Admon Gilder is staying in state.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound shooting guard from Dallas (TX) James Madison committed to Texas A&M on Thursday, choosing the Aggies over Oklahoma State, Baylor and SMU
He visited A&M this past weekend and that was enough to put him over the top.
“It went real good, I liked it a lot,” Gilder said of A&M before the announcement. “It kind of opened my eyes on a lot of things. They see me as a combo guard that can play the one and the two and be a scorer and also a distributor.”
Gilder is the latest four-star recruit to commit to coach Billy Kennedy, joining center Tyler Davis and small forward D.J. Hogg in what his shaping up to be a really balanced and strong class. To read more of this story, click here
Two weeks after landing center Tyler Davis, Texas A&M scored another huge commitment Sunday when 6-8 Plano (TX) West power forward D.J. Hogg also committed to the school.
“I am very excited and blessed to say I will be attending to the University of Texas A&M,” he Tweeted.
Hogg is ranked the No. 8 power forward in the nation by 247Sports.com composite rankings.
A strong shooter who can also finish at the rim, Hogg had trimmed his list to UCLA, Arizona, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas and Oklahoma State. Baylor had the been sexy pick for a while.
He and Davis had long talked of ending up at the same school and now give coach Billy Kennedy two premier frontcourt players going forward. To read more of this story, click here
Houston transfer Danuel House has opted to transfer to Texas A&M and told SNY.tv he hopes to get a waiver to play immediately this season.
“I like the opportunity that the coach presents the players and the fact that I can play in a great conference and it’s not too far from my home,” House told SNY.tv by phone.
“I’m about to appeal the process to get a waiver,” House added. “My coach resigned and we got a new coach. I have no relationships with anyone on the staff that was coming in and I feel very uncomfortable.”
New Houston coach Kelvin Sampson replaced the former coach, James Dickey, who resigned in late March due to “private family matters.” To read more of this story, click here
Texas A&M picked up a commitment from Alex Robinson, a 6-foot-1 left-handed point guard from Arlington (TX) Manfield Timberview.
“First of all I want to give God all the Glory I prayed on this for awhile now. I wouldn’t be here without him.
#Aggies,” he Tweeted.
Robinson visited A&M this past weekend for the Alabama football game along with 2014 wing Justise Winslow and 2015 forward Elijah Thomas, among others.👍
In a dwindling recruiting pool where point guards are an increasingly scarce commodity, Robinson gives Billy Kennedy’s club a floor general going forward.
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The mystery surrounding Tonny Trocha-Morelos is over.
The 6-foot-10 Colombian signed with Texas A&M.
“I am excited to add Tonny to our program,” Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said in a statement. “He will have an immediate impact to our program. He is a skilled big man who affects the game on both ends of the floor.”
ZAGSBLOG previously reported that Trocha-Morelos would enter school in December.
A long and athletic post, Trocha-Morelos made a good impression over the summer when he played for the Colombian U18 Team at the FIBA Americas in Brazil, averaging 16 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest, both team-highs. To read more of this story, click here
Jeff Van Gundy confirmed that Texas A&M reached out to him about their coaching vacancy.
“[Texas A&M] Bill Byrne did approach me,” Van Gundy, a Houston native, told 1050TheGame in Houston. “I wouldn’t really comment on his interest. He hasn’t made an offer or anything like that. It was just a get to know conversation, see if you’re interested.
“I really don’t know where I stand.”
Van Gundy, who now works as an NBA ESPN analyst, is a former Providence and Rutgers assistant. He also coached the Knicks and Rockets. To read more of this story, click here