No. 1 Rated Shooting Guard in West Commits to BYU

It's official. The No. 1 ranked shooting guard in the west verbally committed last night by phone to BYU head coach Steve Cleveland to play basketball for the Cougars.

Lee Cummard, a 6-6 star from Mesa, Arizona that reminds some of former Cougar Danny Ainge, followed through on his word last night that he would give the first independent confirmation when and if he made a verbal commitment to the BYU coach.

In the end, it came down to the hometown Arizona State Sun Devils and the Cougars. Cummard completed his official visit to ASU two weeks ago.

He was also heavily recruited by UCLA and a number of other major colleges.

Cummard joins Trent Plaisted from San Antonio, Texas, as the first two major commitments in what could be Cleveland's best basketball recruiting year ever at BYU. Plaisted chose BYU over Stanford and Florida State

BYU is also a finalist for two other major LDS prospects in Chris Miles and David Burgess. Burgess last took an official visit to Louisville and coach Rick Pitino.

A more complete exclusive TBS story from Cummard will follow later today.

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