Notebook: Non-BCS schools pick up uncommitted forwards

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Two of the nation's top uncommitted forwards made decisions on Monday.

Canada native Dyshawn Pierre, an athletic 6-foot-6 product of Anderson (ON), went with Dayton.

“He comes from a great family, a winning high school program and has a wealth of experience competing for his national team in Canada," Flyers' coach Archie Miller said in a statement.

Moreover, former Providence commit Markus Crider chose Georgia State. Crider is a physical prospect who did a prep year at Bridgton Academy (Maine) this past season.

"I am very excited to be adding a player of Markus' talent to our team," Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter said in a release. "He will be a great addition to our wings. I am also excited that he is from my hometown of Dayton which has produced many talented basketball players over the years."

Brzoja commits to Northwestern -- maybe

Mislav Brzoja
, a native of Crotia who saw his recruitment heat up over the past month, made a decision on Monday night.

Brzoja committed to Northwestern, but has yet to be admitted to the school. If he is not accepted into the school, he said he will commit to Dayton.

"I think that [Northwestern] would be a good fit for me," Brzoja told Chris Emma of Scout's Northwestern site. "Their style of play is good for me. I want to play in the Big Ten."

Kentucky and other schools joined the 6-foot-5 guard's recruitment late in the process.

News and Notes: Baylor likely closed out its class with San Antonio native Taurean Waller-Prince . . . UTEP picked up Matt Wilms . . . Germany native Maodo Lo popped for Columbia . . . Robert Morris nabbed two 2013 prospects in Emmanuel Omogbo and Britton Lee . . .Chris Burgess is going to Appalachian State . . . Central Michigan got Blake Hibbitts.

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