Signing Day has come and gone, but that doesn't mean we've stopped talking about recruits. Henry Bushnell previewed the 2016 football recruiting class and here's an update on Northwestern's 2015 basketball recruits. The commits are Aaron Falzon, Jordan Ash and Dererk Pardon, and all three are in the midst of their senior seasons at their respective high schools. Let's have a look and see how these future Wildcats are faring on the hardwood this year.
Aaron Falzon (Northfield Mount Hermon, Mount Hermon MA)
Falzon is having himself quite a senior year and his team is playing at a high level as well. NMH just won its 20th game of the year on Sunday night, giving this powerhouse program its sixth-consecutive year of 20+ wins. In the game, Falzon scored 14 points and added nine rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal. In 25 games this year, Falzon is averaging 15.7 points (1st on the team), 5.7 rebounds (3rd) and 1.7 assists (6th). His most impressive game this year was a 30-point outburst on Jan. 25 against Brewster Academy, who was riding a 51-game unbeaten streak. NMH defeated Brewster 97-88. The day before, he poured in 24 points on 6-of-8 three-point shooting against New Hampton.
Below you can check out his sweet stroke from deep. Falzon really had it going against Brewster, a school that has produced former college stars Mitch McGary, Melvin Ejim, C.J. Fair, TJ Warren and Thomas Robinson.
Jordan Ash (St. Joseph, Westchester, Illinois)
Ash, the first player to commit to the 2015 Recruiting Class, has helped the Chargers reach the #7 ranking in the state of Illinois. The Chargers sit at 17-5 currently. Ash set a career high in points on Jan. 16, notching 26 in a 64-62 St. Joseph victory over Fenwick, which was ranked 19th at the time.
More recently, Ash scored 17 points in St. Joseph's thrilling double overtime win against highly-ranked Althoff, a school from the St. Louis area, on Feb. 7. He also had 10 points and five rebounds to help the Chargers beat St. Ignatius the day before. Full season stats are not available for Ash.
Dererk Pardon (Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Cleveland, Ohio)
Pardon, who plays alongside University of Kansas commit Carlton Bragg, is having a nice senior season for a team that looks to contend for a state title. VASJ is ranked #2 in the cleveland.com Top 25, behind St. Vincent-St. Mary, the high school of some guy named LeBron James.
Pardon might be a little overshadowed by Bragg, but that doesn't mean he isn't producing at a high level. He tallied 16 points in a 78-59 VASJ win over Holy Name on Jan. 30 and scored 17 in a loss to prep powerhouse Oak Hill on Jan. 21. Pardon had 15 and nine boards in a 100-61 victory over Holy Name earlier in the year. VASJ sits at 21-9 on the year.