Could DePaul Basketball Be On The Rise?

DeAnte MitchellCorrespondent IJanuary 15, 2010

MILWAUKEE - JANUARY 24: Dar Tucker #2 of the DePaul Blue Demons brings the ball upcourt against the Marquette Golden Eagles on March 24, 2009 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marquette defeated DePaul 79-70. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The DePaul basketball program is on a brink of failure. This year they've accomplished little to nothing and their record has proven it. DePaul basketball team holds a (7-9) record and are currently tied for last in the Big East with a (0-4) record. They've now lost 22 straight conference games and lost their coach Jerry Wainright, what could possibly go right for the Blue Demons

Their recruiting class! DePaul as of now has already had three prospects commit verbally. 

Brandon Young is touted as one of the top players out of high school this year. Brandon ranks 33 in his position and 147 nationally with a grade of 91. Young is more like a pusher, he is quick on his feet, great ball handling skills, and a fast dribble that drives defenders crazy. He is best when he is in the open court, he knows how to finish on the break and he never lets fatigue be a factor in any game. Look for him to be productive out in the backcourt.

DePaul have also snagged small forward Moses Morgan, and center Walter Pitchford both players with the potential to be good players.

More players are interested in the DePaul program but haven’t made the deal official yet. Key names such as J.J Thomas the 6-5 small forward, Phillip Jackson the 6-9 power forward, and Anali Okoloji the 6-8 small forward.

All these players will make huge contributions to the DePaul program that is struggling. The offense doesn’t score many points; only averaging 60 a game. These players can create huge depth, something that DePaul lacks as you on hear Walker and Koshwal names more often than not.

With these recruits DePaul won’t be spectacular, but they won’t allow teams to run over them as they did in the past. Look for DePaul to make a strong stance next season if they land these recruits