Cape Henry’s Collegiate’s own Jimmy Paige commits to Siena

2014 guard Jimmy Paige as shown above, is the only scholarship Siena can offer for the 2014 season.

Siena has received a verbal commitment from Jimmy Paige, a 6’5, 212 lb, 2014 shooting guard/small forward from Cape Henry Collegiate in Virginia. Paige had reportedly received interest and offers from such schools as George Washington, James Madison, High Point, Longwood, Mount St. Mary’s, Norfolk State, Robert Morris and Hampton, to name a few. Cape Henry coach Mark Hall describes Paige this way. “We like to call him the ‘Junkyard Dog’ because he does all the dirty work inside,” Hall said. “He and his family are very relieved that this process is now over,” Hall said. “He loved the school and the educational piece of it as well as the athletic piece of it. There’s a lot of opportunities for him educationally and athletically. So they’re very pleased.” Cape Henry is ranked at No. 20 nationally and No. 3 in the state by MaxPreps. He averages 14 points and eight rebounds per game for Cape Henry, a preparatory school located in Virginia Beach. This past summer Paige played with Boo Williams 17U in the EYBL, a top AAU circuit. Paige fills the only scholarship that Siena currently has available for the 2014-15 academic year. Paige plans to take his official visit to Siena on Feb. 15 to 17.


The arrival of Paige will give Siena depth on the wing behind guards Rob Poole and Evan Hymes, who will both be seniors next season. Coach Hall described Paige as someone with a hard-nosed approach who can play effectively both on the perimeter and inside. He is described as an inside, outside player who is known for his scoring, yet also has a nose for loose balls and the ability to rebound against taller opponents. He can shoo the three and is a hard-nosed defender. Although there are no scholarship seniors on the roster, the Saints aren’t necessarily done recruiting for next season, depending on whether any other players depart. Junior forward Marcus Hopper is transferring, which opened the scholarship for Paige.

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Evan Daniels, ESPN