Basabe commits to Siena
The Siena College men’s basketball team received their second oral commitment for the 2010-11 season when St. Mark’s (Mass.) forward Melsahn Basabe committed to play for coach Fran McCaffery.
The 6-foot-7 Basabe, who is originally from Long Island, joins Reading Pa. native Trenity Burdine, who is 6-6, as the first two recruits for the 2010-11 year.
Basabe plays for St. Mark’s School is Southborough, Mass., but played AAU basketball for the New York Gauchos.
Basabe picked Siena over Drexel and Virginia Commonwealth, but bigger schools from the Big East were starting to show interest and some had even made scholarship offers.
Siena still has one scholarship for that season to give out.