Three Tulane sports reported signees on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday.
Men's basketball announced that Kris Richard, a 6-foot-5, 165-pound shooting guard from
Beaumont, Texas, Ozen High School. Richard, who averaged 18.0 points and 4.0 rebounds
per game a a junior, is noted for his jump shot from the perimeter.
Richard projects as a combo guard, able to play both the 1 and the 2, and chose the Green
Wave over Arizona State, Virginia, and Wichita State.
The men also got a signed National Letter of Intent from Jon Andersen, 6-9, 210-pound
power forward from Metairie Park Country Day High. Anderson, who averaged 13 points
and 8 rebounds per game as a junior, chose Tulane over Furman, Murray State, Nicholls State,
Anderson, a development project who needs to add weight and strength in college, played
last summer for the New Orleans Panthers. The Panthers also featured 6-9 Greg Monroe
from Helen Cox High School in Marrero who is Scout.com's No. 1-rated prospect in the
2008 recruiting class.
Women's basketball added three prospects Wednesday, including Tiffany Aidoo, a 5-9 guard
from Northshore High School in Slidell, La. Aidoo was named second team All-State and
All-Metro large school Player of the Year after averaging 15.6 points per game as a junior.
Caitlin Cleveland another 5-9 guard, hails from Kenner, La. She is the daughter of the late
Carl Cleveland, a former Green Wave football player. At Mt. Carmel High School Caitlin
was coached by Mary Ann Marino, who played for Tulane women's coach Lisa Stockton
for three seasons and was part of Tulane's first Conference USA Champion squad during
the 1996-97 season. Cleveland, who earned All-District honors after her freshman, sophomore
and junior seasons, projects as a wing player. She chose Tulane over Vanderbilt and Samford.
Kiara Slaton, a 6-3 post player with a big body, originally from Ocean Springs, Miss., now
plays high school basketball at Rockwall High School in Rockwall, Texas. Slaton was
named first team All-District honors after her freshman and sophomore seasons at Ocean
Springs High School before relocating to Rockwall after Hurricane Katrina. As a junior
with Rockwall, Slaton earned All-District honors and led her team to the State Championship
game last season, before finishing as the runner-up.
Slaton has made her rep as a shot blocker and averaged 7.7 rebounds per game as a junior.
The Times Picayune reported Thursday morning that three local prospects; Delgado Community
College outfielder Drew Allain, and Archbishop Rummel right-handed pitcher Robbie Broach,
and first baseman Kirk Cummingham had signed with Rick Jones' Green Wave baseball team.
Broach, a candidate for Team USA, the U.S. Junior National team, was 11-1 with a 1.42 ERA
as a junior.
Green Wave head coach Rick Jones has also obtained committments from; Mike Lehmann,
a righthanded pitcher from Pearl River Central High School, in Picayune, Miss; right-handed
pitcher Cody Railsback from McLennan Community College, in Waco, Texas; and Robert Segedin, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound third-baseman from North Valley-Old Tappan High School
in Old Tappan, New Jersey.
Segedin was the New Jersey Player of the Year in 2006.
The early signing period will continue through Nov. 15.