The first day of the signing period is in the books and UNT has announced its has two LOIs in.
Gillette (Wyo.) JC forward Muhammed Ahmed and Tyler JC point guard Todd Eaglin are in the fold.
I talked to Tony Benford for a couple of minutes about both additions.
I will go through all of what he had to say in tomorrow’s paper, but here are the basics.
UNT is really high on Ahmed, who is 6-foot-7 with what Benford described as a well-rounded offensive game. UNT’s staff took a look around Conference USA and saw a lot of players around that size who can really play and believes Ahmed fits that mold.
UNT needed a second point guard to pair with Chris Jones following the departure of Alzee Williams and likes what Eaglin brings to the table as a distributor who can also shoot the 3.
UNT isn’t done recruiting and could continue adding to its roster during the rest of the late signing period.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see UNT add a post player late.
Ahmed seems like a really good get and Eaglin fills an immediate need. UNT has to rebound better and is going to be decidedly smaller than last season, pending some late additions. Benford believes the players he is bringing in with be good on the glass. They will need to be if UNT is to improve.
As far as UNT’s schedule goes, UNT will travel to Texas Tech next season, face Creighton and travel to Stephen F. Austin.
UNT is also working on a couple of deals that could land the Mean Green series against Oklahoma State or New Mexico.
The UNT women haven’t officially announced their signees yet. I would expect UNT to announce them tomorrow to spread the news out a little and maximize the publicity.