Tyrell is another transfer, joining his teammate Jalen from Mississippi State. Luepke and North Dakota State finished a combined 49-4 during his final four years. His offensive metrics were through the roof. He averaged a team-leading 19 points, 3.5 steals and 2.2 blocks in an eight-game COVID-19 shortened 2020-21 season. He becomes the third member on the roster who can speak Spanish with Tomaic and Diabate. The Aztecs, led by fifth-year head coach Brian Dutcher, played their home games at Viejas Arena as members in the Mountain West Conference. Byrd turned 17 in September in an era when kids are held back once and sometimes twice before high school to literally be men among boys on the AAU circuit. 6-4 / @elijahsaunders_ is now an #Aztec4Life. In case you were not there to see our 66-53 win over UC Riverside to open the season, here are some of the highlights. He is a high-motor player who aggressively comes off the edge to make a play. The list of MWC draftees and UDFA signings. There are no obvious connections to the SDSU, coming from Huntsville, Ala., but he has included SDSU among the growing list of schools that has expressed interest. He is a difference-maker as both a receiver and a defensive back. If we see something in a player, it doesnt matter what his ranking is. Josh is talented enough to stay at a guard spot next year, something that is rare for an offensive lineman. Basketball; 2021 Player Commits. 6-1 / Lamont Butlers decision: Should he stay or should he go? Gus again shows a commitment to finding players who can develop the passing game for SDSU and it will be interesting to see how he is used. More than 1,500 players have entered the transfer portal in men's college basketball. (@elijahsaunders_) September 24, 2021. 115 at his position, No. In a vein similar to others, he has a big-frame making him an easy target in the passing game. 6-8 / 175, SG / The support staff around McDaniels and Flynn are believed to have played a big role in Johnsons recruitment, particularly after Washington made a late push to keep him home. Nowlin is a two-way player who will play defensive end for the Aztecs. The long, wiry Baker is part of a surge of players to leave the Duquesne program. The last two (McDaniels and Malachi Flynn) ended up in the NBA. Watch SDSU's top plays from the final game. And he has a high basketball IQ as the son of a coach. Mountaintop View 5-1-23. Andy Katz ranks the top teams for next college basketball season. 15 4 2. Hearing slated Thursday for battle over release of videos to civil attorneys for Matt Araiza, former SDSU punter accused of assaulting teen. Duquesnes Chad Baker dunks the ball against Richmond during the Atlantic 10 tournament in March. 215, SF / 220, SG / Still, landing him is probably a long shot with most of the SEC involved. He and two other former Aztec players say they are innocent. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune). Were playing the guessing game of guys who could still pop in there, Dutcher said. He also received interest from Kentucky, Arkansas and Creighton. 200, SG / 9/23/2022. That group was ranked 12th by and no lower than 16th by the other services. He liked that. All the coaches reached out to him during the recruiting process instead of just one guy constantly, said Calvin Byrd, his father, who would know, having recruited dozens of players himself as an assistant at three different WCC schools. He is a physical run-blocker, routinely pushing defenders out of the way and getting into the second level. Other nights hell have 10 assists.. 2021 Recruiting Breakdown: San Diego State. Now, the 6-2 Johnson. Commit NFL Draft, Wyoming Spring Game, CFP, Conference Realignment, Golf Champions. Josh should develop into a threat for the Aztecs. Interested (1) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status. He was 6-4 when he was a sophomore in high school, 6-6 when he graduated high school with only one offer. Ive been grinding all my life chasing dreams, Johnson said on Instagram. Tip is set for 7 p.m. MT and will be broadcast on BYUtv. He fills the Aztecs most pressing need after landing a star guard in Bradley and adding interior depth in Diabate. And he loves basketball, a workaholic. Former Duquesne F Chad Baker is transferring to San Diego State. SDSUs 2009 class that featured future NBA All-Star Kawhi Leonard and four-year starter Chase Tapley was ranked in the 80s. 175, PG / (K.C. 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Theyre getting a very good player already who has a chance to make money after college playing the game. And they did it despite USC hiring away Jay Morris, their assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Johnson should be a major Division I player.. Johnson played the 2-guard for both his AAU teams, Dream Vision and Seattle Rotary, instead of his more natural position on the ball, likely costing him more attention from programs that didnt do their homework. Relive the 2023 men's NCAA tournament , Huskies bring home fifth men's NCAA tournament title since 1999 with win over San Diego State, Aztecs fans climb wall around Viejas Arena after watch party reaches capacity, The security was not letting anyone inside due to max capacity..then terror struck, Were supposed to be here. He is a physical blocker who has sneaky strength. NCAA rules preclude coaches from publicly discussing potential recruits, but heres a preliminary look (in alphabetical order) at transfers most commonly linked to SDSU. Another: All three flew under the radar on the AAU circuit. 6-9 / Aztecs. TyTy Washington Compass Prep (Chandler, AZ) 6-3 / 185. 6-7 / The latest Padres, Chargers and Aztecs headlines along with the other top San Diego sports stories every morning. Commit It was the same with him coming here. 6-1 / 210, PF / He also isnt afraid to mix it up in the run game, stepping up to lay a hit on a runner. And now, we have guys starting on NBA rosters, too. 240, PG / SDSU coach Brian Dutcher (left), assistant Dave Velasquez and the rest of the staff landed a prep recruiting class ranked 19th nationally by 247Sports. Haskell is mobile and shifty, evading defenders with his long strides and he throws pretty accurately on the run. His stock continues to rise hes a top 35 prospect by all the major recruiting services after leading the nations No. Jaiden looks to be a do-it-all kind of player in the secondary. The images will not be publicly released. 165, PF / 6-10 / 210, SF / 1-ranked prep team. 6-10 / It is one of several atmospheric conditions that harmoniously converged this year to create ideal harvest conditions for the Aztecs. He started 58 times in three seasons for the Utes, although his numbers dipped to 6.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22 minutes in 2020-21. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. Putting together first and second all-NCAA tournament team after UConn cut down the nets , These teams will likely miss out on Big Dance in 2024 after cruising into this year's tourney , Winner: dynasty over destiny 6-1 / They know they can come here, play high-level basketball, play in the NCAA Tournament, hang banners and, if theyre good enough, have a chance to make the NBA.. McGee has sneaky speed and runs a variety of routes, making him more difficult to cover with just a linebacker. Jalen comes as a transfer from Mississippi State to the SDSU quarterback room. He came here for a challenge and to be the best him. He has the speed, route-running, and hands that set him apart. 6-2 / The 41.7 percent accuracy from deep was second best in Duquesne history for a freshman. When he left for USC in August, assistant Dave Velasquez, who was instrumental in landing Tacomas Flynn, took over and made a half-dozen trips to Mount Pleasant to court him. 200, SG / He is also a stout blocker who can make an impact in the run game. 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Watch Furman vs. San Diego State: TV Channel, Time and Live Streaming of Men's College Basketball. SDSU has five seniors, but none so far has said hell return for another season. That might make the Aztecs the favorite this time, given their close ties to Baker. San Diego State Recruiting 2021 Recruiting Breakdown: San Diego State A class led by a star and top-end talent By MikeWittmann and Zach_Ballard Feb 9, 2021, 10:00am PST Share Photo by. 1 hour ago. Its transition basketball, move the ball, open space where you can create for yourself and for your teammates. Theyre expected to sign letters of intent when the November window opens Nov. 10, a day after the Aztecs season opener against UC Riverside at Viejas Arena. Baker was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up there with his parents, Carmen Laura Mazara and Derek Baker, until moving to New Jersey during high school to live with his grandfather, Bailey Baker. 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He picked Utah and blossomed into a first team all-conference selection. Every day, dozens more submit their names. The trick is whether to grab a guy now or, like midwestern weather, wait a bit and see if you like it better. San Diego State DL Jonah Tavai, WR Jesse Matthews best prospects for three-day draft, though several Aztecs expected to be free-agent signings, Privacy PolicyTerms of ServiceSign Up For Our NewslettersSite Map, Copyright 2023, The San Diego Union-Tribune |. Zavier is a big presence on the offensive line. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune), Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information, Aztecs may fill center void with 7-footer who has local ties and just entered transfer portal, Aztecs notes: Keshad Johnson begins visits in search of a new home. #GoAztecs 6-6 / Were trying to look at all those factors. Maseuli moves well fluidly when being used to pull and then showcases his strength when taking on blockers. 20 shooting guard and No. He also continues Dutchers trend toward size. Do we think where they are now compared to two years from now is going to be special?. DJ appears to be a solid, well-rounded middle linebacker who should be productive in college. One advantage for Dutcher was the pandemic, which wiped out all in-person recruiting for 15 months until the NCAA lifted its moratorium on campus visits and coaches evaluations in June. And its still early. Enter address: This website, like most media sites, uses small files called cookies to anonymously customize the advertising that you see. Christian is a giant on the offensive line, standing at a towering 69. Lamont Butlers decision: Should he stay or should he go? He was second in both scoring (14.4) and rebounding (5.9) before leaving the team in late February a day after leading scorer Xavier Johnson did. 195, PG / Transfer Matt Bradley, in his SDSU debut, led the scoring with 23 points. 8 in him home state, according to 247Sports, Hes described as equally comfortable down on the block as well as beyond the 3-point line.As a junior, the No. Arizona guard Jemarl Baker entered the portal on Thursday, and news broke Friday night that Utah wing Timmy Allen has as well. 6-5 / 6-4 / If youre uncertain about his potential, ask Rhode Island. That includes four on the frontcourt, withJoshua Tomai, Nathan Mensah, Jaedon LeDee, andTahirou Diabate all entering their senior campaigns. The images will not be publicly released. San Diego State. Thats all were doing right now.. Hes a versatile stretch forward that can spread the floor and is a good offensive weapon to have for the Aztecs. And Saunders could very well see some early playing time for the Aztecs when he arrives on campus as well. Ross is one of the better offensive linemen entering the Mountain West. Were looking for the best player but also the best fit. Coach Brian Dutcher could lose as many as seven seniors off his 2021-22 roster and has said he hoped to replace three with high school recruits and the rest with transfers in the spring. Jones strength is quite apparent on film and is a plus skill for him, but his movement and football allow his size and strength to be fully utilized. Around a month ago, top-150 NCAA Basketball. 6-10 / 2023 San Diego State University Athletics, New Season Tickets/Mini Plans/Special Events, Mountain West Softball Championship tickets, Aztec Lacrosse Field & SDSU Practice Fields, Mens Hoops Officially Add Reese Dixon-Waters, SDSU to Celebrate 2022-23 Season on Saturday Night, Aztecs Fall in National Championship Game, Aztecs Face Huskies for the National Championship, Video Platform powered by CBS Sports Digital. That makes SDSU three for three in prep targets who took official visits in late August or early September. He plays really fast. Zyrus is coming to SDSU as a linebacker but he played all over the field. Nowlin has all the tools to be a productive edge-rusher in college and should be able to fulfill his potential. Seriously, like 10 to 12 hours a day. Men's Basketball 11/10/2021 4:18:00 PM. He has breakaway speed that allows him to turn quick routes into huge gains. And while the portal is open until May 11, additions have slowed down from the . 13 Furman will face No. Two left the team in January, and seven were in the transfer portal this spring. I felt like I had a good connection with the coaches, Baker told the Union-Tribune. He loves their winning culture. The Aztecs could conceivably put a lineup on the floor next season that goes 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-9 and 6-10, an average nearly three inches taller than the starting five in 2020-21 that had only one player over 6-6 and included 5-8 Terrell Gomez. Allen has options, too. The latest Padres, Chargers and Aztecs headlines along with the other top San Diego sports stories every morning. Elijah Saunders announced his commitment to the San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team on Friday. As good as weve been in the transfer market, weve always had a great mix, Dutcher said. The official Men's Basketball page for the San Diego State University Aztecs He does well in holding contain in the run game and is patient as he waits for the play to develop instead of overpursuing. 6-9 / Anderson is always moving and his instincts allow him to be in the proper position to make a play, especially in his stout work in the run game. Aztecs HC there for his players after magical run, Bitter end to a fantastic season. But while the Aztecs are the mid-major team of the group, theyre also the lone western-based option for thePhoenix, Arizona native. That gives him one remaining season as a grad transfer and would be a fit for SDSU if Tomaic doesnt return. Leonard showcases his explosiveness by being physical at the point of contact as soon as the ball is snapped, winning his battle at the line. The idea is that while transfers bring proven talent and keep you old, freshmen set the culture for the program as they grow older and teach that to newcomers. But because of this window and whos leaving and what we need, the timing is perfect.. 1,000 percent committed. Haskell is going to need some time to develop, but he has the size and speed at quarterback that the Aztecs have been missing. 6-10 / A school or two call him, just to see where his head was. Im very happy for him, very proud for him. Eligibility restrictions apply. They did an unbelievable job recruiting him.. 17 Cincinnati, headed to one. 6-10 / Christian has the size of a college player already and know the question is how soon his skills will allow him to see the field. He committed Oct. 11, 2 weeks before he initially planned, choosing the Aztecs over Arizona and Washington. San Diego State 2021 Basketball Offers. San Diego State Aztecs MW Conference. William has the potential to be the quarterback SDSU has lacked for years. Ross has the size to compete at the college level and the ability to go with it as well. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER. He would be a natural replacement for Mitchell. 1 4 four, 22 3-stars per 247 Composite rankings. They have to evaluate what they think is best for them in the long term. : You cannot create polls. If this was a year ago and we had this guy coming back or that guy coming back, the timing might not be right. No one should expect to make money from the picks and predictions discussed on this website. He and two other former Aztec players say they are innocent. And the Aztecs need transfers. Its a snapshot of a constantly evolving drama evolving in real time. 6-6 / Eason also attended Federal Way High, which makes him an obvious target for Aztecs coaches who can sell their success with players from the Tacoma area. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the San Diego Union-Tribune. He wants to be the best him possible, and he knows its only going to come from being coached hard. His turnover rate (12.1 percent) was lower than any of the Aztecs except Schakel. Zavier played exclusively at right tackle and projects well there in college as well. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the San Diego Union-Tribune. Mike: Simmons, Avinger, Baskerville, Maseuli, Mike: Simmons, Avinger, Baskerville, Maseuli, Fiaseu, Williams. Demarshay Johnson, Jr. . The images will not be publicly released. Brady is a hard-hitting, athletic linebacker. 247Sports Home; FB Rec. The images will not be publicly released. San Diego State did outstanding work on the recruiting trail. 230, SF / Point Guard (2) Pos Ht / Wt Rating Status. He slides into the space occupied by Matt Mitchell on the wing, although they are different in body type and playing style. Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA (select parishes)/MA/MD/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OH/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. He has incredible instincts on the field which allow him to get a jump on plays and be in the proper position. San Diego State 2021 Basketball Prospects (5) San Diego State 2021 Basketball Prospects. Our free newsletter is delivered at 8 a.m. daily. His father, Calvin . SDSU actively recruited him out of Roosevelt High when he picked Cal, then decommitted when Cal coach Cuonzo Martin went to Missouri and chose Kentucky. (5) More. I mean, he plays super fast. Aztecs, With 1st Season Win Under Belts, Sign 2 Top High School Recruits, Prep Hoops Star Mikey Williams Out on Bail After Arrest Stemming from Jamul Shooting, Padres Very Excited to Welcome Bogaerts Team Makes 11-Year, $280M Pact Official, San Diego State Women, After Best Finish in Decade, Head to Hoops Tourney As No. He zigged when everyone else zagged. He and two other former Aztec players say they are innocent. 10/1/2022, Commit 185, PG / People are still processing what they think they want to do, so I think whats in the portal is only a fraction of whats going to be in there. For more information, please read our Legal Disclaimer. That gives Dutcher 14 players on scholarship for 2021-22, one over. 6-5 / 160, C / II all-American from Northern State in Aberdeen, S.D., with a bouncy, bruising game and an affinity for finishing in the lane with ferocious two-handed dunks. He has the ability to play multiple positions but would likely be best at left guard. COLLEGE CAREERS OF NFL STARS College basketball recruiting: Duke keeps momentum going; San Diego State makes waves Jamie Shaw is back to deliver the latest news in college basketball recruiting, including Duke's latest pickup and San Diego State's major recruiting victory. 180, SF / Some people just look better in scarlet & black. Shavers has a knack for getting in position under the ball and times his jumps well. He was an all-defensive selection in the ACC and averaged 8.1 rebounds over his career. The Aztecs head to Provo, Utah for a Friday meeting with Brigham Young. Just a Dominican boy living his dream, the profile on his Twitter page says, with an emoji of a palm tree. Elijah Saunders, a 6-8 forward from Phoenix, committed first, followed by Miles Byrd, a 6-7 wing from Stockton. San Diego State 2021 Basketball . If he looks like former SDSU forward Jalen McDaniels with his wiry, athletic body, the comparison goes deeper. The Aztecs went three for three, receiving commitments in the weeks after hosting them on campus visits over Labor Day. If you think the life of a college basketball coach is glamorous, heres how those whose seasons have ended are spending their time: On our laptops 24/7, watching tape of transfers, San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher said. Ohio State wide receiver Kaleb Brown has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, according to reports. 6-2 / 180, SF / San Diego State DL Jonah Tavai, WR Jesse Matthews best prospects for three-day draft, though several Aztecs expected to be free-agent signings, Privacy PolicyTerms of ServiceSign Up For Our NewslettersSite Map, Copyright 2023, The San Diego Union-Tribune |. Noah should play right away and has the potential to become an all-conference CB during his time in college.
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