Class of 2009
Left to right:
Andrew Bock, PG, Rivals 4-star: 6′ 1″, 165
Darryl Ashford, SG/SF, Rivals 3-star: 6′ 4-5″, 180
Greg Allen, PG/SG, Scout 2-star: 6′ 2″, 170 (added 5/19/09)
Ethan Wragge, SF, Scout 3-star: 6′ 8″, 185
Wayne Runnels, SF/PF: 6′ 7″, 215
?? 6′ 8-10″, 250+/ The ‘Mystery Recruit’
Well, well, well. The Jays go from famine to feast in a hurry over this late signing period. Many of the faithful, including yours truly, had been a bit concerned about the lack of information on prospective recruits, and on the seeming difficulties in continuing to attract quality players to the program.
There have been myriad questions, worries, and criticisms regarding our seeming inability to land legitimate (6′ 8″ and above) bigs. On the surface of things this class should put most, if not all, of the recent concerns to bed. The question of acquiring good size appears to have been answered.
As for the quality of this class, it probably ranks 3rd behind the storied Class of 2006 and the 2007 Class. Andrew had a stellar year and earned several awards & recognition. Rivals elevated him to Top 100 status and a 4 star rating. Ethan has been consistent all year after having a breakout spring and summer of 2008, earned Scout 3 star status. Both Wayne and Darryl received recognition for outstanding Juco play this season and were Juco All Americans.
Late Spring Signer -19May09 – Added another (3rd ) guard, Greg Allen, a Scout 2 star, to the mix as the 5th scholie recruit. Greg is from Eureka, CA. He played 4 yrs on varsity @ Eureka HS. He listed as the #17 ranked player by NorCalPreps.com, in their NorCal Top 40 list.
Speculation abounds ico a 6′ 10″ mystery recruit. Still no inkling of who this ‘true’ big may be.
All of our commits are welcome additions to the team and will help bolster their given positions. All fill needed roles and will see court time in the Jays system.
All in all a great mix of experience, basketball savvy, and talent. A very good class indeed.