A bit of surprising news tonight: Dobbs Ferry junior Eric Paschall has given his verbal commitment to Fordham University.
The 6-foot-6 swingman announced his commitment on his Twitter account Thursday night. It brought a sudden and somewhat abrupt end to the recruitment of the areas hottest prospect, a player who became just the fourth Section 1 player to earn the coveted Mr. Basketball prize this season and who, at 16, seemed to have almost endless options for his future.
Paschall earned all-section honors as a sophomore and helped New York-based The City win an AAU National Championship last summer. He returned to average a Section 1-best 26.0 points per game as well as 11.2 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game as a junior.
Before giving his verbal commitment, Paschall had already amassed 10 offers, many of them before the high school season began. They included: Fordham, West Virginia, Providence, Iona, Radford, George Mason, Northwestern, VCU, Quinnipiac, and Manhattan.