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Siena Receives National Letters of Intent From Fisher and Wormley
- Updated: November 18, 2014
Siena coach Jimmy Patsos continues that Maryland recruiting pipeline by signing two more Maryland natives, Evan Fisher (Owing Mills) and Kenny Wormley (Upper Marlboro). Both players recently signed National Letters of Intent during the Early Signing Period giving their written commitment to play for the Saints next season.
Patsos who has deep roots in the Maryland area, having coached at Loyola and the University of Maryland, adds the two signees after bringing in four Maryland players for last season, Marquis Wright, Lavon Long, Maurice White and Michael Wolfe.
Fisher, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound power forward out of the McDonogh School, gave his verbal commitment at the end of September. He is described as a versatile big man with good mobility and a fine touch from the outside.
Fisher had reportedly received offers and interest from Loyola, Delaware, Drexel, UMBC, George Mason. St. Joseph’s, Towson and Elon. He had also been reported to have received contact from Princeton, Boston College, Georgetown, Virginia and Maryland where he had gone on an unofficial visit. He will add key depth to the Siena frontcourt.
“Evan has got a lot of swagger, he’s cool,” Patsos said. “He has long hair, but he’s tough. He can shoot threes. My kinda guy. He’s a little more athletic than Brett (Bisping), and he shoots it better than Brett. I don’t know if he’s as crafty as Brett. (He comes from a) great school – the McDonogh School is one of the finest schools in America. People will like him. He has some swagger to his game, and right now I wish our team had a little more swagger.”
Wormley a 6-2 guard from Riverdale Baptist High School and Team Takeover, the same AAU team that Siena sophomore Marquis Wright played for, is positioned to be the Saint’s point guard of the future. He has been described as a “true floor general who runs the point with poise and makes sure everybody get their touches. He has a smooth handle and very good court vision.”
Wormley who given his verbal commitment the end of July, had also received scholarship offers from Florida Gulf Coast and Norfolk State. In addition he had also received interest from multiple other schools including American, Bucknell, George Mason, Kennesaw State, Monmouth, Radford, Rider, Sacred Heart, Texas Tech and UNC-Wilmington.
“(Kenny) is very interesting – he’s a 6-2 lefty point guard,” Patsos said. “He can really play. He’s a 6-2 lefty who can do a lot. He’s from Team Takeover (the same AAU program as Wright). (An) outstanding kid and a really good player. (He) can shoot it better than you think. He’s a little quicker than you think, but he’s long. He’s not a prototypical guy. He’s kinda smooth, but he can score on you.”
Patsos spoke highly of the two additions.
“Both kids coming in are high-character kids,” said Patsos.