Fresh off a postseason run and one of the most heralded recruiting classes in years, William and Mary solidified the first member of its signing class of 2011 when Apple Valley (Minn.) High School forward Tom Schalk gave the Tribe a verbal commitment Wednesday. The 6’7″ post player averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds his junior season, and was labeled a two-star recruit by Scout.com.
Schalk, who also received a scholarship offer from Wofford, was rated the no. 46 power forward in his class by ESPN and is a proficient three-point shooter.
Barring transfers or unexpected developments, Head Coach Tony Shaver will have a total of three scholarships available for the class of 2011, with the only official departure from the 2010-11 team that of center Marcus Kitts to graduation.