Mayfield To Run With The Pack

Irving (Tex.) McArthur senior power forward Jeremy Mayfield is off the board. Mayfield narrowed his schools to two this weekend before reaching a decision.

The Nevada Wolfpack has struck pay dirt again with a big man. Two years ago it was Nick Fazekas whom the school successfully recruited and then turned into a promising player. This year, the Pack landed another high-profile big man. Jeremy Mayfield, a 6-foot-9 standout off the Team Ft. Worth program committed to the Pack over Nebraska.

"I think mama liked them more and that was the deciding factor," Team Ft. Worth coach Craig Roberts said. "I think that was it."

The race to land Mayfield turned into a two-team battle the last few days when Nevada and Nebraska emerged from a group of about five.

"Both of those schools give you the opportunity to play immediately. At that point, the only thing left was for him to pick one. You can't play for Nevada in the fall and Nebraska in the spring."

Mayfield is a talented athletic prospect. He will play a significant amount facing the basket and is comfortable and able in that role. The first day of the early signing period is this Wednesday but Mayfield may still opt to hold off signing the letter.

"He's committed but he wants to wait until the spring, I don't really understand that," Roberts said. "Coach Fox is going to be there and he should sign. He finally put on a Nevada t-shirt yesterday."

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