Just minutes ago, news came out that 2017 4-star PF Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree has cut down his recruiting list. The good part of this news? Miami is still in contention.
Breaking: '17 PF Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree has cut his list down to Seton Hall, Miami, Villanova, VCU, Xaiver, Syracuse, Providence, & Temple.— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) April 12, 2016
Cosby-Roundtree plays his HS ball for storied Neumann-Goretti HS in Philadelphia. If that sounds familiar to Canes fans, it should: rising junior PG Ja'Quan Newton starred at Neumann-Goretti, leading them to City and State Championships while becoming the all-time leading scorer in Philadelphia HS Hoops history.
A long and lean athlete at 6'8" 215lbs, Cosby-Roundtree received a scholarship offer from Miami in the fall. Obviously, with Newton, a fellow Philadelphian, on the roster, and Miami's ever-present need for size on the roster, the Hurricanes' program could be enticing for the top 130 forward as he looks to make his collegiate decision in the coming months.
Cosby-Rountree is a defense and rebounding type player at the moment. He runs the floor well and has a developing offensive game. With the improvement that Tonye Jekiri saw over the course of his 4 year career in Miami, this staff has to feel confident that, should he choose to be a Hurricane, Cosby-Roundtree could have a similar, or greater, developmental path.
With Miami Basketball having pulled the best recruiting class in program history in 2016, getting a talent like Cosby-Roundtree would be a big step toward keeping that momentum going, and adding elite level talent to an already top-notch roster.
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