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thinker1/1/2012 9:53:25 PM

GW has interest according to @Ballin365dotcom


ESPN Rates him as a 78

Here's their scouting report:


An attacking young swingman with plenty of talent, Severe shows some early signs of upside and potential. He gets to the rim north to south as well as east to west with a quick first step and good economy of motion. He runs hard in transition, has dexterity putting the ball on the floor and finishing, and actually prefers to drive left. Severe is also a capable shot maker off the catch or the dribble with terrific shot preparation for a youngster. We like his frame as well as he boasts a naturally strong core with long arms.

At first glance Severe doesn't have any noticeable flaws. When he gets it going he's able to put the ball in the basket in a number of ways. Consistency is his biggest challenge right now along with continuing to develop his I.Q. and decision making. Defensively, Severe has the physical tools to eventually be very good and only needs to solidify his fundamental principles.

Bottom Line:
A good looking young prospect who shows a lot of positive signs offensively, Severe is one of the top young swingman in the New York City area in the class of 2013.

BM1/2/2012 8:24:42 AM

Recent game article.

Dolphin Michael1/2/2012 8:28:23 AM

Do I sense that you and herve are starting a scouting service? Internet-based references??? I would add in that you could scan tweets and facebook for "bad" stuff that would wave red flags, etc.


Totti1/2/2012 9:35:45 PM

It would nice to get in this pipeline from CTK, as Mason has done well with Pearson and Edwards. I think GW's last connection was Kristeena Alexander, who transferred in.

thinker1/7/2012 6:56:32 PM

At the UCONN - Rutgers game according to the twittersphere.

BM2/1/2012 9:10:26 AM

Alex Kline @TheRecruitScoop

2013 Christ the King (NY) SG Jon Severe lists offers from Houston, Xavier & Drexel, with interest from Providence, Rutgers & Florida

thinker2/4/2012 11:05:10 AM

Twittersphere reports that Texas is now recruiting Severe as well.

TMY2/12/2012 2:04:23 PM

 According to @TheRecruitScoop, GW offered:

George Washington & Towson have offered Jon Severe, a 2013 SG from Christ the King (NY). Houston, Xavier & Drexel have also offered.

BM3/8/2012 10:46:59 AM

Alex Kline@TheRecruitScoop

Monmouth, Quinnipiac, Marist & Niagara offered Jon Severe, a 2013 SG from Christ the King (NY), today.

BM4/1/2012 5:06:16 PM

Offers from X, Marist & Quinnipiac.

Atlantic4/3/2012 6:20:02 PM

 this kid plays with Omar Calhoun, he can shoot the 3 very well

BM4/16/2012 5:38:05 PM

Alex Kline@TheRecruitScoop

Cincinnati has offered Jon Severe, a 2013 SG from Long Island Lightning (NY).


BM4/17/2012 10:51:11 AM

Alex Kline@TheRecruitScoop

Following Jon Severe's Dayton & Cincinnati offers, Maryland will watch the 2012 Long Island Lightning (NY) SG workout on Wednesday.

VB4/23/2012 10:22:33 AM

Byron Kerr tweeted below:

#gwbb offered Christ The King (NY) SG Jon Severe few months back, watched him play in Minn. this weekend & last wknd per source

#gwbb has been targeting Christ The King (NY) SG Jon Severe for quite some time and offered months ago not just recently

Mike K4/25/2012 8:44:11 PM



Alex Kline@TheRecruitScoop

Providence is now expressing interest in 2013 Long Island Lightning (NY) SG Jon Severe. Villanova called about him yesterday.

Mike K5/1/2012 9:41:47 PM

Alex Kline@TheRecruitScoop

South Carolina has offered 2013 Long Island Lightning (NY) SG Jon Severe.

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BM6/12/2012 8:47:16 AM

Tells RIvals he has offers from Florida, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Dayton, Seton Hall, and Rutgers.  Looks like we're out of the picture.

BM6/15/2012 9:41:26 AM

Missed this, but in the same article, he says this about his official visits...

"I'm gonna go to George Washington because they've been recruiting me the most. So, I'm gonna show love and come down to their school"

Free Quebec6/15/2012 9:58:20 AM

At first I read that as a verbal.  then, I realized it's probably him saying he's visiting GW more as a courtesy to reward GW for recruting him hard than becuase he really has us at the top of his list.

BM6/30/2012 2:20:19 PM

Adam Finkelstein@FinkelsteinNERR

GW expected to have Jon Severe on campus today

BM7/9/2012 4:07:35 PM

NYPost_Brazille Christ the King rising senior Jon Severe hearing the most from Providence, Cincinnati, Seton Hall, GW and Drexel, he says. #boyshoops

NYPost_Brazille Severe has no favorites and won't take visits until the fall. #boyshoops 3 hours ago

BM7/26/2012 9:06:02 AM


Jon Severe (NY Lightning 2013) – Severe is a hardnosed NYC guard who can really space the floor by knocking down jump shots. He established the long ball early in a win over D-One Sports and then utilized a strong shot fake to sneak past defenders and get into the paint. While Severe’s scoring mentality serves him well at times, I would like to see him create for others a bit more. He has a tendency to force the issue offensively rather than letting things come to him and could be even more dangerous if he learns to pick his spots.

Jon Severe (NY Lightning 2013) – Severe listed Florida State, Cincinnati, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Drexel, Seton Hall, Providence and George Washington as schools in the mix for him while acknowledging there were probably a few others he couldn’t think of. Of those schools Severe stressed multiple times that George Washington is pushing for him the hardest and really making him a priority but didn’t necessarily suggest that made them his leader. He said that all the schools are basically equal at this point. Severe plans to narrow it down in August once he has time to step back and process everything.

BM9/10/2012 9:26:38 AM

Calvin Muhammed@LIlightning
Jon Severe will be taking an official visit to A 10 member George Washington in the next week.

BM9/16/2012 2:58:47 PM

We roll out the BIG guns...

Joe Arbitello@ctkcoachjarbs
Jon sever on his visit to GW. They are serious about wanting him.

thinker9/16/2012 4:56:14 PM

I'm not sure what the picture with LBJ has to do with anything -


herve9/16/2012 5:32:11 PM


Florida Colonial9/16/2012 6:48:06 PM

 From CTK website


thinker9/16/2012 8:06:32 PM

Obviously Severe is being recruited by a bunch of majors and he would be great at GW.  I wonder if the coaches think that we really have much of a shot - ML & CO have already gotten a verbal from a 2013 SG - Nick Griffin.  Also obviously there are still a number of ways that things could work out -- such as Garino being able to play SG and whether Lasan ends up staying for his redshirt senior year.  But the 2012 graduating seniors are Bynes, Pellom and Smith - and GW clearly is in the market for forwards and point guards as well as the one big guy from Florida.  Obviously there are some Savage fans who believe that he could be a backup PG but I think ML still wants to get another PG next year.  Then one wonders if 2 SG recruits in 2013 makes the roster a bit lopsided with too many SGs - potentially Savage, Lasan, Griffin, and Severe.

BM9/16/2012 8:21:45 PM

 It gets a bit more complicated since we're also recruiting Rene Castro hard. He's more of a PG than Griffin and Severe, but also a huge scoring threat. I guess Griffin is being pigeon holed as a shooter.  

Dolphin Michael9/17/2012 8:11:08 AM

 BM, Lonergan will go with a lot of guards, if they are 6'2 and above. I think that the most confusing thing to a fan is that we watched Lonergan coach last year's GW team that he didn't build. Right now, we have 3 legit guards and 2 small forwards who can handle the ball. I could see him building the number of "GUARDs"   on the roster to five.

Also, he isn't the "water-bug" kinda guy--however, if they were really good, I could see him take a small guy. The problem is on the defensive end. 

Of course, this is based just on watching him and his teams. We may see our team start to rain 3's just as long as they are open looks for good shooters. 

Bigfan9/18/2012 4:21:33 AM

Wonder if LeBron James mentioned that he should go to GW.

Noticed also that Jon Severe has a 6'11 265 pound teammate starting to gain attention. Make a nice


BM9/20/2012 8:51:16 AM

Zach Braziller@NYPost_Brazille
Rhode Island will host Christ the King's Jon Severe and Curtis' Hassan Martin for officials this weekend, per a source. #boyshoops

BM9/22/2012 5:43:21 PM

 URI just signed another 13 PG. 

yawle9/24/2012 4:00:26 PM

 what do you mean BM?  can you be a bit more descriptive?

BM9/24/2012 4:35:20 PM

Severe plays the combo position and the new URI commit is a top 100 scoring PG.  I'm implying that Severe may think twice about signing with URI (or URI may back away from Severe).

TJT9/24/2012 5:04:29 PM

URI's top 100 recruit EC Mathews wants to exclusively play pg.  He indicated that URI would allow him to do that right away and he would be able to learn the position from Dan Hurley, Bobby Hurley, and Preston Murphy who all played pg in college.  He does not see himself as a combo guard.

URI's other top 150 commit of the weekend Hassan Martin, who was in Kingston with Severe this past weekend is a forward.  


yawle9/24/2012 5:30:47 PM

 thank you

BM10/5/2012 1:32:06 PM


From thi$ interview, it seems like we're still recruiting Severe too.

"The only [reason] I'm considering George Washington is [because] I'll be able to start my freshman year as a scorer," said Severe, noting the staff's intention on playing him right away. "They want me to come in as a scorer and, as years [progress], they're going to put me in as a slasher."

The Other MG10/5/2012 7:19:04 PM

And he was assured that he'd start his freshman year?   I thought this was the year when we were all taking a more realistic approach on Entitlements.

Free Quebec10/5/2012 10:25:08 PM

I don't think he was assured a starting spot.  I think that meant they would start him out as a scorer, before making him a slasher - I don't really know what that means, but I didn't read that to mean that he would automatically be in the starting lineup.

JP10/5/2012 10:40:05 PM

 I'm with JR.  I don't like the "...the only reason" comment.

LA Fan10/6/2012 1:20:15 AM

I would say to stop recruiting him for that comment.  We don't need guys who are only considering us because they think they will start here and that's it.  GW basketball has been in a serious rut over the last few years, but this program has had some good years.  There is no need o belittle it with a comment like that.  Have fun playing at Duquesne Jon and watch in a couple of years when your team is losing to GW by 20. 

BM10/6/2012 7:58:16 AM

I'm pretty sure almost all basketball recruits are assured a starting spot, at least a 20ppg average and their nightly choice of coeds.  Only Kentucky delivers.

Tuna Can10/6/2012 5:33:32 PM

BM, it's easier for Kentucky. They don't worry about that 4-year thing. Going to UK for basketball is sort of akin to spending a year abroad. 

BM10/7/2012 11:28:09 AM

Zach Braziller@NYPost_Brazille
Christ the King's Jon Severe has a list of Rutgers, St. Bonaventure, URI and GW, but says he's still open. #collegehoops


BM10/17/2012 12:24:37 PM

Named #3 best pre-season player in NYC by ($).

Castro10/17/2012 2:01:45 PM

Severe is really, really, really good.  Would be quite a get for GW, or any A10 school quite honestly. Only reason I can think why more conferences like ACC/Big East aren't as involved is 6'2'' size for a SG- and he's definitely a SG, not a point.  That said, he can certainly score. 

JP10/17/2012 4:54:13 PM

The more I read about this kid, the more I'm hoping the "the only reason I'm looking at GW" comment was really intended to be "the MAIN reason I'm looking at GW".  We need some studs.  Adding Butler and VCU to the mix, along with a resurgent St. Joe's, means we have some serious work in the A10 ahead of us. 

GeeWhiz10/18/2012 9:42:05 AM

I agree with JP.  I think he meant main versus only.  Hopefully he can learn a lesson from this.  Choose your words carefully when speaking to the press.  It is ok to take a few extra seconds to respond to questions.  Less is more.

BM10/24/2012 1:17:37 PM

E$PN article says if he decides early, it'll be between GW, URI & Bonnie, but he might wait it out.  Duquesne has jumped in recently (as a backup plan to Castro?).

Florida Colonial10/24/2012 3:02:11 PM

Interesting article. Nice insight into the game of recruiting from both the school and the recruits perspective.

Lets hope we have a 4th scholarship avaialble this year so we dont miss out on the possibility of both Severe and Castro.

BM10/30/2012 7:34:15 PM

 More of the same

BM11/14/2012 8:27:39 PM

Looks like he's holding out for a better offer...

Zach Braziller@NYPost_Brazille
No plans as of yet for Christ the King's Jon Severe to commit or sign this week, he said. Duquesne, GW, St. Bon. and Rhode Island involved.

I think we should move on at this point.

Florida Colonial12/6/2012 5:38:18 PM

 new article

BM12/12/2012 2:25:25 PM

Attended the GW/Rutgers game as noted by others....

URI Rams/HEAT Fan@NewEraURI_Hoops
Hearing once Rutgers offers NY G Jon Severe he will most likely wind up there.

Neil12/29/2012 8:16:55 AM

 Not coming to GW.  Move on

ziik1/1/2013 7:13:05 PM

Not quite yet, Neil

CT Colonial1/2/2013 4:05:59 AM

 Sounds like it's not happening...

Florida Colonial1/11/2013 9:47:20 PM

 To confirm what we all knew


From Rivals

2013 Christ the King (NY) 6-foot-1 shooting guard Jon Severe could have chosen between four Atlantic-10 schools in the fall, and could have finished his recruiting process, but instead waited things out. His recruitment has blown up because of that move.

As he is playing his best ball during his senior campaign, Severe no longer has to decide between St. Bonaventure, Duquesne, Rhode Island and George Washington, although all schools except for George Washington are still involved with him.

Tennessee Colonial1/11/2013 10:49:22 PM

Seems that a lot of verbage is wasted on people not coming here. Copes is an example. Get hopes up and in the end, nothing. Might just wait till they are signed.

BM1/28/2013 10:49:20 AM

GW assistant on hand for a game, still offering.  The way I read this, we're still keeping the relationship warm, maybe in case Johnson doesn't come.

Tuna Can2/6/2013 9:25:50 PM

 OK if I were Jon Severe .... why isn't GW THE school on my list. The school has a big NY base; GW is, if not rolling with the current Fresh. class, at least getting some serious basketball junkie interest. AND TIME is screaming  that it can be had. We lack the Carl Elliott type of point. if JS can come in and make a statement, we would be looking at instant national attention. I see extended Severe-Savage-Joemac time.

BM2/20/2013 10:47:50 AM

Visiting Alabama.  GW mention.

BM2/22/2013 6:24:50 AM

 @TheRecruitScoop: Pittsburgh has offered 2013 Christ the King (NY) SG Jon Severe. West Virginia offered earlier this week.

BM3/22/2013 10:51:36 AM

This from last week.  Doesn't look at all like the staff has given up on Severe.

George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan and assistant Hajj Turner, Fordham head coach Tom Pecora and assistant John Morton, and Rutgers head coach Mike Rice and assistant Van Macon were in attendance to see Christ the King’s Jon Severe, the city’s top senior, lead the Royals to the CHSAA Class AA intersectional title. Severe doesn’t plan to make a decision before next weekend’s state tournament.

Read more: RECRUITING CONFIDENTIAL: Christ the King freshman Rawle Alkins draws comparisons to Lance Stephenson -

Frre Quebec3/22/2013 12:39:12 PM

 Rutgers coach was suspended for abisive behavior toward his players this season.   They are also not going to sniff the tourney in the Big 10.  

GW needs only a couple of shooters to be a tourney contender.    Hope severe makes a smart decision. 

BM3/22/2013 12:42:11 PM

And now...

Christ the King senior guard Jon Severe will cut his list on Saturday, head coach Joe Arbitello confirmed to

The news was first reported by

The 6-foot-2 Severe is considering Fordham, Duquesne, George Washington, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Kansas State and Creighton.

Fordham, George Washington, Duquesne and Pitt are among those considered to have the strongest chance.

CPots3/22/2013 2:20:58 PM

This would be a BIG get.... let's hope ML and staff can get it done... I hope they're in Albany this weekend...  

BM3/23/2013 3:31:35 PM

Goes for 40

LA Fan3/23/2013 4:28:37 PM

It will be pretty exciting if we get LOI's from Nigel Johnson and Severe in a few weeks.  Watching VCU, you see a lot of quickness and depth in their backcourt.  We would be pretty stacked next year if these two sign.


Sauteur3/23/2013 6:31:44 PM

Good news, CPots:

Mike Lonergan@MikeLonergan

Must be a lot of Catholics in Albany. I had to stand in back of church and I wasn't late! Forgot it was Palm Sunday. My legs are tired!

The Rabbi3/23/2013 6:31:46 PM

Lonergan's in Albany:

Florida Colonial3/23/2013 6:33:17 PM



Jon Severe says he will not cut his list tonight


Probably because he's getting a lot more calls

G-Dubber3/23/2013 6:33:38 PM


Jon Severe says he will not cut his list tonight


We'll just have to wait a little longer. Was named Mr. New York Basketball 2013 yesterday as well

LA Fan3/23/2013 7:12:01 PM

 It doesn't feel good to hear that John Calipari was court-side at that game.  It looks like they already have a few pg's on their roster.  If Severe comes to GW he will play.  Hopefully he responds to that pitch.

BACCAS923/23/2013 7:15:23 PM

ESPN has him as a shooting guard; is he a point guard?

G-Dubber3/23/2013 7:20:35 PM

 Apparently JC was there to look at his 2014 recruits already, including #1 2014 Towns Jr among others. I cant imagine him going for JS. The team we need to worry about is Pitt. Hopefully we can sell playing time, and the chance to be a face of the program for years to come.

doug sandels3/23/2013 7:25:49 PM

Just show him video of the UMass ending and ask whether he wants to be the guy who gets the big 3's at the end of games.

G-Dubber3/23/2013 7:31:16 PM

 What did he say?

CPots3/23/2013 7:56:14 PM

 Ha, gotta love twitter, go ML!

Florida Colonial3/23/2013 9:37:25 PM

Must be a lot of Catholics in Albany. I had to stand in back of church and I wasn't late! Forgot it was Palm Sunday. My legs are tired!

Florida Colonial3/23/2013 9:38:23 PM

 sorry for the multiple posts


NewGWFan3/25/2013 3:33:34 PM

Saw that Rutgers added a new JUCO recruit today.  I don't know about there scholarship situation but maybe they are filled now? 

I think landing Jon is the biggest priority this offseason.  If that doesn't happen, I think GW should look to land an impact transfer if possible.

G-Dubber3/25/2013 3:45:59 PM

 Appartently, he is visiting Creighton and K-State this week. His season has really skyrocketed him up the charts. Would honestly be amazed if he got him now :-/

Florida Colonial3/25/2013 8:01:55 PM spoke with Severe before he left for Albany to participate in the State Championship and he said he would cut his list down on Saturday night. True to his word, Severe texted us his list of ten schools saying, "Not in order: West Virginia, Pitt, Rutgers, Fordham, Seton Hall, Duquesne, George Washington, Kansas State, Boston College, CREIGHTON."

Asked what the ten schools have in common, Severe responded, "Chance of playing a lot as a freshman."

G-Dubber3/26/2013 2:58:27 PM


2013 Christ the King (NY) SG Jon Severe will make his college decision on May 22nd

NewGWFan3/26/2013 3:01:58 PM

What's the significance of this date?  Any chance GW wins?

Poog3/26/2013 5:22:52 PM

Since Jon Severe is not Scott Boras playing one suitor against another for a larger and longer contract, one would have to feel that GW should be concerned about Severe's delaying his announcement until after the spring signing period. Certainly maximizes his flexibility assuming everyone currently interested stays so. Positive reaction attributed to him concerning Creighton's recent involvement in his recruiting and their entrance into the new Big East at least suggests that GW confidence in being able to land him may be wavering. Not sure where the May 22 timing coincides with NBA draft declarations but no doubt his recent accolades tip the scale in his favor. Probably not so for GW. Big question is whether ML and staff have a Plan B target and whether they would pursue it proactively.

Florida Colonial3/26/2013 7:46:37 PM

 That date is his schools awards night

Poog3/26/2013 9:29:11 PM

 The Mini-Decision

NewGWFan3/27/2013 9:17:34 PM

 Wake offered today.

BM3/29/2013 10:34:18 AM

 Named best guard in NYC by NYHoops

CPots4/4/2013 11:07:56 PM

 Creighton just received a verbal from juco pg Devin Brooks which should take them out of the Severe sweepstakes.

ESPN: Iowa Western Community College point guard Devin Brooks (Harlem, N.Y.) verbally committed to Creighton on Wednesday, has learned. 


BM4/5/2013 10:13:58 AM


Free Quebec4/5/2013 10:20:31 AM

Kid could be the featured scorer on a good team as a freshmen if he comes here.

Probably not too many of the other schools on his list can offer that.

BM4/5/2013 10:41:24 AM

The May 22 decision date could work in our favor as we have so many open slots to fill.  Other schools may choose to fill their one or two open slots before then.

wax daddy4/5/2013 10:54:53 AM

Poll Question: If we get him, is the Kromah, Pellom, Nigel Johnson news worth it? I am trying to stay optimistic here...

NewGWFan4/5/2013 10:58:39 AM

Wax Daddy,

I'd vote it is hands down.  I mentioned in another post that the Pellom loss is negligible as he didn't contribute anything last season.  Johnson would essentially be replaced by Severe and you could argue that it's an upgrade. 

I think Pitt or Seton Hall is the biggest worry.

Eggplant4/5/2013 11:42:51 AM

BM - The May 22nd date may not actually be good news. Trying not to be a pessimist here but does anyone know if he is qualified yet? Not sure why he would wait until end of May since as was mentioned that might limit his options.

CPots4/5/2013 11:47:35 AM

 I believe he has a number of official and unofficial visits left which is why he's taking his time. I agree with BM, other schools may not want to wait while we'll likely have a slot for him.

bobo4/6/2013 3:08:20 PM

I say GW maintains offer regardless of the injury.  They have the spots open that they can wait fo Severe to return from his injury.

LA Fan4/6/2013 3:50:57 PM

I recommend watching the highlight video BM posted a couple of days ago.  I came away thinking Severe would be GW's best recruiting score in a long, long time.  The guy looks like a major player who will have no problem playing at the college level. I really hope the injury is not serious for him. That is unfortunate.  Hopefully it's no big deal and he can heal over the next couple of months (and sign with GW).

The MV4/6/2013 4:35:26 PM

Do not be scared off by the injury.  We now Severely need this guy.  Hopefully, Jon will recognize that GW offers the best of all worlds....a program that is more competitive than Fordham and Duquesne, with minutes easier to come by than Pitt or WVU, at a program pointing in the right direction (unlike Rutgers).


CPots4/6/2013 5:10:04 PM

 May work in our favor, we should be making contact now more than ever...

Poog4/6/2013 6:24:23 PM

Though Severe hasn't signed anywhere yet, old-timers can't help but think of two things -- Dapper Dan Classic & Max Blank.

ziik4/6/2013 7:04:30 PM

Max was worth it., if just for the feature in SI, Poog. 

And, it was amazing to see that guy play bball on one leg. 

Poog4/6/2013 7:43:53 PM

 Still have a copy of that Frank Deford article

newtman4/6/2013 8:01:11 PM

yeah Max Blank. when he played Kuester made him inbound the ball after an opponent's basket just to ensure Max ran the full 94 feet. Kuester was a genius (sarcasm).

herve4/6/2013 8:19:34 PM

Mrs. herve has weighed-in and says acl/pcl injury. With good rehab and rest he would lose 15% max of what he had before and, because of his age, could be 100% of previous capacity. Here's my cliff notes version before she started saying things I no longer understood (and really fast too): it was a non-impact injury which means he took-off funny or it was already somewhat unstable and the force of taking off for the dunk caused the in-air injury. He could initially walk-off because the body had not kicked-in to cause swelling, but once the severity of it is recognized, the body become highly unstable.

Regardless, PLEASE choose GW. It's a great school in a great city and we really want to win...and can offer starter's minutes in October.

CPots4/6/2013 8:37:09 PM

 Kansas State just got a commitment from a combo guard...should take them out of the race with two guards committed...

ziik4/6/2013 8:52:49 PM

Francis DuFord, Poog.

read his bio. It's a nice read. I'm inviting him to lunch, next time I am in his neighborhood.

newtman4/6/2013 9:08:32 PM

NY Daily News (aka The Truth) article posted at 4:29 PM today said it's a minor injury and he was not taken off by ambulance. he went straight home.his coach said if this were the city championship Severe would have continued to play.  also stated Rutgers is no longer on Severe's list of potentail schools.

Bigfan4/7/2013 4:22:33 AM

First thing I thought when I saw the post was what does Mrs. Herve say?

Thanks, Herve, for letting us know. He would be able to play this year, it looks like.

Tuna Can4/7/2013 7:32:21 AM

 herve, fairly common situation--that's how I blew out my left/stronger knee and, and why I wasn't a consistent dunker after that. (LOL)  --  however my experience at UH was like that where you just hear/feel pop and at first it seems almost OK.

Take 24/7/2013 9:00:39 AM

Buffer18214/7/2013 2:56:04 PM

@TheRecruitScoop: "2013 Christ the King (NY) SG Jon Severe cut his list to Pittsburgh, Fordham, Wake Forest, Seton Hall & West Virginia." 

LA Fan4/7/2013 3:06:18 PM

 Well that's over.  At least we don't have to wait until May 22nd.  So what's next?

Buffer18214/7/2013 3:09:47 PM

Oh, apparently the Dukes are in it too ... so this could sting even more over next four years

"Jon Severe forgot to mention Duquesne on his cut list. The 2013 SG is officially down to Pitt, Wake Forest, Fordham, SHU, WVU & Duquesne."


herve4/7/2013 3:15:02 PM

 Wow. We can't make the cut but Fordham and the Dukes do. Ouch. Start lining-up the rabbits and the hats and somebody page David Blaine's glass box.

ziik4/7/2013 3:22:11 PM

Not really. Nobody stopped recruiting Nigel after he committed to GWU, right?

Now's the time to step things up. Let Severe know that GW really, really, really wants him, and keep charging after him.

But, keep pursuing options as though ML is building a program, with or without this guy; and fill the gaping holes we have with whatever guys we can recruit for the next 1-2 years, until ML and his coaches have better, stronger, and more compelling connections for those 4 year commits.

My guess, old TP will be happy to give ML a short list of recruitable JUCO's who can play the backup at point, and take over the designated 3 point shooter spot from Mikic. Maybe even a guy or two who doesn't have to stop the entire flow of a game to shoot. And all of Tommy's boys can run, even if they can't even spell defense. 

Loyola Jimmy can help out, too, directing departing guys from both Sienna and Loyola to the Buff. So long as there are phones, there's recruiting.

And, Northeast Oklahoma A&M School of Mining and Welding has 2 or 3 guys who might fit. Together, they may give us a solid player.

I have no idea why anybody would give up, just because of this post. He's a kid. He has no idea what's best for him (GWU). And if he decides to go elsewhere, the world is our oyster. (ziik, jr. told me that, just a day or so ago, when I got some bad medical news. So, its got to be true.)


ziik4/7/2013 3:23:18 PM

Can't mrs. herve offer him a new knee, herve?

LA Fan4/7/2013 3:51:42 PM

 I don't think you give up, but it kind of says that GW isn't exactly at the top of his mind.  All ML can do at this point is tell Severe that if he comes to GW he will start, and a lot of the offense will run through him.  I know some people here would say a guaranteed starting job is ludicrous, but ML has to feel the pressure to land guys like nothing else right now.  His future job security is kind of on the line.

The starting role offer is something ML has tried with Nigel and Kromah in recent weeks, and it didn't work with them.  But I'm not sure what else he can say to Sever right now to get on the final schools list.

thinker4/7/2013 4:27:50 PM

You know what he can say.

rocket4/7/2013 6:04:15 PM

 So let me get this straight, the best player in NY, at best, might go to Pitt, or Wake, or Seton Hall.

bobo4/7/2013 8:17:01 PM

LA Fan: Signing Sereve or not doesn't put Lonergan's job on the line. 



Tuna Can4/7/2013 9:21:07 PM

 I'm with Rocket on this... further--when I saw the list of schools still in play all I could think of was that this was--over time a list of dirty schools.




Mike K4/13/2013 8:19:57 PM

Zach Braziller@NYPost_Brazille1m

Jon Severe said he will have an in-home visit with Wake Forest tomorrow. Pitt visit now on hold.


Mike K4/17/2013 6:31:58 PM

Zach Braziller@NYPost_Brazille1h

Christ the King's Jon Severe is now down to Fordham, West Virginia, Pitt and Wake Forest, he says.


Mike K4/17/2013 6:49:22 PM

Zach Braziller@NYPost_Brazille6h

Christ the King's Jon Severe may be scrapping his May 22 announcement. "I'll be making my decision soon," he told me

BM4/20/2013 1:44:49 PM

Mike K4/22/2013 4:46:41 PM

 Looks like it is Pitt



Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon at Christ the King today for Jon Severe I'm told.

Nigel is Da Man4/22/2013 10:00:56 PM

Poor Severe  he has as much chance at winning an NCAA game at Pitt as he does with GW and Pitt makes the tournament every year.

NewGWFan4/24/2013 2:50:45 PM


bam4/24/2013 2:50:57 PM


2013 Christ the King (NY) SG Jon Severe committed to Fordham at a press conference.

GW08114/24/2013 3:00:52 PM


GW264/24/2013 3:01:50 PM

Looks like Pecora is getting his act together at Fordham

bobo4/24/2013 3:04:29 PM

Good for them.  Fordham's been down too long.  Signing local prospect.

The MV4/24/2013 3:10:56 PM

Good for them?  No, not quite my initial reaction.  I'm as magnanimous as the next guy but come on.  Wonder if Lonergan, who spent countless hours watching this kid play,  said "good for Fordham" when he heard the news?


Boston Colonial4/24/2013 3:16:52 PM

 Players fleeing, verbal commits  de-committing.  Losing a recruit to FORDHAM!!! sorry but if Lonergan does not come back from the Baltics with  a player, I am officially pressing the panic button.

bobo4/24/2013 3:21:36 PM

We already knew he wasn't going to GW. So you'd rather him sign with Pitt or Seton Hall?

No, Good for Fordham.  Good for the confernce too since Fordham's been dragging us all down in the RPI for too long.

GWAlum20014/24/2013 3:27:12 PM

Clearly the kid decided to stay home.  Nothing ML can really do about that.

The MV4/24/2013 3:28:17 PM

Yes, I would rather have seen him sign with Pitt or Seton Hall.  Unequivocally.


LA Fan4/24/2013 3:40:48 PM

 Really glad he is going to an A-10 school.  Mike Lonergan is going to land a player - even if he has to go to Lithuania, Estonia or Kazakhstan to do it.   

CT Colonial4/24/2013 3:52:17 PM

 Not really that surprised.

1. He went local.

2. At the very least, he knows he'll be able to chuck shots up and have freedom on a bad team.  If Fordham starts winning, he could potentially be seen as the guy who catalyzed the turnaround.



CPots4/24/2013 4:05:12 PM

 +1 CT Colonial, makes sense for him and it's always good when top talent goes to the A10 - particularly Fordham.

JP4/25/2013 12:56:25 AM

 Fordham? Holy shit.

The MV4/25/2013 9:41:25 AM

Interesting place this board.  Four posters are "happy" that he stayed in the A10.  Happy that a guy we really wanted and who was also considering some major programs is ending up at a school that we will have to play against 1-3 times a season.  Sure Fordham gets better, but I'm not sure how happy anyone here will be if it comes at GW's expense.


Totti4/29/2013 5:05:22 PM

Pecora interview re Severe. Pecora mentions Severe placing high value on a Ram degree and them selling what the alumni network means decades from now. He talked about the advantage they had b/c many Catholic league games were played at Rose Hill. Added Severe is a natural scorer.

As much effort as GW put in without even making his cut list, it sounds like Fordham/asst. coach David Duke put a tremendous amount of effort into keeping Severe in the five boroughs.



Mentzinger4/29/2013 5:18:57 PM

Very shocking

CT Colonial4/29/2013 6:59:11 PM

Not surprised that Fordham went all in on this guy.  

BM11/27/2014 9:35:08 AM

Apparently tweeted that he's done with hoops, then deleted it.  Shocked if he doesn't transfer. 

Tuna Can11/27/2014 10:02:18 AM

Did I hear the phone ring from Marshalltown?

Thomas11/27/2014 10:36:21 AM

I posted in another thread that it looked like Pecora was doing all he could to run Severe off the team!! Fordham has somewhat of a tough decision, do they let Severe go or fire Pecora and bring in a coach to salvage Severe. With his great scoring ability, Severe could be a great player if he had a competent coach who could teach him how to be an efficient scorer instead of an erratic one.

If Severe does transfer, do you guys think he will transfer up to a BCS conference, transfer down or make a lateral transfer??

BM11/27/2014 12:50:32 PM

Should go to a BCS school away from NYC.  Guessing Arizona, Xavier etc would be interested.

Bigfan11/27/2014 1:32:03 PM

Got SirVal written all over him.

Poog11/27/2014 2:25:20 PM

Sure glad Yuta decided on GW instead of Fordham. Trust he is as well.

BC11/27/2014 2:32:14 PM

Not sure who would want him, Thomas.   My guess is that he would go down in conference level.  Which could easily be upwards in team level from a Pecora coached team.


BM11/29/2014 10:42:59 AM

Leaves team for personal reasons

Thomas, I'd think he'll end up at a BCS program away from NYC.  Arizona?  Xavier?

Tk11/29/2014 11:30:07 AM

Caa/patriot league 

Thomas11/29/2014 11:34:35 AM

Yeah, I asked because it's hard to tell where Severe will end up. On  one hand, he showed the ability to be a big-time scorer as a freshman last year which would make him appealing to BCS Schools. It shouldn't be that hard for an established BCS coach to keep him in line. On the other hand, he has Sirvaliant-like tendencies of taking ill-advised shots and keeping both teams in the game with his poor shooting which could scare off BCS teams. A Fordham poster on the A-10 board mentioned that he got into some sort of altercation with 2 teammates during his time at Fordham So he could have an attitude problem too.

BM11/29/2014 12:31:52 PM

If ML thought he could coach him, I don't think the problem is insurmountable. He just needs a good environment and he could thrive.  Come to think of it, UConn could work too. 

ziik11/29/2014 1:17:42 PM

we have 6 guards

Bo Knows11/29/2014 1:57:22 PM

Severe isn't coming here. Next topic.

newtman11/29/2014 2:22:06 PM

some of the best recruits are the those you do not sign--see Jon Severe. no way ML takes this guy.

Tuna Can11/29/2014 3:00:18 PM

So true, Newtman. We have had several that could have changed the team in possibly undesired ways if they had signed and/or stayed with the team. If we can accept that there are very few players coming out of prep and HS that could play significant minutes with the Colonials (and that we could recruit), we need players who both can develop their games and do it with this staff which, while it seems to be successful, has a bit of an edge to it.

BM3/22/2016 7:50:30 PM

Asked for release from Fordham

herve3/22/2016 8:02:21 PM

This thread started 4 years ago. It got an notable update today (ALL THANKS TO BM!). Not too shabby in terms of time-line, context and relativity.

Me3/22/2016 8:54:16 PM

Jeez! What happened to this guy??

ziik3/22/2016 8:58:02 PM

He is going to astronaut school

thinker3/22/2016 9:50:26 PM

He had attitude and adjustment problems from the very start at Fordham. He had a real hard time adhering to team play standards. Was a threat to transfer every year he was there. Supremely athletically talented.

You can't transfer within the conference. He'll be some other team's problem going forward.

GW Alum Abroad3/22/2016 10:08:05 PM

Nice Herve, but I am still waiting for you to add games to the site and explain why you hate Tony Taylor...

BM3/30/2016 2:39:36 PM


Hugh3/31/2016 4:00:31 PM

He's immediately eligible, which means he'll graduate in three years. Good for him.

The Dude3/31/2016 4:14:54 PM

The good ol' days, we had a Newtman.  

For old time sake, said in a Seinfeld voice "Newtman!!!"


CT Colonial3/31/2016 4:46:32 PM

Great fit for Iona, will do well there.

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