August 30th is national signing day?

30 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Most everyone that follows college basketball recruiting looks forward to two dates: November 10th (start of the early signing period) and April 13th (start of the late signing period). Well everyone, Christmas has come early.

As of 3 P.M. Tuesday we have seen five players announce their choice on where they’ll play next season, some heading to major programs.

First it was Dillon Graham, a lights out shooter, committing to Florida. Then NYC power forward Kamari Murphy announced  he would be joining Travis Ford in Oklahoma State. If that wasn’t enough to get college fans excited, 7 footer Obji Aget popped for New Mexico and super athletic shooter Shawn Lester signed on with the home state Charlotte 49ers over Clemson and Brad Brownell. Lastly Dejuan Marreo, a talented wing from Indiana, made the decision to play for Oliver Purnell and the DePaul Blue Demons.

While some of these commits will be impact players from day one (Lester and Marreo), some will be more of a project (Murphy and Aget), while others will be a solid role player that may crack the starting five by their senior year (Graham). The point is that signing season is here in full effect. Teams are adding players in the constant arms race for talent and, in turn, players are committing to their number one school before someone can take their scholarship.

It won’t be a surprise if some one else pulls the trigger and announces their decision early this week, because the fact of the matter is that even though November is still two months away, the signing period has (unofficially) already begun.

2 Responses to “August 30th is national signing day?”

  1. Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) August 30, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    Wake me up on Sept 20 – aka Kyle Anderson Day 🙂

  2. Jon August 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    These commitments mean absolutely nothing until they sign. I do not get excited by these early commitments because more often than not, these kids change their minds.

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