Looks like a very good get for Albany. A-10 quality player. Especially good for them since he's choosing Albany over UVM and they're desperate for bigs.Albany gets a big time 2022 recruit in Jonathan Beagle, a 6'9 3/4 that chose Albany over UMass, Pitt, $iena, Vermont, Iona and Patino, and apparently had interest from West Virginia and some other ACC schools. Local kid who chose to stay near home.
ALBANY — Jonathan Beagle, whose high school career started at Hudson Falls, announced his commitment Friday night to play for the UAlbany men’s basketball program via social-media posts.dailygazette.com
This really is the reality of recruiting today. I'm hoping it leads to more impact type freshman hitting the AE, doing well for 2 years then transferring up. Instead of what it has been, spend 2-3 years developing a kid then lose him when he can finally grab a spot on a bigger team. I don't mind it happening if we get more "stars" that leave. It's the projects that hurt when they go.Most likely, but probably not because of underperformance. He will be looking to take his talents to a higher level.
It only works if they are true impact players, you get enough of them, and you can keep the pipeline going when they leave after 2 years.The Bob Walsh plan did not work at Maine, unfortunately.