Mountain Hawks Prepare To Fly High

Lehigh University basketball coach Brett Reed talking with Mountain Hawks

Alright everybody, here we go.  Now we may not all know who the Lehigh Mountain Hawks are, but I'm here to tell you that they are the team who came out of the Patriot League with a 21-10 season to beat the second seeded Duke Blue Devils in the first game of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.  C.J. McCollum scored 30 points in that game. Now McCollum is part of Lehigh Alumni, leaving the door open for somebody to fill his shoes.  During the off season, Lehigh coach, Brett Reed, announced three more additional recruits entering in the fall.  From Oswego, Illinois, we have Miles Simelton.  The 6'0" guard out of Oswego High School is currently the second scoring leader in school history with 1,558 points, and he averaged 18.7 points with 3.8 assists per game.  Simelton received the Chicago Sun Times all area first team honors. Other than being a rising star on the court, Miles was a member of the Honor Roll and also received Pop Warner and AYF academic scholar achievements. Next up is Pennsylvania born Cole Renninger, the 6'2" wing from Central Mountain High School in Lock Haven.  During Renninger's high school career, he was named high school all time leader with 1,562 points, 267 assists, 242 steals, 467 rebounds, and 132 3-point shots.  In the 2011-12 season, Cole was named second team all state for PA, and just the year prior was named the Mountain League MVP.  Lastly, is John Ross Glover, who will be a transfer out of Lipscomb University, which is in Division I and is part of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Unfortunately, the Jackson, Tennessee, native will sit out during the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.  During his freshman year at Lipscomb, Glover averaged about 3.9 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.  In 2012 while attending the University School of Jackson, he was named Parade All-American and was nominated for McDonald's All-American.     Coach Reed was pleased to announce the new committed recruits.  Reed described the men as having "wonderful leadership skills" and as "quality players who will add depth to the program".  It's safe to say that Lehigh will be on the radar this upcoming season with some very promising athletes.