Five days after Northwestern announced it had revoked 2018 basketball recruit Jordan Lathon’s admission to the school, the Wildcats’ 2018 recruiting class is whole again.
Northfield Mount Hermon guard Ryan Greer announced his intention to reclassify to the class of 2018, commit to Northwestern and join the team this summer.
The combo guard is a three-star prospect who is rated as the No. 6 player from Georgia in the class of 2019. The Chicago Tribune reported that Greer was on campus for a tour of Welsh-Ryan Arena on Tuesday. He attended Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts, the same high school Aaron Falzon attended.
Greer drew interest from several Ivy League schools, as well as Stanford and DePaul. 247Sports lists him at six-feet tall and 170 pounds, but he’s listed at 6-foot-2 in his highlight tape and by verbal commits.
Greer’s reclassification is a huge momentum shift for Chris Collins and the basketball program. After Lathon announced he would not be attending Northwestern, the Wildcats’ guard depth looked nearly bare, with senior Jordan Ash, grad transfer Ryan Taylor, and sophomore Anthony Gaines as the only returnees. Greer will likely have the chance to earn some early minutes at point guard for the Wildcats, although the adjustment from three years of high school basketball to the Big Ten will be a steep one.
For now, however, Chris Collins and his staff have managed to patch up the hole that Lathon’s departure left at point guard.