Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hoops Recruiting - Jackets Get Commit #2

Paul Hewitt and company received a verbal commitment from forward Kammeon Holsey. Different sites have him listed between 6'7" and 6'9", and one quote from Holsey indicated that Paul Hewitt has a vision for his role similar to Thaddeus Young, with an inside/outside game playing both the 3/4 spots. Holsey plays at Hancock Central High School in Spara GA. lists Holsey as a 4-star and has him at #124 in the nation. He seems to have offers from FSU and Clemson, Alabama, Nebraska and Xavier. For the star watchers he's a 4-star guy on Scout and a 3-star guy on Rivals.

As a junior Holsey averaged 18.1 pts, 11.8 boards, and 2 blocks and helped lead his team to a state championship.

Sounds like a solid addition to the team. This year's recruiting class is going to be a foundational class for future years. Yes, there's a lot of interest in super-stud Derrick Favors, but ultimately this is a critical recruiting year to build a foundational class for the next few years.

Holsey becomes the 2nd verbal commit, to go with 2/3 Brian Oliver