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Nico Clareth and Kinnon LaRose Sign NLI’s To Attend Siena
- Updated: April 17, 2015
Nico Clareth and Kinnon LaRose made their commitment to Siena official this week as they returned their National Letters of Intent to join the Saints this fall. They join Kenny Wormley and Evan Fisher who previously signed, in the incoming class.
Here is the news release courtesy of Siena Athletics:
Baltimore-area guard Nico Clareth and Ogdensburg’s Kinnon LaRose each returned signed National Letters of Intent this week confirming their commitment to attend Siena and play basketball next season.
Clareth (Towson, Md.), listed as a 6-4, 185-pound shooting guard, just finished his senior year at Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore. He helped the Cardinals to a 30-7 overall record this season, culminating in the coveted Baltimore Catholic League (BCL) Championship. Calvert Hall finished the year ranked No. 4 in Maryland and No. 159 nationally, and Clareth was named to the BCL First Team. As a junior, Clareth averaged 14.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals at Calvert Hall and was named the BCL Defensive Player of the Year.
“We’re super excited to have Nico,” Siena coach Jimmy Patsos said. “I expect him to come in and start right away for us. He’s very athletic and has a great will to win. He comes from an outstanding program.”
LaRose (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) just wrapped up one of the most decorated careers in the history of New York’s Northern Athletic Conference (NAC). He scored 1,769 career points, third all-time in NAC history. As a senior, he averaged 30.2 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals. In addition to setting Ogdensburg’s career scoring record, he set the season mark at 756 points, and the single-game mark at 51. He also became the Blue Devils’ career (209) and single-season (83) 3-point leader, and the career (248) and single-season (94) leader in steals. LaRose led Ogdensburg to the New York State semifinals as a junior and senior. A First Team all-state selection as a junior, he became the first player to receive the Joe Jukoski Memorial Award twice and to be named a finalist for the state Gatorade Player of the Year and New York’s Mr. Basketball. LaRose was named to USA Today’s All-USA New York Boys Basketball Second Team Thursday, one of just 10 students in New York honored.
“Kinnon has a lot of potential,” Patsos said. “He will have to get accustomed to the speed of the game at this level, but he’s a high-character, high-quality kid. He’s more well-rounded than you think.”
Clareth and LaRose join Maryland natives Evan Fisher and Kenny Wormley who inked their NLI’s during November’s Early Signing period.