By CHUCKIE MAGGIO
Joryam Saizonou, a 6-foot-3 combo guard who also held offers from Boston College, Marshall, Mount St. Mary’s and Oral Roberts, has committed to St. Bonaventure.
Saizonou, who hails from the Netherlands and played a year at Beckley Prep in West Virginia after graduating from McCallie High School in Chattanooga, Tenn., played for the Netherlands junior national team and was invited to the NBA Basketball Without Borders Europe camp in 2019, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. He averaged 6.6 points and three assists in the 2019 FIFA Under-18 European Championship.
A Rivals three-star recruit, Saizonou will have four years of NCAA eligibility. “This was the hardest decision I have ever made,” he wrote in his announcement. “That being said, me and my family have decided that I will be attending St. Bonaventure University these next four years! Can’t wait!”
The Bonnies, after Saizonou’s commitment, have three open scholarships remaining for the 2021-22 season. Recruiting target Linton Brown, who included Bona in his final three, will announce his decision on Sunday.