The Merrimack men’s basketball team received a commitment from Brimmer & May forward Jordan Minor on Tuesday night. Minor, according to The New England Recruiting Report, originally received the offer from Merrimack head coach Joe Gallo last week.
Minor, a 6-foot-7 small forward, reclassified at Brimmer & May after starting his high school career at B.C. High. Minor is the only upperclassmen in Brimmer & May’s starting lineup this season. Last season he received a Division I offer from Brown but NERR said that his stock began to rise at the start of this season, when he not only led on the court with his production but also off the court with a young Brimmer & May roster. Last week, NERR called Minor “one of the biggest stock-risers in New England.”
“First of all, I would like to give praise to God, without him I wouldn’t even be in the situation where I am today,” Minor wrote on his Twitter account. “I am very appreciative of the guidance and direction that I have received from my mother, father, friends and family throughout the years and the countless sacrifices they have made for me. I would like to thank all the coaches who have helped me get to where I am today, especially Tom Nelson and Vin Pastore for always supporting me as I have established a lifelong bond with them. Finally, I would like to thank the Brimmer and May community for welcoming me with open arms and providing the opportunity for me to grow as a student-athlete. With that being said, I am glad to announce that I am committed to Merrimack College.”
Minor received high praise on social media from his coaches. Pastore, who is the director of Mass Rivals, said that Minor had “outstanding grandes and excellent character.” Rivals and Brimmer & May coach Tom Nelson called Minor, “a wonderful young man who worked hard on and off the court for this opportunity.” Brooks coach John McVeigh, who coaches against Minor but is also a Merrimack alum, said “Always happy to see my former college team sign a kid with high character, great grades and a relentless work ethic. Plays as hard as anyone we’ve faced on the court this year and just keeps getting better.”