Fordham lands first commitment


Second-year Fordham coach Tom Pecora nabbed his first commitment in 2012 on Wednesday night. Combo-guard Mandell Thomas (Rochester, N.Y.) pledged to the Rams after receiving interest from Hofstra.

"They are the ones who recruited me the longest," Thomas told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. "They've been there hard. I think it's a great place to go to school, not just with basketball."

Thomas was the 2010-11 All-Greater Rochester Boys Basketball co-Player of the Year as a senior at Rush-Henrietta H.S. He is spending a post graduate year at Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, Mass.).