Earlier this afternoon, 6'6 Eastern York High School senior Andrew Nicholas verbally committed to the Monmouth Hawks. Nicholas, who originally committed to Rutgers last summer when Fred Hill was at the helm, was apparently close to pulling the trigger to Saint Joseph's earlier this summer. At one point, Nicholas claimed to narrow his list of schools down to Saint Joseph's and Penn State. Shortly thereafter, both schools seemed to back off the talented lefty.
Nicholas is not the only player from his high school to commit to Monmouth today. According to Adam Zagoria, in the article linked below, Austin Tollitson, a 6'1 point guard from Easter York, also committed to Monmouth.
Andrew Nicholas seemed destined to be a Hawk earlier this summer. Well, today he signed with the Hawks. To the surprise of many, it was Monmouth, not Saint Joseph's. SJU does appear to be in the market for a sniper in the 2011 class, and I will provide you with names as I hear them.
Zagsblog- Nicholas to Monmouth