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Versatile 6-10 Noah Waterman commits to Niagara basketball

Noah Waterman, whom his high school coach describes as "truly a 6-10 guard," has committed to play basketball at Niagara University.

Waterman is expected on campus to enroll and will work out with the Purple Eagles this week, Finger Lakes Christian coach John Sandlas told The Buffalo News.

Waterman, from Seneca Falls, was not heavily recruited because of injuries the last two summers but was offered by Binghamton and Niagara earlier this month.

Waterman played in the Empire State Christian Athletic League, averaging 33.9 points, 12.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.9 blocks, but also has shown shooting touch from the perimeter despite his size.

He was a 6-foot-2-inch guard as a sophomore and then kept growing.

"(A height of ) 6-10 is correct the last I knew, but he is still growing and I wouldn’t doubt if he is closer to 6-11 now," Sandlas said. "He has been growing at a pretty steady rate through high school. His skill set has only gotten better as he has grown. He was in the gym for hours every day during all of this growing, working on the aspects of the game that big men tend to lose as they grow – ball handling, shooting, quickness. This is what makes him so versatile."

Waterman will fill the final scholarship that new coach Patrick Beilein has available. He joins George Washington transfer point guard Shandon Brown, junior college small forward Italo Cicotti, junior college power forward Nicholas Kratholm, Daemen College transfer Nick MacDonald and Le Moyne College transfer Kobi Nwandu.

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