Geno Thorpe - G (2013)

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Class
Position
Height
Weight
2013
PG
6'3"
175 lb.
School
AAU
Shaler (PA) Area HS / Shady Side Academy
NJ Playaz

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (#137 overall)
Scout: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (#29 PG)
ESPN: NR (SG)
24/7: NR (PG)

Previous Rankings: 3 stars (#140 overall > #135) by Rivals (as of 8/28); NR by Scout/ESPN while UW was recruiting him

Honors Honors

2011 Third Team All-State - Class AAAA

Statistics Statistics

2010-11: 17.5 ppg | Sophomore (Shaler)
2009-10: 15.6 ppg | Freshman (Shady Side Academy)

Verbal commitment Verbally Committed on November 8, 2011

Chambers & Penn State Score Key '13 Commitment From Geno Thorpe (NBE Basketball Report)
Shaler Area basketball standout picks Penn State (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Thorpe Chooses Penn State (Pittsburgh Basketball Report)

Thorpe pushed back his Wisconsin visit from Aug. 15 to Sep. 1, then to Nov. 19, and obviously never made it. Lamont Paris was the lead recruiter on Thorpe. As far as preferred destinations, Thorpe expressed an affinity for both Pittsburgh and Ohio State early on. His first confirmed offer came from Rutgers last fall, but since then he claimed new offers from Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Kansas State and Wisconsin with rumored interest from Louisville, Baylor, and Gonzaga. Pittsburgh's interest was never confirmed to get too serious, allowing another local school, Penn State, to swoop in with a strong closing push. After all the offseason drama concerning his high school situation, he will return to Shaler.

Press Clippings Recent Press

2011
08.02: Q & A With 2013 Prospect Geno Thorpe (Pittsburgh Basketball Report)
07.24: 2011 Orlando AAU Notebook: Action Heating Up In Disney (NBE Basketball Report)
07.10: Geno Thorpe is a Smaller Deuce Bello (The Recruit Scoop)
07.09: McCullough breaks out at Hoop Group Elite (Rivals)
07.08: Hoop Group Elite Camp: Friday Morning Recruiting Recap (NBE Basketball Report)
06.06: Big summer ahead for Geno Thorpe (CBS Sports)
05.18: WPIAL Losing Two Top Talents (Pittsburgh Basketball Report)
05.13: Thorpe names a favorite (Badger247.com)
04.03: Archie Miller Dayton's new coach ... Thorpe says he is leaving Shaler (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
04.02: Geno Thorpe Making a Move; Has A Favorite (NBE Basketball Report)
02.28: Butler stuns Shaler in Pennsylvania boys basketball playoffs (MaxPreps)
02.25: Plum stumped by Shaler (Valley News Dispatch)
02.01: February 1st Odds and Ends (Hawk Hill Hardwood)
01.26: Shaler survives against Butler (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
01.13: 2013 Recruit Focus - Geno Thorpe (NBE Basketball Report)

2010
07.09: Basketball star returns to Shaler (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
07.08: Potential Elite 2013 Recruit Geno Thorpe On The Move (NBE Basketball Report)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: Geno Thorpe Impresses Coaches at Hoop Group Elite - HoopGroup.com (07.06.11)
Highlights: Fab freshman Geno Thorpe Shadyside Academy - YouTube (03.09.10)

More Info Additional Info

2010-11 Schedule | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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