The above reasons are why so many division one coaches watch the Hawks during the spring and summer evaluation period. You can always find many division one players on its roster.
This year is no exception. A name many might not recognize but is getting offers is Kenny Horton, a 6-foo-6, 170-pound forward/guard, who also plays for Ossining High School in Westchester County, New York.
"Ken is a kid who can shoot the three and handle the ball and is long enough to get good rebounds inside," said Westchester Hawks head coach Phil Diasparra. "He is going to take a visit this week to Quinnipiac."
Quinnipiac is a well-run basketball program and directed by New York native Joe DeSantis. However, there is some stiff competition for the services of Horton.
Central Connecticut State and FDU are also making a serious run at Horton's skills. Each of these programs is also highly respected by many of the AAU and high school coaches in the area.
"He had a good summer for us," Diasparra said. "He's a good kid too and a hard worker."