Monday, September 6, 2010

A Year Later

On this Labor Day, I figured I'd take a minute to thank everyone that has visited the site over the past year. The very first entry on this site was now just over a year ago, and in that year, Hawk Hill Hardwood had over 40,000 hits. For a site that primarily deals only with Saint Joseph's hoops, that's pretty impressive. So thanks to everyone that has visited over the past year. While the Hawks struggled last year on the court, better times seem to be just ahead.

In the year since I started this site, quite a bit has happened, and I have been fortunate enough to get to speak with a number of coaches, players, and parents.

Thanks to Langston Galloway's coach, Carlo Maggio for talking to the site about his star guard, and current SJU freshmen. The same thanks go out to Daryus Quarles' Paulsboro coach Byron Dixon, Pat Swilling Jr's coach Scott Thompson, and Ronald Roberts' Saint Peter's Prep coach Mike Kelly. Mike Kelly continually updated me, and therefore all readers, about Roberts' recruitment throughout last season.

On the player front, I got a chance to speak with freshman guard Langston Galloway, and his father Larry, after he signed his LOI with the Hawks back in November. After his son's spring commitment to the Hawks, I also got to interview former NFL star Pat Swilling Sr. for the site.

It has been a extraordinarily interesting year off the court for the Hawks. Chris Wilson, who spent this weekend on campus for his official visit, is currently the lone member of the 2011 recruiting class for the Hawks, joining Hofstra transfer Halil Kanacevic. The Hawks are likely to continue to recruit that class, as well as moving forward into the 2012 class.

Thanks to everyone who has visited the site over the past year. Please continue stopping by, as hopefully this is just the beginning for the site.

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