September 16, 2014

##STRecruiting: Martin’s hard work pays off with spot in Silva’s final five

Chris Silva

Chris Silva

USC basketball coach Frank Martin made 6-8 PF Chris Silva of Gabon, Africa a priority target this spring and followed him closely thru the various tournaments and events the last few months.  As a result, Martin has earned an official visit from Silva and thus a chance to sign him in November.

“They’ve been very active,” Silva’s coach at Roselle Catholic, NJ Dave Boff said of the Gamecocks’ recruiting efforts.  “Matt Figger and coach Martin hav

e done a great job recruiting him and we hear from them quite often.”

Silva has USC, Kansas State, Rhode Island, Villanova and Seton Hall on his short list.  He has been in Massachusetts with an uncle and has just returned to Roselle.  He and his coach will be sitting down soon to plan out the dates for his official visits which will ultimately lead to his decision.

“I do have a sense of a favorite but I don’t want to go on the record with anything like that because these kids change their minds daily,” Boff said.

Silva averaged 13 points and 9 rebounds per game last season.