Nov. 19, 2009
Baltimore, Md. - Lost in the shuffle of the men's basketball 2-1 start with exciting wins over Vermont and UMBC but not forgotten was the news over the weekend that Dylon Cormier, a 6-2 guard from Baltimore, has submitted his national letter of intent and is officially a Greyhound beginning in the Fall of 2010.
"Dylon will be a welcome addition to our program," Greyhounds sixth-year head coach Jimmy Patsos said on the signing. "We have been very successful lately with kids from Baltimore and we expect Dylon will continue that trend. Greg [Manning] did a great job getting this kid and we are looking forward to Dylon joining us in the fall."
Cormier was an All-MIAA A Conference First Team selection as a junior out of Cardinal Gibbons HS last year. He played his summer AAU ball with Crusader Nation. He will become the first Patsos recruit to enroll directly into Loyola out of high school since Marquis Sullivan did so out of Archbishop Spalding. Sullivan, who graduated last year scored 1,242 points and is the school's all-time three-point shooter.
The addition of Cormier fills two of the scholarships the Greyhounds will have available next season, having already announced the signing of Justin Drummond last week.
Loyola continues its four-game road swing Saturday when it visits Mount St. Mary's, continuing the most-played rivalry in the state of Maryland with the 165th edition.