Bulls Kick-off Late Signing Period

USF Head basketball Coach Stan Heath announced that point guard Dwan McMillan and center/forward Eugene Teague Jr. signed their NCAA Letters of Intent during on Wednesday's start of the late signing period. They join power foward Eladio Espinosa who signed during the early signing period.

With the start of the late signing period, USF Head basketball Coach Stan Heath announced that point guard Dwan McMillan  and center/forward Eugene Teague Jr. signed their NCAA LOI's on Wednesday. They join Eladio Espinosa who signed during the early signing period. The late signing period runs April 16 through May 21, and the Bulls look to be active as Heath builds his program.  

"We're very pleased with the additions were making to our basketball team, We feel like we've added players that will help us be better in a lot of areas. At the same time we've got some more recruiting to do and we feel like there are going to be some more additions to our program." --Coach Stan Heath.

 SIGNEES

Dwan McMillan

High School: St. Benedict's Prep, N.J.
Previous HS:
Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY
AAU Team: New York Panthers
Hometown: Hempstead, N.Y.

McMillan averaged 14 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals per game and helped lead one of the top programs in the country, St. Benedict's Prep in Newark,  to a to a 24-1 record and a final No. 2 national ranking in USA Today. McMillan is rated 57th best point guard in the country by ESPN.com, Prepnation.com and ESPN HIGH Elite 25.

Chose USF over Cincinnati, St. John's, La Salle, UMass, Clemson, and Providence.

Dwan McMillan Guard/Point Guard
6-0, 170
Scout rating
:
EVALUATION: McMillan has knack to score around rim. As he matures in his decision making, he will make a fine college guard. He got his basketball schooling in the New York City area so you know he has no fear and possesses a tough New York City guard mentality.
 "Two things really impress me with Dwan. He loves to play basketball, he's a gym rat. He's a pure point guard who has the personality to run a basketball team. The other thing that I think is so important is finding guys who are used to winning. And he comes from a great program that has produced so many terrific players. He's had outstanding coaching and he knows nothing but winning. I really think he's going to be a terrific addition to our basketball team." --USF Head Coach Stan Heath

 

Eugene Teague Jr.

High School: Living Faith Christian Academy (Pennsauken, N.J.)
Previous High School: St. Augustine Prep
AAU Team: New Jersey AS
Hometown: Vineland, N.J.

Averaged 20 points and 13 rebounds at Living Faith and helped trhe team to a 23-8 record. Rated as the 54th best power forward nationally by ESPN.com.  Ranked 37th in The Philadelphia Inquirer's Nifty Fifty of the top high school basketball players throughout the greater Philadelphia area

Chose USF over Delaware, Maris, St. Peters and St. Joseph's.

Eugene Teague Jr. Center/Forward       6-8, 290              Scout rating:
EVALUATION:  Teague is a 6-foot-8 290 pound big man with soft hands, and can score in different ways. Has good low post moves and is a big time rebounder on the defensive and offensive glass. Known to be physical under the basket. 
"Gene is a late bloomer. A kid that really came on late in the year, dropped 20, 25 pounds since January. And by transforming his body he's become a better runner, a guy that can get up and down the floor and go after rebounds, clear space. I love his hands, his physical attitude inside. I compare him to a baby Gransberry. He's got work to do, he's got to really continue to make progress in a lot of areas but has the upside to be a very good player in our program"      --Head Coach Stan Heath

  ALREADY SIGNED

Eladio Espinosa

High School: Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.)
Previous HS: Victory Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C
AAU team: Carolina Cobras AS
Hometown: Norlina, N.C.

Averaged 8 points and 7 rebounds per game and helped lead Hargrave Military Academy to the National Prep School Championship and an unbeaten season at 29-0. A 3-star prospect rated the 38th best power forward nationally by ESPN.  As a  junior at Victory Christian he averaged 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks per game, while shooting 62-percent, was  honorable mention all-conference and was named to the all-tournament team after helping lead Victory to the National Association of Christian Athletes national title where he had 15 points and 8 rebounds in the final

Chose USF over Cincinnati, Tulane, Marshall, Fordham, Charlotte, Wichita State, and Winthrop

Eladio Espinosa
Power Forward
6-7, 220 
Scout rating
:
 Evaluation:  Espinosa's athleticism, speed, quickness and potential rate him as a Division I-A performer, but he needs to work on his finishing skills and more consistency as a scorer from the low blocks. He likely can get by on athleticism and explosiveness around the rim until he polishes his skills. Espinosa has a tremendous upside, so his improvement should happen quickly with a strong work ethic.
"Eladio had an outstanding year. His team went undefeated, was the No. 1 prep school in the country and he was a significant part of that. His coach has told me all the wonderful things of how this kid is motivated, plays hard, competitive, great personality out there on the floor. He fulfills a major need that was lacking from our team and that's what I say is a true power forward player. I do feel he'll have the ability to play inside and outside. His rebounding and athleticism as well as his approach to being aggressive on the court will really help solidify that position on the court which we struggled in this past season."
--Head Coach Stan Heath

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