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Arledge Picks Mason, Young Headed to DePaul

Two D.C. charter school basketball players have made their college commitments.

KIMA forward Jonathan Arledge, scheduled to visit Georgetown next weekend, went ahead and committed to George Mason, a huge get for the Patriots, who have been after Arledge for some time.

Also, Friendship Collegiate guard Brandon Young, who had a scholarship offer from Georgetown, committed to play for DePaul.

Arledge, who is 6 feet 9, averaged 9.5 points per game last season. He had scholarship offers from Temple, Michigan, Xavier, Virginia Commonwealth, Drexel, Fairfield and Northeastern and had been recruited by Maryland and Georgetown.

"He took two unofficials [to Georgetown] and he liked it but he just really liked George Mason," KIMA Coach Levet Brown said. "He felt he fit there and they've been recruiting him since he was a junior.

"He got tired of the whole process and he loved George Mason on the visit. He was supposed to visit Georgetown on October 2 and they claimed they were going to offer, but he got tired of it. That's it for him."

As for Young, the 6-4 point guard averaged 8.8 points per game game last season and had narrowed his choices to Marquette, Massachusetts and DePaul, according to Friendship Collegiate Coach Clinton Crouch.

"His family just felt the most comfortable with the [DePaul] staff," Crouch said, adding that official visits were scrapped to Miami and South Florida.

By Josh Barr  | September 24, 2009; 12:01 PM ET
Categories:  Basketball, Friendship Collegiate, KIMA  
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