Kenneth Wooten

Four-star Kenny Wooten commits to Arizona State

Arizona State picked up their third four-star prospect of the 2017 class on Tuesday, as Kenny Wooten committed during an official visit.

Four-star recruit Kenny Wooten verbally committed to Arizona State, he tells Scout. 

"I’ve decided to commit to Arizona State," he said. "It’s just a wonderful opportunity. It’s absolutely amazing. It’s everything I dreamed it would be. The coaching staff is great. I know I could do a great deal here."

Wooten, a 6-foot-8 big man out of Las Vegas (Nev.) Trinity Christian, originally signed with Nevada, but opted out of his Letter of Intent in the fall. The second time around Wooten also considered California, Kansas, Oregon and USC. 

Wooten arrived for an official visit to ASU on Tuesday and committed prior to their game with Creighton. 

"Their recruitment started at the beginning of my prep year when I was dealing with the NLI with Nevada," Wooten said. "When I got out of that, they jumped in."

"My dad is originally from Phoenix," he added. "He talked really highly of Arizona State. That was a school he always wanted me to look into. I always really enjoyed the school and have watched them on the Pac 12 network."

Wooten said he's already established a strong relationship with his future head coach.

"Coach [Bobby] Hurley, he’s a really, really good dude," Wooten said. "I played against his dad team. His dad talked very highly of me too. We’ve alwaysahd a great relationship. He’s a really good dude."

Currently ranked as the No. 25 post prospect, Wooten is oozing with potential, according to Scout analyst Josh Gershon. 

"Kenny is an elite athlete for a post who will be able to defend the four and five at the next level," he said. "He's a high upside prospect with plenty of physical upside who has made serious advances to his skill level over the last couple of years."

Wooten said Arizona State plans to use him in a variety of ways.

"I see myself fitting in really well," he said. "They’ve talked about me playing the four and the three. I plan on doing the best I can. I know a lot of peole have talked to me about the system and I think I fit great into the system."

Wooten is the third four-star recruit in Hurley's 2017 recruiting class. He joins Kimani Lawrence and Remy Martin to make up the current class. 

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