Travis Jorgenson Searching For A New Home

When Travis Jorgeson (NH Prep, NH) arrived in New England (by the way of Columbia, MO) this fall he was apart of the 2013 Missouri Tigers recruiting class, but all that changed as of last week. Jorgenson, a 6-foot-0 lead guard who is looking to polish his game, while playing in the  NEPSAC before heading to college reopened his recruitment by deciding not to sign early with the University of Missouri.

 “It had nothing to do with Missouri or anything they did I just didn’t feel comfortable signing during the early signing period,” Jorgenson explained to HDM about his decision to reopen his recruitment. 

 Since reopening his recruitment, Jorgenson has heard from Alabama, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Tulsa, Creighton and Oregon St.

 Now that Jorgenson has a second chance at making the right choice on his college destination for next fall. Jorgenson, now has a better understanding what to look for in a school.

 “I want to go to a school where I can be the point guard on a winning team, and I also want to have a great relationship with the coaches.”

 The Tigers will be in need of a point guard next year depending on how the season goes for Phil Pressey. So look for Missouri to continue recruiting Jorgenson

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The Decision

September 24, 2012, Noah Vonleh, a 6’8 gifted student athlete from Haverill, Ma announced that he would reclass back into his original graduating class of 2013. As a reclassified recruit, Noah’s ranking is as high as #7 on most national recruiting sites.  Vonleh’s announcement to reclass ended speculation that buzzed around the recruitment world throughout the summer.

Vonleh’s performance at Adidas Nations last month against some of the top prospects in the country, improved his case as one of the best in the country regardless of class. Vonleh was playing like a man on a mission every time he took the court. The 6’8 combo forward averaged 19.3Ppg to go along with 11Rpg throughout the camp. If those numbers don’t jump out and scream star potential then I don’t know what will.

Vonleh continues a trend that is starting to build around New England and throughout the country. Kentucky freshmen Nerlens Noel (Tilton School, NH) was faced with the same decision this past winter with jumping up a class also. Nerlenswas met with academic requirements that he had to fulfill, which he eventually did and landed him in Kentucky as the #1 player in the class of 2012. Andre Drummond (St. Thomas More School, CT) the year before announced weeks before classes started at the University of Connecticut, he would skip out on his final prep year. This past spring, Wayne Selden (Tilton School, NH) announced he would jump up a class and graduate this school year with the 2013 student body.

All four players utilized the opportunity and time at their respected prep schools to improve on academic skills. Each student has been regarded as high character kids or better yet student athletes(emphasis on student) . We wish Vonleh good luck on his journey to having a great academic year and season on the hardwood.

According to CBS Sports, North Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Syracuse, and Ohio State are among the primary schools in the mix for Vonleh.

Andrew Wiggins, the #1 player in the class of 2014, is slated to announce his decision on whether to reclass or not in the upcoming weeks.

Noah Vonleh Mr. McDonald’s All American?

Noah Vonleh seen first hand what happened to Tilton’s Nerlens Noel, as he was not able to participate in the prestigious McDonald’s All American game back in march.

Rumors are circulating that Vonleh has talked about reclassifying, back into his original class of 2013. Here are 2 of many articles stating Vonleh’s possible move on being a member of the 2013 senior class…( NorthStarBaketball , Sports Illustrated )

If Vonleh plans on reclassifying, do it relatively early.  Don’t wait until the last minute, would be the advice one would give Vonleh.

Kentucky’s freshman Nerlen Noel waited until Feb. 1 to reclassify into the class of 2012 from 2013, this caused the nations #1 player to miss the precious McDonald’s All American game.

The 6-foot-9 Vonleh, now 17 years old transferred from Haverhill High School (MA) to New Hampton Prep (NH) for the 2011-2012 school year.  While at New Hampton Vonleh repeated his sophmore year and finds himself in a similar situation.

Playing in the “Burger Game” (as some like to call it) means everything to a young student athlete. The likes of Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, just to name a few, have graced the floor at the McDonald’s All American game.

Vonleh has been projected as a future NBA draft pick by scouts across the nation. Developing while in college a year earlier would only place him a year closer to his dream of playing in the NBA.

Ballots have to be submitted by January in order to be considered for the McDonald’s game, therefore Vonleh will have to reclassify before then.

Only true seniors are allowed to play in the McDonald’s All American Game.  Players are only eligible once during their high school career to play in the game.

Wayne Selden also learned from his teammates mistake, as he reclassified back to his original class a few months ago.  Look for Andrew Wiggins to do the same.

Vonleh has as good as a chance to make the game as anyone in the country, after his dominating summer campaign there is little left to prove.




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