LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Siena Basketball Head Coach Jimmy Patsos has announced the first two additions to the Saints' Class of 2021. St. Paul, Minnesota guard Jordan Horn and Toronto big man Prince Oduro have both signed and returned their National Letters of Intent during the early signing period, and will enroll at Siena College next fall.
Rated the 12th best player in Minnesota in his class according to northernexposurepreps.com, the 6'3" 190-pound Horn stars for Tartan High School which competes in the state's highest level in Class 4A. He was named the Metro East Conference Player of the Year and a Minneapolis Star Tribune Third Team All-Metro selection last season after averaging 17.3 points, which included a 31-point effort in the Titans' sectional final loss to North St. Paul. Horn averaged 17.7 points as a sophomore, and has been named Tartan's Team MVP each of the past two seasons. A varsity performer since the eighth grade, he has started since his freshman year and served as team captain since his sophomore season. Horn played AAU for Howard Pulley on the Nike EYBL circuit, as well as the Minnesota Fury.
"Jordan is a well-rounded player and person," commented Patsos. "He's the prototypical combo guard who can play both the one and the two, and shoots the ball well. He's one of the top-10 players from the Minneapolis area, and if you look where the others are going and the success that they've had, we're glad to get him. Hats off to assistant coach Abe Woldeslassie for bringing Jordan in."
Rated the 10th best Canadian player in his class according to Hoops Hype Canada's FAB 40 National Rankings, Oduro chose Siena over 17 other Division I offers including several from high major programs. The 6'8", 230-pound forward is currently playing prep basketball for First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pennsylvania, after having played in high school for Earl Haig Secondary in his native Canada. The first player in his prep school's history to sign with a Division I program, Oduro also competes for Canada Elite on the Under Armour AAU circuit.
"Prince is one of the most talented recruits we've had since we've gotten here, and he's only getting better," said Patsos. "He has the ability to play right away, and, with losing four seniors, we expect him to come in and play a lot from day one."
The 2016-17 version of the Saints return to action Friday when they travel to face college basketball blue blood No. 7/8 Kansas in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at 8 p.m. ET.