Mike White |8:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 29
Tom Droney, a standout junior on the Sewickley Academy basketball team, visited Wake Forest and Davidson this past weekend, but only one of the schools made his cut.
Droney has decided to cross Wake Forest off his list of schools. Although he is still looking at a few other colleges, Droney said his top three are now Pitt, Notre Dame and Davidson. There is a reason Droney is no longer considering Wake Forest, which offered a scholarship.
"The big factor is they already have two guards committed from the same [junior] class as me," Droney said. "I just don't see where I'd get that much playing time."
Droney was impressed with Davidson and said he is intrigued by how Davidson has developed guard Stephen Curry into one of the top guards in the country, and how the Wildcats made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last spring.
"I got there around 7:30 or 8 Friday night and the whole team came outside to meet me. That was pretty cool," Droney said.
The whole team - except Curry. "He had his wisdom teeth out that day," Droney said.
Notre Dame offered Droney a scholarship only recently and he said he wants to visit the school. Droney had said he wanted to make a college decision this fall, but he is now unsure when he will decide. He can't sign a binding letter of intent until November of his senior year.
Brown makes impact
A story in One Of America's Great Newspapers today points out how Gateway's Dorian Bell is having a terrific season. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08273/915953-365.stm. But the other half of Gateway's dynamic duo also has been making a big impact.
Corey Brown, a senior receiver-defensive back, and Bell are both Ohio State recruits. Brown has 22 receptions for 386 yards. He already has set the school record for touchdown catches in a season with 10. On defense, he has 20 tackles, including two for loss, one forced fumble and two interceptions.