Marianapolis Guard Signs with NJIT
April 13th, 2012
New England Recruiting Report
Post-Graduate point guard signs National Letter of Intent.
Marianapolis Prep post-graduate point guard Nigel Sydnor has signed a National Letter of Intent with New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Sydnor is a native of Baltimore, who graduated from St. Paul’s High School in Maryland before arriving in Connecticut for his post-grad year where he also received interest from Fresno State, Northern Colorado, St. Peter’s, Tennessee Tech, and Texas State.
A power lead guard who features unrivaled size and physical power at the lead guard spot, the six-foot-two two-hundred-and-ten pound Sydnor was flying a little under the radar coming into Marianapolis after choosing not to play on the AAU circuit.
North Florida became the first school to offer him a division I scholarship back in August, but he spurned the offer in order to honor his commitment to prep school.
Sydnor told the Baltimore Sun that he’s glad he made the decision that he did and looking forward to the challenge of helping to build NJIT into a championship caliber program.
“The prep experience worked out for me because the gaps in my schedule allowed me to put in as much work as I wanted to,” he said. “[We would] wake up at 6 in the morning and lift weights. After school, we would have workouts. Then after the team workouts, after dinner we would do open gym. Then at night, we would just do skill workouts [and] get up shots.”
“I find myself enjoying being a part of a program that hasn’t been established, a program in its infancy,” he said. “I like the thought of going somewhere that’s not already established, and being one of those guys that got the program going.”
Sydnor becomes the second Marianapolis Prep guard to sign with NJIT in recent years, joining Chris Flores, who earned conference Freshman of the Year honors upon joining the program.