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Alec Brennan pledges Princeton.

After making an official visit to Princeton over the weekend, sources are reporting that highly regarded 6'10" Milton Academy power forward Alec Brennan verbally committed to join the Tigers' 2014 class. According to ESPN, Brennan held offers from Iowa State, Kansas State, Maryland and several other major conference schools.

Previously Brennan had narrowed his list to eight programs: Brown, Davidson, Harvard, Princeton, Purdue, Stanford, Wake Forest and Yale.

Brennan is the second three star prospect coming to Princeton next season, joining guard Amir Bell.

Learn more about Brennan at his Yahoo!, 247 Sports and Scout profiles.

Several highlight packages and interviews can be found after the jump.

Rodney Johnson said,

September 16, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

Great news for the program!

Daniel Maass said,

September 17, 2013 @ 7:22 am

This is a HUGE "get" for the program! I know that people understandably don't have much faith in rating services, but just look at the places this kid had offers from - that says it all.

I am very impressed with Coach Henderson's recruiting and I believe that our future looks very bright. 3 seasons from now we could have a front-court rotation of Brase (Sr.), Miller (Jr.) and Brennan (So.) along with a backcourt of Bell (So.) Weisz (Jr.) Cook (Jr.) and probably several other 6'4'' to 6'6'' tweeners. That has the look of an Ivy League Championship team (and maybe more).

I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but after watching Harvard dominate Ivy recruiting for so many years now it's nice to see us strike back by stealing a great recruit from their own backyard.

Stuart Schulman said,

September 17, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

This would explain the cryptic tweets from the program office saying, "It's a great day to be a Tiger."

Steven Postrel said,

September 18, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

Finally got a chance to look at those highlights. (Nice job of getting all this stuff, Jon.)

I'm never sure how to translate what you see on selected clips against high-school competition, but those are pretty impressive. You can tell that for a big guy his feet are really quick, his shooting form is very smooth (and I liked how totally fluid his jump hook looked against a decent-sized opponent), he can catch the ball in traffic, and he looks like he can anticipate the action a couple of seconds ahead (some of the "effort" plays included in his highlight clips are also "anticipation" plays). A couple of nice interior passes, which could have been atypical, except if there's one thing I trust Princeton coaches on, it's their ability to evaluate passing ability.

The hardest thing to project (that the highlights showed a lot of) was shot-blocking, as that can be an entirely different proposition at higher levels of competition. If that were to translate up to college, though, the Tigers would really have something. The looming presence of a Kareem Maddox or Chris Young can make the rest of the defense a whole lot more effective.

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