Lawrence Acad.'s Howes commits to Merrimack

Lawrence Academy senior guard Kyle Howes has verbally committed to Merrimack College for the 2014-15 season, his AAU program Boston Warriors announced tonight.

The 6-foot-2 Howes, a Maynard resident, is entering his third season at LA after a nice two-year run at Maynard High to start his high school career. As a freshman in 2009-10, he started in the backcourt on a Tigers squad that captured the No. 1 overall seed in Division 3 Central. He transferred to LA over the summer of 2011, and re-classified to the 2014 class.

Here is the full release, courtesy of Boston Warriors director Mark Papas:

The Boston Warriors are happy to announce that long-time player Kyle Howes has committed to full athletic scholarship to play basketball at Merrimack College. Merrimack has been on Kyle from the beginning. Kyle is very comfortable with Coach [Bert] Hammel and the coaching staff, and he feels that Merrimack is the best fit for him.

Kyle has excelled at both basketball and football at Lawrence Academy. This past spring and summer Kyle was our leading scorer and toughest player.

“Kyle will be a success at the next level because he loves basketball and wants to be successful. The college coaches know Kyle can score but this summer not only was he one of our leading scorers, but he did the little things to help us win big games like rebounding versus bigger opponents and diving on a loose balls.” quotes coach Cory McCarthy. “We had a slow start to the Gold Super Showcase and needed a win badly, Kyle stepped up and lead by example showed his teammates the effort it takes to get physical and play high level defense to get a big win over Grassroots Indiana.”