Sunday, October 21, 2012

VASJ's Flannigan commits to Cleveland State

Demonte Flannigan is staying home.

The Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School star pledged a verbal commitment to Cleveland State on Sunday, according to his AAU coach Michael Duncan.

Flannigan chose the Vikings over offers from DePaul, Wisconsin, St. Bonaventure, Miami (Fla.), Xavier and Akron, among others.

A 6-8, 240-pound forward, Flannigan took an official visit to CSU over the weekend.

He is rated a three-star recruit by both and

"Every school who offered wanted me," Flannigan told the News-Herald. "The biggest difference is Coach (Gary) Waters said he needs me. He wants me to come in and be a big part of what they are doing there."

A three-time first team all-state selection, Flannigan averaged 16.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots per game last season as a junior.

As a sophomore, Flannigan averaged 15.8 points and 11.3 rebounds.

The Vikings have one more scholarship to offer in the class of 2013. They're looking to add a center with the final scholarship.

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