UVM men round out 2010 recruiting class

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The University of Vermont men’s basketball team wrapped up next season’s recruiting class when it received a commitment from Sandro Carissimo of Iona Prep in New York. The 6-foot-2 guard confirmed his decision to The Journal News last week.

Iona Prep teammate Brian Voelkel, committed to UVM last month, helped lure Carissimo to Burlington, the Hudson Valley newspaper reported.

Carissimo, who averaged 14 points a game last season, also weighed offers from Davidson, Binghamton and Ivy and Patriot League programs, according to the report. Voelkel averaged 15.7 points and 12 rebounds for Iono Prep, which went 26-2 and won the CHSAA City championship and Catholic state title last season.

UVM received another verbal commitment in July from Ryan McKeaney, a 6-foot-9 post player from Marlton, N.J.

Under UVM rules, head coach Mike Lonergan cannot comment about a recruit until he has been admitted to the university.

The Catamounts lose Marqus Blakely, Nick Vier and Maurice Joseph at the end of the season.

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