Recruiting: Breaking Down Northwestern's Newest 2015 Commit Derek Pardon

Andy Lyons

Wildcats land 2015 power forward out of Ohio.

Northwestern keeps their recruiting momentum going with the commitment of 2015 power forward Derek Pardon.  Pardon is unranked on all of the major services, but is considered a three star talent.  He had offers from Xavier, Northwestern, Pittsburg and Dayton, before choosing Northwestern.

Pardon will join point guard Jordan Ash as Northwestern begins to shape their 2015 class.  Pardon averaged 11.4 points and 10.4 rebound per game this season, leading his team in rebounds, which is very impressing since one of his high school teammates is highly ranked Carton Bragg.

Pardon is a blue collar player that isn't afraid to get his hands dirty.  He has good hands and loves to crash the glass.  He averaged just under 3 blocks a game for his high school team, which will make him an asset in the paint on defense.  Northwestern is very thin in their frontcourt and Pardon will definitely fill that need.  The most encouraging thing about Pardon is that he is currently trending up, not only at the end of his high school season, but also on the AAU circuit.  He scored 11,14,13 and 17 during his last four games against the best competition in Ohio.

Overall, Pardon is a solid prospect.  He has great size and a frame that can easily add muscle, which will be needed to survive in the paint during Big Ten play.  Pardon also continues the recent rise in Northwestern recruiting and could be a key piece in what Chris Collins is starting to build in Evanston.

Here is some video on Pardon:

Derek Pardon '15 Highlights @ Nike All-Ohio City Series (via IA Elites)

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