I’m back with some additional information on Greg Wesley, the 6-7 forward who committed to UNT today.
Needless to say, this one is a monster get for UNT.
Wesley is one of the elite prospects in the Dallas area in the Class of 2013. TexasHoops.com has him at No. 17 in the state.
Wesley said it was the coaches, the players and the chance to stay and play near his home in Arlington that led him to commit to UNT.
Here’s the good part for UNT, he had a chance to stay close to home at TCU or SMU, but picked UNT instead.
Wesley said both of the Metroplex’s other Division I schools offered, along with Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, New Mexico State and Louisiana-Lafayette.
“I enjoyed the coaches and the players,” Wesley said. “I liked their talent and intensity. It’s far enough away from home so that I can grow up, but close enough so that my mom can see me play.”
Wesley averaged 14.0 points and 6.2 rebounds for Seguin last season, when he was a first-team All-District 7-4A selection.
Wesley said he was recruited as a small forward and a potential replacement for Tony Mitchell, who is likely headed to the NBA after this season.
We all know UNT won’t really replace Mitchell, but Wesley is a guy who could come in and help the Mean Green keep right on rolling without the most highly regarded player to roll through town, maybe ever.
“They see me coming in to Tony’s spot because he might leave after this year,” Wesley said. “They see me as a small forward. That is what I have been training for my whole high school career. I am comfortable with it.”
UNT has already picked up commitments from three highly regarded forwards for its 2013 class in Kingwood’s Josh Friar, Midland College’s Anthony Norris and Oldsmar (Fla.) Christian’s Tony Nunn.
Wesley believes he will add another dimension to that group and help build on the talent UNT stockpiled.
“I sat in during one of their practices and went to a couple of their games,” Wesley said. “There’s a lot of high major talent on that team. They are going to shock a lot of people. That will continue the next few years.”