It is a special year for the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) High School team as they are off to a 10-0 start, including a championship at the City of Palms event. Top national recruit Paul Harris leads the team in scoring (16 per game), rebounding (13 per game) and assists (8 per game), but he is getting plenty of help from the other four division one recruits that start alongside him.
Right behind Harrison in scoring is 2005 prospect Robert Garrison. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound combo guard is averaging 15 points per game along with 4 assists per game. Garrison has offers from Duquesne, Lehigh, William & Mary, Boston University and Binghamton. Recently, Marshall has gotten involved as well.
"Marshall is becoming a player," said Niagara Falls' assistant coach Sal Constantino. "I'm getting a tape out to them right now.
"Robert made the all tournament team at the City of Palms, and I really think he can play at a higher level than he is getting recruited."
Also carrying the scoring and rebounding load is Buffalo signee Greg Gamble. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound wing is averaging 13 points and 6 rebounds per game.
Following in the footsteps of Paul Harris as a future national recruit is 2007 prospect Jon Flynn. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound combo guard hit the winning shot in the championship game at the City of Palms event. He scored 22 points and 18 points in two of his games at the event and already has an offer from Buffalo.
"He is an athletic shooter who can also play the point," said Constantino. "Everyone that comes in to watch Paul [Harris] loves him. I know Syracuse thinks he is going to be something special."
Flynn is averaging 13 points per game as a sophomore.
Holding things down in the paint for Niagara Falls is 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward Tyrell Lynch. Averaging 9 points and 6 rebounds per game, the developing 2006 prospect already has three offers and some high-major interest.
"Siena, St. Bonaventure and Canisius have all offered," said Constantino. "Purdue just called the other day about him. Virginia, Syracuse, George Mason and Georgia Tech have also shown interest. He is just so athletic. He might have to prep, though. So he might even be an '07 kid down the road."