Recruiting 2022 Offers

duncanlamb

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VCU target 4* Top 100 Donald Hand

comes in at No. 97 in the current 2022 Rivals150. The 6-foot-6 guard is coming off a big junior season at Landstown High.

“The season came and went really fast, we played well, actually lost in the semifinals, but it went well. I averaged 33 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists per game this year,” Hand said. “Coming out of quarantine and stuff, I really worked on all parts of my game, my athleticism, my ball-handling, creating my own shot. I really just stayed consistent with it, working out every day.”

With his ranking and the success he is having Hand Jr. has had a lot of contact with college coaches in the recruitment process.

“I think I have 14 or 15 offers right now, so things are going well with recruitment," he said. "I would say I am hearing from UConn, NC State, Louisville (I don’t have an offer there but I hear from them a lot), South Florida, Maryland, Clemson and VCU a lot.”


VCU:
“I talk with assistant coach JD Byers, and head coach Mike Rhoades checks in with me occasionally, but I talk with Coach JD a lot. They want me to come in a be a threat because they know I can create on and off the ball, that is what they like. They want me to come in and be like a "Bones" Hyland
for them.”
 
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RESRam

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Is there one place where all new incoming players, 2021 and 2022, are listed? Kinda’ hard to keep up with.
 

duncanlamb

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The District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) has yet to start its high school basketball season, but that has not slowed things down for

Darren Buchanan Jr.
His recruiting is still going, and he has spent a lot of time improving his game.


“It’s been kind of stressful to be honest, not being able to do something I love and compete for a championship is devastating," he said. "I have been staying true to myself and working on my craft every day. I have been hitting the weights more and just getting better as an overall basketball player

VCU: “They are a great school, one of the top teams in the A-10, and they play a very fast tempo.”

Seton Hall: “They contact me often, and they’re really on me hard. I like their coaching staff a lot and have created great relationships with them.”

Xavier: “They are on me pretty hard. Coach (Travis) Steele says he wants to build the class around me and he just loves my overall game and what I would bring to their program.”

Rutgers: “Very good program. I’m in contact with their coaches often. They show my family a lot of love and say I will be a difference-maker in their program.”

Rhode Island: “They praise me really high and say I will be able to make an impact right away with them as a freshman.”


RIVALS REACTION​

The first thing that pops off the page when you watch Buchanan is his toughness, his ability to guard up and down a lineup, his willingness to go rebound and his nonstop motor on both ends of the floor. Offensively, he is great with the ball in his hands as he touches the paint and makes a play. He is able to knock down a shot off the catch and can finish at the rim, through contact. On the bench, Buchanan is on his feet cheering for his teammates.
 

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Shrewsberry also extended an offer to a trio of four-star 2022 prospects from the DMV: combo guard Judah Mintz, point guard Dug McDaniel, and small forward Cam Whitmore.


McDaniel, the No. 80 overall prospect and No. 4 player in Virginia, has been recruited heavily by Michigan, Florida, and VCU. The 5-foot-9, 145-pound guard hopes to commit "soon", according to an interview with recruiting website