With one more available scholarship for the 2014 recruiting class, the Binghamton men’s basketball team hosted 6-foot-8 forward Drew Urquhart for an official visit this weekend.
Urquhart, a perimeter-oriented big from Vancouver, said he does not plan on committing to a school before or during November’s in-season signing period. In addition to Binghamton, the 2012-13 first team All-British Columbia honoree has interest in Boise State, Pepperdine, Santa Clara and Utah.
“Binghamton’s my number one right now,” Urquhart said.
Though Urquhart has played in the post in high school, he describes himself as more of a three.
“My strengths are on the perimeter,” Urquhart said. “I’m more of a big, but I’m a three. I shoot, I dribble, I come off screens.”
Urquhart’s 2012-13 statistics are not available on the Internet, but according to a blog post by the Press & Sun-Bulletin’s Lynn Worthy, the forward averaged 23.2 points and 16.5 rebounds in four provincial tournament games.
The Binghamton coaching staff has a clear affinity for the Canadian recruiting pipeline, as Ontario native Nick Madray committed to the Bearcats last November.
2014 verbal commits Bobby Ahearn, Justin McFadden and John Schurman also visited Binghamton for Friday night’s BU Basketball Showcase.
NCAA rules prohibit Bearcats head coach Tommy Dempsey and his assistants from commenting on unsigned recruits, including verbal commits.