February 19, 2012; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; The basketball rests on the hardwood floor during the second half of the game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Boston College Eagles at Conte Forum. Duke won 75-50. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Basketball Recruiting: 2016 Ian Sistare Catching Fire

Entering his freshman year at Northfield Mount Hermon (MA), Ian Sistare is already gaining attention from major universities in the Northeast. The class of 2016 combo guard has shown poise and strength despite his age and recruiters are taking notice.

With a few years to go Ian still has time to polish some aspects of his game but he still shows big time potential in certain facets of his play. Ian’s ball handling is sound and his passing is a great boost for teammates. Ian stated how “defense is big in my book” and how important it is to be aware of what is happening in the game while he is off the ball. When watching Ian play you can see his high basketball IQ at work and this is something you can’t teach.

Ian spoke about how “leadership on and off the court is what I want to achieve even though I’m one of the younger guys out there.” NMH is one of the top basketball schools in the Northeast and if Ian can gain respect over time that would be a huge sign of his leadership.

It is still extremely early in Ian’s recruitment but he already has interest from Boston College, Providence, Davidson, Holy Cross, Brown, and Vermont. The list of interest is bound to grow over time and I believe the mid major and high major offers will start rolling in as well.

Ian has already taken a few unofficial visits to Boston College and he spoke highly of his time there. Ian said, “I love Coach Donahue and the rest of the staff, they’re doing great things there.”

With no timetable for a commitment Ian will take his time and enjoy high school. Location is not a factor in his decision but academics are important. The ACC is his dream conference as well. Ian’s dream school is Duke and he has always admired Coach K and the passionate fans at Cameron Indoor.

Expect a lot more attention to be on Ian over the next few years, he is certainly a name to watch as he catches fire.

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