The University of Evansville men’s basketball program has reportedly offered a scholarship to Solomon Hainna, a 6-foot-7 forward from Midland College (Texas). The news hit Twitter Wednesday night.
— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) May 12, 2016
Hainna averaged 7.1 points and 5.5 rebounds last season for Midland, which finished 21-9 and played in a conference rife with Division-I talent (I know because one of my former colleagues covered that league for a couple of years).
The left-hander shot 48.6 percent from the field and 67.7 percent from the foul line while making 8 of 19 3-point attempts (42.1 percent).
According to Verbal Commits, Hainna also holds Division I offers from Drake, San Francisco, Hampton, IPFW, Campbell, Portland State, Maryland-Eastern Shore and North Florida.
A highlight video for Hainna is below.
Or, for you die-hards out there, here’s an eight-minute video of an individual workout.
Hainna would have two years of college eligibility remaining at whatever school he chooses.
I fired off a retweet over the weekend about high school wing Jacob Cushing picking up an offer from Evansville, but I haven’t expounded on the offer yet.
The 6-foot-7 Cushing, another lefty, averaged 13.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and shot 48 percent as a senior at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois. He committed to Cal Poly last summer but reopened his recruiting in April and has since received offers from Evansville and Eastern Kentucky.
Here is Cushing’s highlight video. He looks comfortable slashing and shooting, and has a high release on his jump shot — all good things.