After such an action-packed spring, with the signings of Pat Swilling Jr. and Ronald Roberts, it has been a fairly slow summer up to this point for Saint Joseph's fans. There have been reports involving Montverde's Papa Samba Ndao and rising senior Andrew Nicholas. In the case of Papa Ndao, Montverde Academy reported that Ndao has given the Hawks a commitment. Shortly after that, Rivals.com reported the same. Aside from these two reports, there has been no further confirmation or elaboration on Papa's recruiting status. In the case of Nicholas, the former Rutgers commit was supposedly on the verge of giving the Hawks a commitment a few weeks ago, but all has been quiet since that report first surfaced.
A new name to throw into the mix now is that of Northfield Mount Hermon's rising junior Evan Cummins. Cummins is a 6'8 power forward who already has offers from Providence, UMass, Florida Atlantic, Boston University, and William and Mary. That list, as well as the news that the Hawks have offered Cummins, comes straight off of Northfield Mount Hermon's Twitter account, which is linked at the bottom of this article.
Cummins is the latest 2012 recruit to receive an offer from the Hawks. Scranton 6'5 guard Terry Turner is another target who has emerged over the past 6 months or so as a top target of the SJU coaching staff. Neshaminy's Ryan Arcidiacono has long been a top target of the coaches, and remains one. Ryan's stock has exploded this summer thanks to his strong showing on the AAU circuit. Ryan now boasts offers from some of the biggest names in college basketball, such as Florida, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Notre Dame. Most of these 2012 recruits are still about a year away from making their college decision, so there is time for school lists and leaders to change.
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