Anthony Lalor, a developing 6-9, 230 pound power forward/center from Westchester C.C. in Valhalla, N.Y., is starting to attract attention from several high major programs this winter.
Lalor scored 17 points and grabbed four rebounds before fouling out on Saturday in a 92-85 loss to Monroe C.C. at the Region XV Championship game.
Lalor signed with George Washington University out of high school two years ago, but headed to Westchester after failing to qualify academically.
While he might not have been thought of as a high major recruiting target entering his sophomore season at Westchester, the lack of available big bodies has made Lalor an increasingly popular target as the spring signing period approaches.
Westchester Asst. Coach Leon Payne told JUCO Junction that Miami (FL), Rutgers, St. Bonaventure, Hawaii, St. Francis (NY), Fairleigh Dickinson and Manhattan have all inquired about Lalor this season.
"He's an athletic shotblocker who attacks the offensive glass," Payne said. "His game is from 10 feet and in, but he will need to get stronger and extend his range for the next level."
JUCO Junction has watched Lalor play when he was back in high school and over the past two years at Westchester. He has clearly made strides in his game, but he probably wouldn't be a major scorer right away at the high D-I level. His offensive game is still a bit raw and lacks polish, but he is a fine run/jump athlete.
With many colleges scrambling for big bodies this spring, it's easy to see why Lalor has all of a sudden become a priority target for many programs.
JUCO Junction will keep you posted on Lalor's recruitment as the spring signing period approaches, so keep it here for more information on him and other top J.C. prospects.