Recruiting on the South Plains | PF Justin Jamison Commits to Texas Tech

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Junior college power foward/center Justin Jamison has committed to Texas Tech and Tubby Smith.

Texas Tech ahd head coach Tubby Smith is two for two this week on commits, securing the commitment of forward/center Justin Jamison.

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JUSTIN JAMISON

POSITION: Power Forward
HT/WT: 6-9/260
JUCO: Missouri State-West Plains (West Plains, MO)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout
ESPN N/A | 24/7 Sports 84
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8400
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 11, 2014
OFFERS | Florida St., Kent St., Oregon, Pittsburgh, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, Wichita St.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Jamison spoke about his new head coach and the process in making a decision about where he's going to attend college (via WreckEm 24/7):

"Tubby Smith, for one, he’s great," Jamison said. "He was there from Day 1 before the season started, he was out there watching me in Dallas. The first day, the first game, the first scrimmage at our little exhibition before the season – he came out three different times. They recruited me the best. I just had the strongest relationship with him."

And where he thinks he projects next year:

"I’m going to play alongside Jordan Tolbert," Jamison said. "I’ll play the five next year. With their team, the five and the four are kind of interchangeable because they do a lot of ball screens, you have to be able to guard the four and the five and play the four and the five. I really respected his game and wanted to play with him."

Jamison also talks about his relationship with assistant coach Joe Esposito and Tubby Smith (via DMN):

"I actually got a phone call from Coach Joe Esposito on Thursday," Jamison told Rivals.com before making his decision. "We have a great relationship. I love Coach Esposito. I talk to Coach Esposito about once a week and Coach Tubby Smith once every couple of weeks. I love them. They’re great. I can just really tell that they’re real big about caring for their guys and they’ll take care of you.

"In my opinion, he’s a Hall of Fame head coach. He has National Championship and Final Four experience, and he’s been successful everywhere he’s been. So it’s an honor to be recruited by him and be able to talk to him on a regular basis and stuff like that."

SCOUTING REPORT | Jamison is just a freshman, but he is eligible for this class. Jamison averaged just 20 minutes a game, but in those 20 minutes he averaged 10.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks a game (via NJCAA. Jamison shots 60% from the floor, which is totally awesome.

Jamison is a big body and the film is tough to see. Jamison is a big body and he's really tough to move. Don't let the 260 fool you, it's all there, but he's a fluid athlete that carries that weight well. In fact, some of the dunks that he displays at the beginning of his video are impressive. Quite impressive. He's got a nifty post-up game, but a lot of his points come off of misses, at least in the film I found. Jamison has a solid jump shot, it's not a work in progress and this isn't really a surprise considering he is a former pitcher in the Rangers minor league system. A solid jump hook in the lane, especially from the right block, and he knows how to seal opponents. He's still got some work to do in terms of really perfecting that post game, but he's capable of shooting with both hands from the block, which is something you just don't see that often.

Justin, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

2014 Class

Signed

GUARDS

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JUSTIN GRAY

POSITION: Shooting Guard
HEIGHT: 6’4"
WEIGHT: 180
HIGH SCHOOL: Berkeley Prep (Tampa, FL)
VIDEO: Clip 1 | Clip 2
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals | Scout N/R | ESPN 80 | 24/7 Sports 85
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8381
VTM PROFILE DATE: October 4, 2013

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ZACH SMITH

POSITION: Forward
HEIGHT: 6’7"
WEIGHT: 205
HIGH SCHOOL: Plano East (Plano, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals | Scout N/R | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 70
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.700
VTM PROFILE DATE: October 6, 2013

Committed

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KEENAN EVANS

POSITION: Point Guard
HEIGHT: 6’3"
WEIGHT: 170
HIGH SCHOOL: Berkner (Richardson, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals | Scout | ESPN 69 | 24/7 Sports 83
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8344
VTM PROFILE DATE: October 16, 2013

DEVAUGNTAH WILLIAMS

POSITION: Shooting Guard
HT/WT: 6-3/205
JUCO: Missouri State-West Plains (West Plains, MO)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout N/R
ESPN N/A | 24/7 Sports 85
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8500
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 10, 2014
OFFERS | Arkansas, Iona, Loyola Chicago, Kent St., Southern Miss, Texas Tech and UTSA

FORWARDS

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JUSTIN JAMISON

POSITION: Power Forward
HT/WT: 6-9/260
JUCO: Missouri State-West Plains (West Plains, MO)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout
ESPN N/A | 24/7 Sports 84
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8400
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 11, 2014
OFFERS | Florida St., Kent St., Oregon, Pittsburgh, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, Wichita St.

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