Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jon Severe to transfer to Iona, immediately eligible

Jon Severe will play final season at Iona after transferring from Fordham. Junior guard is eligible immediately. (Photo courtesy of the New York Post)

Iona reached into a familiar well to begin their latest retooling after this past season's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship and NCAA Tournament berth.

The Gaels received a commitment Wednesday afternoon from Jon Severe, a one-time New York State Mr. Basketball who spent his first three collegiate years at Fordham. The news was first reported by SNY's Adam Zagoria, who also stated Severe would be immediately eligible for the 2016-17 season, and was later confirmed by an Iona official.

Severe averaged 7.6 points per game for Fordham this past season, but has been a go-to scorer in his career, leading the Rams in points per game as a freshman en route to Atlantic 10 All-Rookie honors. His arrival in New Rochelle will go a long way toward replacing A.J. English in a backcourt that returns not only lethal marksman Deyshonee Much, but also welcomes back former MAAC Rookie of the Year Schadrac Casimir, who was limited to four games last season due to a hip injury.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

14 comments:

  1. At least Jon gets to move up in program for his last year.

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  2. Shame Fordham is ducking Iona, but Neubauer doesn't like to play tough competition like he does cheating on his wife. #JesuitGigilo2

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  3. I think this is a good get for Iona. Severe was a bit over his head in the A-10, but the MAAC is probably the right spot for him.

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    1. Massive departure underway at Fordham. In addition to the two seniors (who were the Ram's best players) graduating, you have a number of transfers: Severe, Smith, Hardnett (who were highly touted recruits by the new coach) and a bench player.

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    2. Fordham is flat out in over it's head playing in the A-10.

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    3. Fordham finished in the middle of the pack in the A-10. Fordham held its own this year in the coach's first year. I doubt any MAAC team could have finished higher in the A-10 than Fordham did.

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    4. Monmouth, Iona and Siena would all have finished ahead of Fordham had they been in the A10 this season.

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    5. Severe had offers far better than Fordham. He was a steal for that program. he will have better players around him at Iona.

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  4. Doubtful. On a given night, a MAAC team can play up against A-10 competition. Over the course of an 18-game schedule, though, MAAC teams don't have the size, strength, or numbers to play with A-10 teams.

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    1. St Joe's, Dayton, VCU, Richmond maybe...not Fordham , Lasalle, Duquense or St. Bonaventure. Time for Fordham to exit this conference.

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    2. Please, I've seen Fordham play, and Lasalle and Duquense are even worse, just to name two more. The top 4 or 5 of the A10 are usually very strong. Very big drop off after that, and the bottom 2 or 3 are usually cannon fodder.

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    3. The MAAC conference was No. 19 overall in RPI this year -- even behind the Ivy League. The A-10 was 7th, just behind the Big 5 and the Big East. No comparison. The A-10 has sent five teams to the NCAA in years past. In this light, saying the A-10 has four or five "strong" teams and then a big drop off is comical. A team that finishes middle of the pack in the A-10, like Fordham did this year, would likely contend for the MAAC title in any given year.

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    4. A-10 better than the MAAC no question, but Fordham is one of the perennial cellar dwellers of the A-10 and NOT as good as the top MAAC teams.

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  5. So many Fordham fans cling to A10 membership as some sort of achievement. It's not. Rather, it is a symbol of futility for Fordham.

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