With most of the attention this time of year focused on UNT’s football program, it’s easy to overlook one of the more important periods in the fall when it comes to basketball recruiting.
I pointed out on the blog a few days ago how important this class could be to UNT because of the following:
Tony Nunn never made it to UNT and was placed at Odessa College, while Josh Friar was only at UNT for a short time before landing at Ranger.
UNT still has a really good freshman in Greg Wesley, but that’s it. He’s the freshman class. Maurice Aniefiok, a former Ole Miss signee, is UNT’s lone sophomore.
With that being the case, UNT really needs some young guys to develop and has started to see some movement in terms of its targets.
The good news is that UNT made the cut for Allen’s Jamuni McNeace.
The 6-10 center visited Utah last weekend and later told Dan Sorensen of UteZone.com that he has cut the list of schools he is considering to five.
“My top five is North Texas, West Virginia, Colorado, Louisiana Tech and Utah,” he said. “I’ve taken an unofficial to North Texas. I took an official to Louisiana Tech last weekend. West Virginia is coming for a home visit on Wednesday. I’ll be taking an official to Colorado in October,” he said.
Be sure to check out the story.
McNeace would be a great get for UNT, which will need to fill the void left by the departure of Friar and never getting Nunn to campus.
And in a side note, Alex Robinson, a point guard from Mansfield Timberview committed to Texas A&M a few days ago. UNT was one of more than a dozen teams that offered a scholarship. His stock really shot up over the summer.