junior College (IL) |
|Keith Christmas, PF, 6-6, 230, Gary West Side HS; Gary, IN|
|Yanifs Ducreay, C, 6-9, 270, Berkshire School; Homestead, FL|
|Kareem Johnson, F/C, 6-8, 240, Chipola Junior College (FL)|
|Jack May, PF, 6-8, 225, College of Southern Idaho|
In November Idaho received a verbal commitment from 6-8 Power Forward Brian Freeny, a highly regarded prospect (ranked at one point among the Top 100 by Hoop Scoop National Ranking Service) out of Mesquite High School in Arizona. However, it looks now like he may not qualify academically for the University of Idaho. If anything changes regarding Brian's status, we'll publish an update immediately. In the meantime we wish the best for Brian and hope to see him land on his feet, either at Idaho or wherever the road leads him.