Sunday, November 28, 2010

Newark Eastside gets a Visit from Head Hawk

On Friday night, Saint Joseph's took down Mike Rice's Rutgers team at the Palestra, 76-70. Over the past several months, Rutgers has garnered it's fair share of national attention for signing a number of highly-regarded recruits in the 2011 class. A day after taking down the NJ state school, SJU head coach Phil Martelli traveled north to Newark to pay a visit to two recruits. Newark Eastside High School's Twitter read, "Head coach Phil Martelli fresh off his victory over Rutgers was @ our practice today checking out Tariq Carey '12 and Will Joyce '13."

I saw Carey play in the Eddie Griffin Challenge in October, and had this to say about his game:

I was interested in seeing Carey play, since he is a name I have heard quite a bit of over the past year. Carey, a 6'2 guard from Newark, has garnered a decent amount of Big East interest over the past year, and seems to have his eyes set on a conference like the Big East or ACC. In my opinion, both Carey and Dallas Anglin were the best New Jersey guards Sunday after Kyle Anderson. Carey is very quick and strong with the ball. Due to his size, colleges probably want to see him develop into more of a pure point guard to play at the Big East or ACC level. His perimeter shot struggled a bit in this game, but he still managed to score 8 points. I can see why high-majors are keeping an eye on Carey.

While Carey is a name that I was familiar with, Will Joyce is not. The SJU coaching staff is putting in some really early work in the 2013 class, one that is loaded in the tri-state area. Princeton Day School's Davon Reed has spent time on campus already this year and is receiving significant interest from the SJU coaching staff. Chester's Rondae Jefferson was at the SJU-Rutgers game on Friday evening. Joyce, a 6'4 forward, is only a sophomore, but seemingly one that has stood out to the SJU coaches.

According to the Newark Eastside blog, here, Joyce has been on the Saint Joseph's campus twice unofficially already. The picture of him above is from the Newark blog.

Tariq Carey and Will Joyce are two names for Hawk fans to remember.

Newark Eastside Twitter

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