Early Basketball Signing Period 2014 for U of A, ASU, GCU and NAU

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Early Signing Day Period for basketball has arrived and the state’s basketball programs have signed many of the players that will make up their 2015 recruiting class.


The Wildcats have had another remarkable year in recruiting and according to many, have signed the number one recruiting class in the nation. The signees for their class is below:

-Chance Comanche – Center, 6-10, 205, Beverly Hills, CA, Beverly Hills High School – A four-star recruit ranked as the #97 overall recruit and the #16 center in the class of 2015 by ESPN.

-Justin Simon – Guard, 6-5, 185, Temecula, CA, Brewster Academy – A four-star recruit ranked as the #27 overall recruit, the #16 point guard and the #2 prospect from California in the class of 2015 by ESPN.

-Ray Smith – Forward, 6-8, 180, Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas High School – A four-star recruit ranked as the #24 overall recruit and the #5 small forward in the class of 2015 by ESPN.

-Allonzo Trier – Guard, 6-5, 190, Seattle, WA, Findlay Prep – A five-star recruit ranked as the #17 overall recruit and the #3 shooting guard in the class of 2015 by ESPN.

“This is an important class for us, as we’re bracing for and expect a number of underclassmen on this year’s team to pursue professional careers,” Sean Miller said via Arizona Athletics. “With the combination of seniors and underclassmen we will lose after this season, this class is significant in many ways. Two qualities we love about this class are that each member is a high-character individual and the fact that their qualities on the court complement each other very well.”


Arizona State:

The Sun Devils signed two players and still have one remaining scholarship for their upcoming class. One player out of high school in Washington and the other the latest JUCO transfer to join the program. Herb Sendek has gone hard after the JUCO players after the success of Carrick Felix, Shaquille McKissic and added three the roster for the upcoming season.

-Dominic Green – Forward, 6-7, 175, Renton, WA, Hazen High School -A three-star prospect by Rivals.com and considered the 143rd ranked prospect for his class.

-Andre Spight – Guard, 6-3, 165, Pasadena, CA, South Plains College in Levelland, TX – As a freshman at South Plains in 2013-14, he averaged 16 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists, shooting 38 percent from behind the arc.


Grand Canyon:

For the first time, Dan Majerle was able to recruit with a season of division I basketball under his belt. Because of it, prospect took notice. Especially locally. 

-Kenzo Nudo – Guard, 6-3, 185, Scottsdale, AZ, Chaparral High School – A two-star prospect according to ESPN and the 103rd ranked shooting guard in the country.

-Nate Renfro – Forward, 6-7, 175, Tucson, AZ, Sahuaro High School – A two-star prospect according to ESPN and the 87th ranked small forward in the country.


Northern Arizona:

Jack Murphy is not afraid to recruit all over the country. Their leading scorer from a season ago, JUCO transfer Quinton Upshor, had never been to the state before arriving to play for the Lumberjacks. This time around, Murphy brings in five players, all from out of state and four of which from all the way at the other end of the country which are being called “The Florida Four.”

-Corey Brown – Forward, 6-8, Hollywood, FL, McArthur High School – In top ten in district for points, rebounds and assists last season.

-Michael Green – Guard, 5-11, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dillard High School – Explosive guard who was an all country performer last season.

-Bryant “Junior” Searcy – Guard, 6-4, Tampa, FL, Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School – Was one of the top scorers last season with 22.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

-Majestic “Jesse” Tejada – Guard, 6-1, Hollywood, FL, McArthur High School – Was the first player for the 2015 class to commit back in the spring when he visited according to Coach Murphy.

-Brady Twombly – Guard, 6-5, 200, Carlsbad, CA, La Costa Canyon High School – A two-star prospect according to ESPN and All-CIF First Team honoree from a year ago.

“We are so excited about this class and these five young men who have decided to join the NAU basketball family,” said Jack Murphy. “They each bring high character along with tremendous basketball skill and ability. I am confident that these young men will continue to help our program climb to new heights.”

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