HURRICANES NABS NEW JERSEY FORWARD
Blair Academy’s (NJ) Deng Gak is off the boards.
The 6’11 Sudan native has committed to the University of Miami, becoming Jim Larranaga’s third recruit of the class. Gak chose the Hurricanes over Duke, Florida, Indiana and Kansas after visiting the school last month, officially.
“After thinking long and hard, I’ve decided that the University of Miami is the best fit for me to continue my education and basketball career.”
Gak told Evan Daniels of Scout.com that he was impressed with how they used their forwards in the program and how he enjoyed their games and practices. “From watching their games last year and some of their practices this year, I really liked how they utilize their forwards and the freedom they have,” said Gak.
Gak joins DMV point guard Chris Lykes (Gonzaga) and New Zealand big man Sam Waardenburg in the recruiting class. Miami is still in the hunt for Five-star Pennsylvania guard Lonnie Walker.
WALKER COMMITS TO GEORGETOWN
Georgetown has received a commitment from Hargrave Military Academy (VA) forward Antwan Walker, a 6’7 post-grad prospects who played last season at H.D. Woodson High School in Washington D.C.
Walker, who caught the attention of many last year as a senior at Woodson, chose the Hoyas over Virginia Tech in which his coach, A.W. Hamilton, explained how Georgetown has always been his “dream school.” Hamilton told Evan Daniels of Scout.com, “Georgetown has always been Antwan’s dream school. When he took his visit he fell in love with the coaches and players, and it just felt like the perfect fit.”
A athletic wing with a high-motor, Walker is a versatile forward that can guard multiple positions and has a great skill set. During his senior season at Woodson, Walker averaged 6.5 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 blocks per game for his team that went defeated.
Just last week, the Hoyas received great news when Top 50 guard Tremont Waters committed to the program over Indiana and Kentucky.
TEAM MELO FRESHMAN PICK UP UNLV OFFER
Two prominent freshman in the Baltimore area, Justin Lewis and Che Evans, have both picked up an offer from UNLV. The Team Melo (MD) duo already holds offers from Georgia Tech and St. John’s and will more than likely hear from more schools as the season progresses.