Not many would think the Cordia Lions could possibly be a 14th region contender with the likes of Knott County, Perry Central, Hazard, and Letcher Central, but they may have jumped to the lead pack today.
Cordia head coach Rodrick Rhodes has gained two division 1 caliber players today and will play their first game of the season tonight at home vs. June Buchanan.
Seniors Emmanuel Owootoah and Marlon King have been ruled eligible by a court and can play immediately.
According to Rivals.com, the 5'10" Owootoah is receiving interest from Arizona, Florida State, and Tennessee. He also has a confirmed offer from UCLA. I have also heard that Baylor is very interested in the Canadian as well.
King is a 6'3" guard from Toronto, Canada, attended West Hill C.I. Marlon, averaged 26pts, 9rbs, 5ast, 1stl, 1blk, per game for the 2011-12 high school basketball season and his team competed in the city finals and ofsaa.
There is also a good possibility that 6'8" guard Fritz Lucien will be eligible by next week for the Lions.
Cordia also has point guard Felix Frimpong waiting to get eligible as well.
Cordia could be right in the hunt for the 14th region with a load of Canadian talent on the way.