Anthony Durham signs with Rider University

Anthony Durham II as shown above, becomes the third commitment in the 2014 class for Rider University.

After a senior season at Abington that saw several Division I scholarship opportunities almost arise, Anthony Durham II thought that one more year at a prep school would finally earn him that coveted offer. Indeed, his year at Putnam Science Academy, Connecticut has certainly paid off. The 6’3, 175 lb combo guard has committed to Rider University. Last year, Durham averaged 14.5 points per game for the Galloping Ghosts, helping lead the team to the District I semifinals and an appearance in the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament. Several Division I schools from various conferences were interested in Durham, with a few offers coming his way–but none that really grabbed his eye while programs from the Atlantic 10 were still in pursuit. By the time he realized those offers wouldn’t materialized, other players had committed, and Durham found himself in a tough situation. “Last year, some of the schools that I wanted to offer me didn’t offer, and I played the waiting game, it kind of backfired on me,” he said. “I was really upset, I didn’t know what I was going to do.


Durham out of the Philadelphia, PA area, is the third commitment the Broncs have for their 2014 incoming class, with Orange, New Jersey forward Kenny Grant and St. Thomas More, Connecticut prep forward Josh Williams already having signed their binding National Letters of Intent back in November.An athletic combo guard, Durham is best described as a “slasher,” with the ability to play above the rim. His lanky frame and 6-7 wingspan also helps him out on the defensive end, where he’ll likely be able to guard any of the three perimeter positions in college.

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