Andy Toole and his staff were busy on Monday recruiting players to join them when they start competing in their new conference, the Horizon League.
One of the three players to receive an offer from the Colonials was 2022 point guard Shane Lancaster from St. John’s College High School in Washington DC. Robert Morris joins Bryant and Mount St. Mary’s as early offers for this talented guard.
Lancaster’s phone was buzzing yesterday as he received calls from George Mason, Columbia, Delaware, Hartford, James Madison, Brown, Navy, Holy Cross, NJIT, Mount St. Mary’s and Air Force. Despite being appreciative of the early attention, Lancaster admits that he was somewhat surprised.
“I really didn’t know that all of these schools were really interested in me,” Lancaster told PSN. “I’m actually excited about the upcoming recruiting process. I enjoy talking to coaches, I enjoy the media and them talking about me. I’m a 6’4″, combo guard who can shoot on all three levels, play defense and I’m really athletic.”
The big call for Lancaster came when RMU told him that he was receiving his third D-I offer.
“I got a call from their coaching staff and after seeing my game film and liking it, Robert Morris believes that I’d be a great fit into their system,” said Lancaster. “They liked how hard I play and the way I play with a chip on my shoulder, which comes from being counted out at times and it motivates me so that I can be counted in.”
“I was actually surprised by the offer from Robert Morris but I was excited and thankful at the same time. I was surprised because this was actually the first time that I heard from them. I’m now just looking forward to start building a relationship with them.”
Despite being happy with receiving three early offers, Lancaster tells me that he won’t become content and knows he has things that he can work on over this next two seasons which will make him a better player.
Shane Lancaster @_shanelancaster : 2022 Guard
Great 3-point shooter that sets up efficient mid-range game. Uses quick first step and strength to get paint touches and attack the hoop with confidence. https://t.co/ukguSvLUpn (Full Highlights) @SJCBoysHoops pic.twitter.com/UZ4xpwpAIx
— Patrick Behan (@CoachBehanSJC) May 17, 2020
“I’ve really been working on my ball handling, working on my shooting range and just working on becoming a more consistent basketball player. I’m also working on my defense so that I can be a player that can be able to guard 94 feet on a consistent basis.”