Constitution High senior Erik Raleigh gave an oral commitment to play at Central Connecticut State Friday morning.

The 6-foot-8 power forward accepted the Blue Devils' offer while on an official visit to the campus in New Britian, Conn.

According to Constitution coach Rob Moore, Raleigh is the first Constitution athlete to receive a college athletic scholarship. Raleigh's teammate, Xavier Harris, gave Penn an oral commitment earlier this year. But as an Ivy League member, the Quakers don't provide athletic scholarships.

"Erik and his family are extremely happy with the selection of Central Connecticut State," Moore said. "We feel that [CCS] coach [Howie] Dickenman is the right person to continue developing Erik as a student-athlete."

Raleigh, who is scheduled to take summer courses at CCS in July, missed most of this past season with a broken wrist. He averaged 13 points, 15 rebounds and 5.6 blocked shots as a junior.

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