St. Joseph Hawks 2017 basketball recruiting overview

St. Joseph’s class picked up a couple of quality forwards that will add necessary talents to the Hawks, both have size and range. Their no.1 prospect is 3 star small forward Taylor Funk. The 6-9 212 pound Manheim central high school star by way of Manheim, PA has good great potential. Funk is ranked as the 13th player in Pennsylvania by 247 for 2017 who not only scored 1,000 career points for Manheim Central but became the all-time leading scorer for Manheim Central high school by scoring a total of 1,977 points his high school career. Funk is good two way player with a great basketball IQ and quick hands, he averaged league leading 24.3 points a game his senior year at Manheim Central high while also hitting 229 three pointers.

Anthony Longpre is a 6-10 220 power forward who played at Glenelg Country high school in Elliot City, Maryland. Longpre is a Canadian born player who played for the U19 Canada National team that won Canada’s first ever gold medal playing in the FIBA international games. Longpre averaged 15.9 points 8.9 rebounds and 2.4 assist his senior season for Glenelg Country high school while also surpassing 1,000 points for his high school career. Longpre is another tall forward that will give the hawks a shooter and rebounder and is an underrated passer who gives the Hawks a player that can find other shooters from the post.

Funk and Longpre give the Hawks two decent offensive and defensive players with good range. Funk is a guy to watch, he is the player out of the two who can become an all-conference performer. He is not afraid to take the big shot and he is an athletic forward who can run the floor and score in transition. Longpre adds a player that can be a quality productive big off the bench adding much need size and depth, both players will add what the hawks are building and makes the hawks bigger and longer.

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