By Joe Henricksen

UIC nabs Young junior Snider

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By Joe Henricksen

UIC and head coach Howard Moore continue to make a serious dent in recruiting the Chicago Public League. The Flames, who signed three CPS players last fall, received a commitment from Whitney Young junior Gabriel Snider.

Snider plays a limited role for a stacked Whitney Young team, but the 6-1 junior is among the top perimeter shooters in the Class of 2012. His stroke is pure and quick, with an ability to stretch defenses. Snider, who is one of the Hoops Report's top 10 ranked shooting guards in the junior class and a top 40 prospect, should fit in nicely in a system that will suit his strengths.

"With a majority of teams that are out there, he would be a starter or playing heavy minutes," says Whitney Young coach Tyrone Slaughter. "He is playing good basketball and the more he plays the better he gets. UIC is getting a player who has above-average skill and a very high ceiling and upside."

For UIC, the commitment of Snider is a classic case of taking care of the recruiting home turf. The UIC staff, which has such strong ties in the city and suburbs, were familiar with a player and his potential in their very own back yard before he became a more popular prospect.

UIC inked a trio of Public League players last November, which included Simeon's 6-6 Ahman Fells, Curie point guard Greg Travis and Morgan Park shooter Jerome Brown.

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Coach Moore is getting that homegrown talent, that use to leave the city to play at other mid-majors, now you can stay home and help put UIC back on the map, and your family and friends can witness the show!
A free ride is a free ride, getting a free education and playing ball at home, and you still get to eat Mom's apple pie, boy, ain't life grand!

Here's an interesting story, they tell me that back in the day, DePaul University was looking at Xavier McDaniel, I know the ole skool guys remember him, but guess whom was on that same team, you guessed it, the new coach for the Utah Jazz, Ty Corbin, he attended DePaul, and had a stellar College and NBA career, the moral to the story is, when you see a College Coach in your respective High School gym, don't assume he is looking at the named player, he could be looking for a Ty Corbin or a Gabriel Snider, congrats to Coach Moore, he is getting the job done, the former Taft Star and assistant at Wisconsin, will leave no stone unturned to get local talent!

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