Pauls: Rennard Will Be Tremendous Addition

Reporter Mike Sullivan follows up on the commitment story of yesterday with some thoughts from Steve Rennard's AAU basketball coach Matt Pauls. Rennard is a guard who decided to play in the Ivy League ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Steve Rennard

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 173 pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: St. Joseph's in Metuchen, New Jersey

AAU PROGRAM: NJABC

AAU HEAD COACH: Matt Pauls

CLASS: 2010, A rising senior guard prospect

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST: Steve Rennard committed to Pennsylvania of the Ivy League Sunday, according to Team NJABC head coach Matt Pauls.

"This is a great thing for Team NJABC because of our focus on developing superb student/athletes," said Pauls.

"Team NJABC is pourd to help our student athletes attend great Ivy League institutions like Penn." Rennard had many offers too. We previously reported Vermont had been the latest school to offer this fundamentally sound shooting guard.

"Steve will be a tremendous addition to Pennsylvania," Pauls stated. "He is a great young man with a lot of promise." Iona College of New Rochelle, N.Y., had also offered a scholarship to Rennard, according to Pauls.

There were several other division one programs expressing interest in Steve's skill level. Among them: Fordham, St. Francis of PA, Holy Cross, La Salle, Davidson, Lafayette, Princeton, Brown, Lehigh, and Bucknell.

PREVIOUS EVALUATION REPORT ON THE INDIVIDUAL GAME OF STEVE RENNARD:

His ballhandling skills have improved and his ability to score with his dribble on mid-range jumpers has made progress.

His defense has strengthened too and taking his defender to the rim with his handle is becoming more consistent.


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