Recruiting Classes Fill Out

San Diego State, Utah and New Mexico fill out their recruiting classes this spring with multiple signings...

San Diego State has been particularly busy this spring, filling out its recruiting class. Having signed talented Brandon Heath, 6-1 CG, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester, earlier in the year, this spring they then added two transfers and a African import, and they could still get one more transfer.

The two transfers are Travis Hanour, 6-6 SG, and Chris Manker, 6-9 C. The two, originally from Laguna Beach, spent the last year at Irvine Valley College, where they didn't play. They'll be eligible to play for the Aztecs in December. Hanour first went to Arizona his freshman year, and Manker to Oregon State, before the both left those respective programs.

A big mystery is the African player, Sam Eze, reportedly a 6-10 center from Abuja, Nigera. Reportedly, he "graduated" from Abuja University, but will have four years of eligilbility at San Diego State.

Also, as we reported. There are strong rumors that Wesley Stokes, 5-10 sophomore point guard at Missouri, might transfer to San Diego State. Originally from Long Beach Poly, Stokes has been at Missouri for two seasons.

Utah signed three players from Southern California in the fall – Tim Drisdom, 6-2 PG, Downey Calvary Chapel; Richard Chaney, 6-5 SG, Los Angeles Verbum Dei, and Bryant Markson, 6-6 SF, Monrovia. Staying with that impulse to go west for its recruits, Utah went really west, all the way to Australia, to fill out its recruiting class with the commitment of Andrew Bogut, 6-9 PF, from Endeavor Hills, Victoria, Australia. Bogut reportedly played for the Australian Institute of Sports, a team that toured the U.S. last year, and some on the west coast.

With Ritchie McKay's new coaching staff taking over at New Mexico, one of their recruiting priorities was to recruit one of its own players – Jamaal Williams. McKay was then successful in his first recruiting effort, convincing Williams to stay at New Mexico.

The New Mexico coaches then also announced the signing of two more players, two JC transfers: Shelton Colwell, 6-7, Des Moines Community College, and Javin Tindall, 6-0 PG, Redlands (Okla.) Community College.

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