In the past couple of days North Texas Mens Basketball program has gone from 1 open scholarship to 4! Shane Temara graduated. A.J. Lawson, Allante Holston, and Khalil Fuller all decided to transfer out. So that leaves the question who is coming in? Well North Texas has yet to receive a commitment for their 2018 class. No worries, the UNT staff has been very busy scouting some pretty good players. In the next couple of weeks you will start to see visits and most likely commitments. Lets take a look at who they are targeting that we know of.
Here is what I expect North Texas to try to land with their 4 scholarships:
- 1-2 High Schoolers
- 1-2 JUCO (Guys that have 3 years to play)
- 1 Transfer
- None of the 4 scholarships will be used on DJ Draper. Draper will remain on academic scholarship.
The consistent theme with most of the players that North Texas is targeting is that they are athletic versatile wings. Guys that are 6-5 to 6-9 who can play multiple positions. Pretty much every guy on that list can handle the ball. They can also guard multiple positions.
Larry Wise the wing from Waxahachie is a guy who decommited from Drake in March. UNT wont be only one in the mix for Wise. He is getting interest from Major programs. North Texas is putting the full court press on him. He would be a tremendous pick up.
Keandre Cook from Odessa College has some pretty solid offers. He has two from CUSA teams, La Tech and UAB. Dude is a beast of a scorer. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up as a starter for North Texas if they are able to land him. He can score from anywhere on the court.
Marvin Cannon recently picked up a UNT offer this past week. He should be visiting soon. He averaged 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game at Barton. He didn’t take a lot of 3’s. This guy plays above the rim.
Trace Young is a hard one to figure out. He has a lot of talent, and has a North Texas offer. It seems like he leaning towards Wyoming.
Brandon Averette is a transfer PG from Oklahoma St to keep your eye on. He’s from Richardson.