Mississippi State basketball rounded out an outstanding recruiting class with the commitment of Dee Bost, a point guard from North Carolina. And he's on a par with their other two commitments, Scotty Hopson and Romero Osby, two of the best forwards in the nation.
"Dee made a name for himself when he was chosen the Most Valuable Player in the 4-A state championship games for both football and basketball as a senior at Concord HS," said Scout.com's Dave Telep. "He is unbelieveable at getting to the rim and finishing. He is great at getting into the paint and creating for others. He will be one of the top point guards in the past-graduate class next year. And he was among the top-100 players in Scout.com's class of 2007."
And Dee's list of schools confirms that discription.
"Others that I considered were Cincinnati, Clemson and Miami," said Dee, who also had other offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech and Florida State.
Dee mentioned several reasons why Mississippi State won out.
"When I went down there for a visit, I really enjoyed the coaching staff. The facilities were great. And the players were really nice."
And it appears the amount of effort the State coaches put forth in recruiting him the past four to five months also played a factor in his decision.
"Their coaches watch every AAU game and tournament that I played in," said Dee, who will be attending Hargrave Military Academy this coming season. "That made me feel really good. It showed that they really wanted me."
And Dee is excited about the future of MSU basketball, thanks to not only him, but the other two MSU commitments - Hopson and Osby.
"Having all three of us on the team will make a strong team even stronger," said Dee, who plans on signing in November of this year.
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