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Big 12 Conference Commits: Baylor
by Ani Umana, Future150 (6:10 PM CT, Sat November 22, 2014)
King McClure leads Baylor's 2015 class
King McClure leads Baylor's 2015 class
Ani Umana
Ani Umana:

Future150 Southwest Recruiting Analyst. Covering high & middle school basketball in TX, LA, OK, NM, AZ.

Waco, TX (Future150) -- Since it is November and players are committing and closing in on their scholarship offers, I will look at universities in the South and give them a grade for their 2015 player commitments so far.

Today is Baylor, who has three committments, as guards King McClure, Wendell Mitchell and Jake Lindsey have all given their verbal pledge to the Bears.

Scott Drew looks to have put the focus on his backcourt with his recent signings. Each guard brings something different to the table.

McClure, who plays for Triple A Academy is a power guard that uses his size to get in the paint with ease.  Always attacking, he has a similar offensive style to former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart. Although he can get hot from the floor, Baylor will need to see more consistency on his shot.  Guards at the next level will likely back off him and dare him to beat them by shooting jumpers.

Mitchell, from Rockdale High School is an above-the-rim shooting guard that also has a good mid-range jumper. The senior is exciting in the open court and can create offensively for himself. Mitchell has a good pull up jumper also.  Developing a more consistent set shot at the three point line would expand his game tremendously. Standing 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, the shooting guard will often undersized.  Adding muscle to his frame would compensate somewhat. 

Olympus High School alumnus, Lindsey is a pure point guard.  He has ideal size for his position at 6-foot-5, so he will have a size advantage over other guards. Lindsey is not a very quick guard.  For this reason he will have trouble devensively guarding smaller, faster players. He plays a touch like Maryland's Greivis Vasques.  The potential is there.

Overall: Baylor has a solid crop so far and they deserve a solid grade of B-.

 


 

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