Sunday night loaded with pledges
Nolan Berry
Nolan Berry
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 26, 2011


Sunday night was busy for commitments, and leading the way was Nolan Berry to Butler.

Sunday night some key targets decided to make their decisions. The Oklahoma Sooners and Butler Bulldogs landed important commitments while the Iowa Hawkeyes added another piece to their very solid 2012 class.

Maybe the biggest commitment of the night came in the 2013 class with Nolan Berry. The 6-foot-8 skilled forward made his pledge to the Butler Bulldogs. The two time national runners-up made Berry a major priority from moment one in the class, and that paid off with the commitment.

Berry, who is rated as the No. 94 prospect in the class, also entertained offers from Missouri, Purdue, and St. Louis to go along with interest from numerous other schools. At the end of the day though it was Butler that he felt was the best fit, and now Coach Brad Stevens has landed a very important pledge to keep things rolling.

During the month of July Buddy Hield was a sensation putting up huge scoring numbers, and that led to the Oklahoma Sooners making him a priority target. Along with Oklahoma, Hield was also considering Colorado, Boston College, Missouri, Nebraska, and many others before settling on the Sooners.

At 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, Hield can light it up from deep, and playing alongside Perry Ellis on the AAU circuit, he was able to lead the team in scoring on numerous occasions.

Also there was the commitment of Anthony Clemmons to Iowa. The Hawkeyes had been consistently beating down Clemmons door since he opened up his commitment to Eastern Michigan.

Now Clemmons is the fifth commitment for Iowa. Clemmons is a pure point guard who will be asked to complement combo guard Mike Gessel. Also his ability to distribute the ball will fit him in well with the athletic Patrick Ingram and a low block scorer like Adam Woodbury.

It was a busy Sunday night for pledges, and these three made waves with their decisions.


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