Teddy Greenstein breaking the news on recruiting this time - NU has landed Kale Abrahamson, a 6-foot-7 shooting guard-small forward from Des Moines.
Good things have been said about Abrahamson, who was rated as a 91 by ESPN and three stars by Scout and Rivals. What's particularly drawn people to Abrahamson are his shooting capabilities, and he drew offers from schools like Stanford, Wake Forest, and BC - as well as other Big Ten programs, kinda, like Iowa and Nebraska. (Yes, Harvard too, for those of you interested in the smartsiness of the kid.)
Abrahamson, who is not related to a fictional one-armed archer I made up a few weeks ago for the sake of mocking Rick Reilly columns, visited NU yesterday and dropped the commit-hammer today. Teddy Greenstein has taken to calling Abrahamson "Shurna-like", which is good news, because he'll step on campus the year after Shurna departs. NU will say goodbye to a big class in 2012, with Shurna, Luka Mirkovic, Davide Curletti, and Nick Fruendt graduating. With incoming transfer Nikola Cerina and recruits Abrahamson, Sanjay Lumpkin, and Alex Olah committed, the Cats will fill those four spots but still have four more open rides to give out - Lindsay Willhite said last week that a five-man class could be in the works. Carmody and crew already have three out of the way - expect more, though.
This leads to the question: if you had to name your son after a plant in the cabbage family, what would it be? Kale is definitely a good one. Definitely beats "broccoli" and "rape".