UD basketball welcomes new recruits after losing starter to Wake Forest

Houston Emory played on four state championship basketball teams at Blue Ridge, an all-boys boarding school in Saint George, Virginia.

The opportunity to help the University of Delaware defend its Colonial Athletic Association title played a role in deciding him early this week to become a Blue Hen.

The 6-foot-9, 195-pounder, from nearby Devon, Pennsylvania, verbally committed to Delaware on Monday.

It was a timely addition for the Blue Hens coming on the same day sophomore Andrew Carr, who entered the transfer portal last month, announced he was going to Wake Forest. His departure opens up opportunities for Emory.

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“Throughout my high school career I’ve been part of a winning team,” Emory said Tuesday, “and Delaware being able to win the championship of the conference this past year shows the work they’ve been putting in and what they’re. trying to accomplish as a program. That definitely drew me in. “

Wake Forest was one of the schools that offered Emory a scholarship early in his high school career before injuries and illness intervened. Penn State and Rhode Island had been other suitors.

Delaware won out over fellow mid-majors Siena and Vermont.

“I loved every bit of it,” Emory said of his recent visit to Newark, “and thought it was the place I could see myself for the next four years.”

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