Someone's been busy. Pat Knight secured commitments from two high quality JUCO players, bringing the total number of commitments to 6 (see the left sidebar for more details. A little background on all of these guys, Brad Reese was offered a scholarship to LSU but took a visit to Oklahoma State, once LSU coach Trent Johnson found out about it, he pulled his offer. In swoops Junior Knight with an offer and subsequent commitment.
David Tairu is a fairly well-known commodity along the South Plains as he averaged 14.1 points and 3.69 rebounds for South Plains C.C. last year. Thus far Tairu has had the following games
- 18 pts (2/4 3's); 6 rbs; 2 ast; 0 TO
- 24 pts (6/9 3's); 3 rbs; 1 ast; 0TO
- 23 pts (2/4 3's); 4 rbs; 4 ast; 0 TO
It's not too difficult to note that it appears that PK is trying to pull together a mix of athletic guys who can play and contribute immediately. PK is no dummy and I have no doubt that he understands that he's got a pretty short leash, despite the fact that I think he's going to do well. Thus far, Junior Knight has commitments from 2 high school players and 4 JUCO's, although there's rumblings that Ashford will not sign at Texas Tech. I'm guessing that PK is focusing on a big man from this point forward and he should have 5 scholarships to replace his seniors (Voskuil, Craig, Suljagic, Rizvic and Prince) and hopefully there's some wiggle-room on the number of scholarships that Junior Knight has available because he currently has 5 commitments not including fictional big-man.
Brad and David, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!