Manhattan Jaspers Sign Another Guard For 2011-12 in Brooklyn Star Davontay Grace

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Manhattan Jaspers Sign Another Guard For 2011-12 in Brooklyn Star Davontay Grace

Barry Rohrssen already signed 5'10" point guard Dayvon Whitaker for the 2011-12 season.

He has now added to next year's recruiting class with the addition of Jefferson High School guard Davontay Grace.

Grace originally committed to St. John's during his sophomore year in high school, but de-committed when Norm Roberts was fired and Steve Lavin filled the vacancy.

Rohrssen, who had been recruiting Grace for the last few years, swooped right in and got a verbal commitment on August 17, 2010. Rohrssen beat out multiple Big East powerhouses and a few local mid-majors to bring Grace to the Bronx for next season.

Grace has been compared over and over again to former Pittsburgh guard Levance Fields.

He stands at 6'2" and weighs 206 lbs. Grace's stocky build does not slow him down, but makes him stronger.

Grace is reported to have the ability to explode to the hoop for layups, and to also be able to put up pull-up jump shots.

ESPN reports that he is a natural at the point guard position, but he still needs a little bit of help limiting his turnovers. 

Both Rohrssen and Jefferson head coach Bud Pollard think Grace has the potential to become a star in the MAAC. 

In other recruiting news, ESPN has reported that Manhattan is also pursuing 6'6" small forward Ryan McCoy.

McCoy is supposedly a very good shooter who can also handle the ball fairly well. McCoy is also being recruited by many other mid-majors from the tri-state area.

Follow Jesse Kramer on Twitter for more college basketball news or reach by email at jessekr@heschel.org.

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