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Arizona State signs Spanish star Ramon Vila

Arizona State picked up their fifth recruit for the 2016 class on Tuesday. Ramon Vila, a standout post player from Spain, signed with the Sun Devils.

2016 Spanish post player Ramon Vila signed with Arizona State on Friday, he tells Scout.

"I chose ASU because I saw that it is one of the best academic colleges," Vila said. "Also it's an amazing college about athletics and is playing in one of the best conferences in USA, the PAC12."

"I really like the campus too, it' enormous, and there are a lot of people to know," he added. "In Spain, the universities are smaller than USA and every student would like to study in America. This is a dream come true."

Vila, a 6-foot-9, 230-pounder, will help boost the Sun Devils interior play, as Vila has legitimate experience playing for FC Barcelona in the second division. Through 29 games this year, Vila averaged 5.3 points and 3.7 rebounds.

Vila had a strong showing in the u18 European Championship in 2015, leading Spain in scoring at 12.7 points a game. Vila was an efficient 60-percent from the field, which led the event and was higher than the No. 13 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Georgios Papagiannis. 

"He is a talented low post scorer who has a great feel for the game," one source that watched him told Scout. "He does a lot of good things on both ends of the floor."

Bobby Hurley and his staff focused on adding legitimate size to their roster and with the addition of Vila, will have four newcomers that can play power forward or center. 

In all the Sun Devils will add five prospects to their 2016 roster. Vila joins four-star wing Sam Cunliffe, top 100 prospect Romello White, Jethro Tshisumpa and Vitaliy Shibel to make up their class.

http://www.scout.com/player/210220-ramon-vila?s=75


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