By Tom Robinson, NEPASportsNation.com
Ethan Meuser is just days into his year at The Hill School, a prep school in Pottstown, and he already knows his next stop.
Meuser has given his verbal commitment to accept a full scholarship to play National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II basketball for Stonehill College in Massachusetts, beginning with the 2022-23 school year.
The 6-foot-8 forward for the NEPA Elite Coyle 17U AAU team is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary, who got an extra year of eligibility for AAU because of his status as a prep school player.
Since completing his AAU career in July, Meuser has been assessing his college decision, weighing multiple NCAA Division II and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) options. He made unofficial visits to Stonehill, Pace and Millersville, then went back for an official visit at Stonehill Sept. 1-2 and spent time with his future teammates.
“I had a great time with the team,” Meuser said. “I really like the system they run.”
Meuser left Massachusetts with an offer and a hunch.
“After that visit, I pretty much knew what I wanted to do,” he said. “I just wanted to sleep on it and that feeling stayed.”
Stonehill impressed Meuser from the start.
“Even on the unofficial visit, I had a feeling it was going to be the place,” Meuser said. “I really liked it.”
Meuser earned All-Hoop Group Showcase League fifth-team honors for his play this spring and summer with NEPA Elite.
At Wyoming Seminary, Meuser was a two-time Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 first-team all-star choice by NEPABasketball.com for his role in the Blue Knights consecutive championships. As a senior, he also was a second-team, all-District 2 choice on the website’s team for players in all classifications.
Stonehill sat out the 2020-21 season because of the pandemic. The Skyhawks went 13-6 in the Northeast-10 Conference and 18-11 overall in 2019-20, making the NCAA Division II Tournament before it was canceled because of COVID-19.