An athletic wing forward, Marcellus Sommerville has decided on the
University of Iowa as his college destination for next season. Others Marcellus was
considering include Kentucky, Bradley, St. Louis and Purdue. Sommerville averaged 14
points and 10 rebounds last year for a 23-5 ball club. The Hawkeyes are getting themselves
an athletic wing forward with the capability of being a deadly long-range bomber who has
played marvelously this summer with his Illinois Gold AAU team.
Lamar Grimes has backed out of his oral commitment to Loyola of Chicago
and eliminated them from his options. A 5'10" point guard, Grimes felt he was
pressured into a decision on his campus visit at Loyola. This past weekend he was on an
official visit at Northern Illinois in DeKalb. Lamar has stated that he would like to
commit to a college away from home. Lamar is a deceptively quick point guard with the
ability to put points on the board in a hurry.
5'10" Chris Hill has committed to the University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee. Others the quick water-bug point guard was considering include Tulane, Loyola
of Chicago and New Mexico State. The Panthers are getting a great leader with a tremendous
handle on the ball and a very heady player.
Fulton's Eric Ottens has chosen the University of Evansville. The combo
forward averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots per game for his
24-1 Fulton team last season. A versatile player, Ottens has been troubled this summer by
injuries but is back into basketball shape and looks to have a solid senior year.
Abingdon's 5'10" point guard Tyler McCurry has given the
University of Mercer a verbal commitment. Located in Georgia, the Bears are getting an
extremely quick point guard who can score and break down defenses with his quickness.
Others schools that McCurry was considering include Bucknell and Florida Atlantic.
Super sophomore, 6'6" Michael Binns, and junior brother, Maurice
Binns, have been declared ineligible for the season on their transfer from
Chicago Julian to Chicago Whitney Young.