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Jimmy Paige reportedly Commits To Siena
- Updated: January 21, 2014
According to multiple sources, Siena has received a verbal commitment from Jimmy Paige, a 6-5, 212-pound, 2014 shooting guard/small forward from Cape Henry Collegiate (VA). Paige will compete for the Saints beginning next season.
Paige had reportedly received interest and offers from such schools as George Washington of the Atlantic 10 and James Madison, High Point, Longwood, Mount St. Mary’s, Norfolk State, Robert Morris and Hampton.
We reached out to Corey Pegram, a regional scout in the Virigina area, for a scouting report on Paige. He described him as follows:
“Paige is a very good glue guy. Doesn’t even have a true position, as he’s a 6’5 wide-bodied (very strong) 3/4 who makes a lot of winning plays. Rebounds well, can guard the post in spurts, scores around the rim efficiently, and plays with a consistently high motor. Doesn’t shoot the ball great but it’s getting better, and he’s had a heck of a senior year. Won’t do anything to ‘wow’ you but he helps win games and contributes in multiple areas. Smart player.”
Cape Henry coach Mark Hall describes Paige this way. “We like to call him the ‘Junkyard Dog’ because he does all the dirty work inside,” Hall said.
According to Virginian-Pilot reporter Larry Rubama, Hall confirmed that Paige had given his commitment to play for the Saints and offered these comments:
“He and his family are very relieved that this process is now over,” Hall said. “He loved the school and the educational piece of it as well as the athletic piece of it. There’s a lot of opportunities for him educationally and athletically. So they’re very pleased.”
Cape Henry is ranked No. 20 nationally and No. 3 in the state by MaxPreps. This past summer Paige played with Boo Williams 17U in the EYBL, a top AAU circuit.
About Cape Henry Collegiate:
Located on a 30-acre campus in a residential area within five miles of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Henry Collegiate serves nearly 850 students representing the entire Hampton Roads community. Established in 1924 as the Everett School, today Cape Henry Collegiate is the oldest accredited Prekindergarten through Grade 12, college-preparatory, coeducational, independent, day school in Virginia Beach, Virginia.