Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College's Andre Coimbra has signed with Central Michigan.
Coimbra, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the final piece of what many consider the Chippewas' best recruiting class in program history.
Coimbra averaged 7 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks per game last season for NEO and coach Dustin Grover. He chose CMU over Missouri-Kansas City.
It's the seventh scholarship awarded for the 2010 class, when only six were supposed to be available.
The coaching staff and players are being suspiciously mum on who's leaving the program. After the season, several former players told me Marko Spica would not return for his fifth year and return to Serbia. But Spica denied the rumor Wednesday, saying he will do an internship in Serbia but still return to play basketball. Apparently the coaches feel like they need to wait until after exams to release who is leaving to make room for Coimbra. My best bet still is on Spica — the guys he came in with are leaving and he and Zeigler have never seen eye-to-eye. Another gut feeling is Zach Saylor, whose injury problems have kept him from getting any semblance of playing time.
The 2010 recruiting class in full
G/F Trey Zeigler Mount Pleasant High School Four stars (No. 7 SG - Scout.com)
F Colin Voss East Grand Rapids High School Two stars
C Nate VanArendonk Grand Haven High School Two stars
G Derek Jackson St. Benedictine (Cleveland, Ohio) N/A
F Jevon Harden Loyola High School (Detroit) Two stars
G Paris Paramore Triton College (Ill.) N/A
F Andre Coimbra Northeastern Oklahoma A&M N/A