Broward High Schools

Northeast's Hincapie, Ely's Conner choose colleges

Now that the nation's biggest recruiting domino -- Brandon Knight -- has signed with Kentucky, other pieces in Broward County have started to fall.

Northeast’s Kevin Hincapie and Blanche Ely’s Fredrick Conner, a pair of hard-nosed point guards who had some memorable battles in District 16-5A, have taken their names off the board as well.

Hincapie signed a letter of intent with St. Thomas University on Thursday morning and Conner will secure his college future by signing with Towson University (Md.) on Friday.

This past season, Hincapie averaged 14 points, 5 assists and 3 steals and set the defensive tone for the Hurricanes’ run to the Class 5A quarterfinals with non-stop on-the-ball pressure.

Conner, as tenacious a defender as Hincapie, was the heart and soul behind the Tigers’ first 26-0 start in school history.

A consensus All-Broward first-team selection, Conner had a career-high 37 points in the Region 4-5A semifinals against host Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers’ bid for perfection ended in a 70-57 loss. Conner averaged 18 points, 5 assists and 3 steals for the season.