The Robert Morris men’s basketball recruiting class is officially completed with the addition of forward Patrick Suemnick so the Colonials staff is now focused on next year and beyond.
Sunday night, Robert Morris extended an offer to small forward Aidan Noyes from Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Noyes (6’7″ 175) adds RMU to his other offers from Belmont, Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Miami (OH), Akron and Northern Kentucky.
“Coach Mike Iuzzolino called me and offered,” Noyes told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “He was at the Wildcats Select Training watching his son and saw me play. During the call, he said that he was really impressed by the way I played there. He’s also watched me play at couple times also at Moeller and thought that I would be a really good fit for their program and how they play.”
“The offer came as a total surprise to me but I’m obviously very happy to get an offer from them. I saw that they just joined the Horizon League and while I’m not totally familiar with them, I do know that they were supposed to be playing in the NCAA Tournament last year.”
Noyes is a talented player that believes his best days are still ahead of him. The offensive system at this high school doesn’t fully allow him to showcase his offensive skills, which is by the cancellation of most, if not all, AAU Tournaments is having an impact on Noyes recruitment.
“The biggest thing about my game is my athleticism and versatility,” said Noyes. “I can really play 2 thru 4. At 6’7″, I can really take it to the hole. With the AAU season getting pushed back, my college options are really wide open right now. In my opinion, not having an AAU season is having a huge impact on me because I personally think that I have the potential to be a high major player. This was going to be my chance to really blow up on the national scene because last year, I only played AAU for half a year because I’ve always been focused on baseball. The fact that AAU probably isn’t going to happen is sure disappointing to me.”
Noyes continues to work on his game and is awaiting the opportunity to get back on the basketball court and to also start making some visits to programs that have offered him.
“The biggest thing for me is going to be my relationship with the coaching staff and I really want to go to a school that I’m going to be able to develop my skills in order to be the best player that I can be. I also want to go to a school that I’d want to go even if I was a regular student and wasn’t playing basketball.”
“I’ll definitely probably make an unofficial visit to Robert Morris once all the COVID stuff wraps up. I’m not totally sure but it’s very likely.”