Sunday, October 21, 2012

VASJ's Flannigan commits to Cleveland State

Demonte Flannigan is staying home.

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

Flannigan, a 6-8, 240-pound forward, chose the Vikings over offers from DePaul, Wisconsin, St. Bonaventure, Miami (Fla.), Xavier and Akron, among others.

"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."

He took an official visit to CSU over the weekend.

Flannigan is rated a three-star recruit by both and

A three-time first team all-state selection, Flannigan averaged 16.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks last season.

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 and are looking to add a center.

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