Yesterday, Christian Brothers Academy forward Pat Andree committed to Lehigh University. After taking official visits to Lehigh, William & Mary and George Washington, the 6’7 wing decided to call Lehigh home for his college career. The decision made Andree, who played AAU with the Jersey Shore Warriors program, the first commitment in Lehigh’s Class of 2016, and it’s a pretty solid foundation for a Mountain Hawk team that finished 16-14 last season.
The news adds a shooter to a team that shot just over 34% from three last season. But, while Andree is known for his shooting ability, ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein points out that his game is more well rounded than most may think.
Huge score last night for Lehigh in Pat Andree. Skilled 4 known for shot-making but handles & passes just as well. Immediate impact in PL.
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) August 31, 2015
As Finkelstein points out, Andree should be able to provide an immediate impact for a Lehigh team that finished third in the regular season in the Patriot League. And, as Steve Keller of the National Recruiting Report put it, he has the chance to be more than just an average player there.
The commit of CBA’s Pat Andree to Lehigh is absolute Grand Slam for the Mountain Hawks/The 6’7 Andree should be an All League star one day.
— Steve Keller (@SteveKellerNRR) August 31, 2015
Before he gets to Bethlehem however, Andree gears up for his senior season at Christian Brothers Academy, located in Lincroft, New Jersey. As a junior, Andree helped lead the Colts to a State Sectional Championship and also reached a personal milestone, scoring his 1,000th career point.
The bar is set high for Andree and CBA this season, and we look forward to seeing them compete again this year during our Hoop Group High School Showcase series. Congratulations again to Pat!