Western Carolina, Wyoming Add Players

Commitments are only trickling in from seniors at this point in the year. However, both Wyoming and Western Carolina added recruits this week.

Chapel Hill (TN) Forest High is about to send its first Division I prospect to school next fall. Jamar Jenkins, a 6-6, 210 pound forward, committed to Western Carolina this week.

"We're extremely excited here," Forest coach Davey McClaren said. "This is the first male D-I player that we've had at our school in basketball. The community is excited."

Jenkins, a four-year starter, is closing in on the 1,500 career point mark. "He's played every single position for me but mainly he's played the 3-4 position. He's extremely athletic."

So far, Jenkins is averaging 17 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for a team that is 18-3.

"I think they're talking about starting him at a four and gradually moving him to a 3 by his junior year so that he gets used to the speed of the game."

Meanwhile, over in Laramie, Wyoming added a talented, multi-positional player. Steven Neal, a 6-4 ½ swingman out of Minneapolis Patrick Henry, committed to the Cowboys, according to sources close to the team.

Just this week, Neal went wild in an 80-40 win over Southwest. He scored 37 points, had 11 rebounds and 10 assists. At Wyoming, he'll play a few positions on the floor and his athleticism will be welcomed.


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