The three-star 7-foot center out of The Peddie School (Highstown, NJ) is an essential piece to SMU's 2012 class and also the future of the basketball program with his size, talent and work ethic.
But all speculation has been quashed thanks to a simple text message from Mbargorba:
"I'm still heading to SMU," he said.
Mbargorba said he spoke with Brown over the phone and reassured the Hall of Fame coach that he would be heading to the Hilltop this summer. He said the two also discussed how the team needs to be better next year.
"You can't ask for a better coach, you know?" Mbargorba said.
Mbargorba said Brown wants him on campus ASAP.
"I don't know the date yet, but coach Brown wants me to be there as soon as possible after graduation because I have to take summer classes and get a chance to work out," he said.
His graduation is May 27.
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