Thursday, August 25, 2011

BU gets commit from 2012 shooting guard

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

Among former Boston University men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers' greatest achievements in his time with the program was his ability to recruit heralded talent to Commonwealth Ave.

It's early, but Chambers' successor, first-year head coach Joe Jones, looks to be picking up exactly where Chambers left off as Jones picked up his first commitment in his tenure as the Terriers' new coach as Choate-Rosemary Hall (Conn.) shooting guard John Papale, this according to Adam Finkelstein of and the New England Recruiting Report.

Papale reportedly had offers from 23 other Division-I schools, a list that included the likes of the University of Massachusetts and the University of Rhode Island, before ultimately settling on the Terriers.

"First and foremost, BU is an excellent school and the opportunity to receive a world-class education in a great city like Boston is a situation I feel great about," Papale told the New England Recruiting Report. "From a basketball standpoint, I feel really comfortable with Coach Jones and the entire staff and feel confident that I can come in and make a significant impact right away towards helping the program succeed."

The 6'3" Papale is a two-star prospect on's recruiting database, an 85 overall, and is rated as the No. 81 shooting guard in the nation.

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