SMU has secured a commitment from its top transfer target.
Former Duquesne forward Isiaha Mike announced his commitment to SMU on Saturday night, right after finishing an official visit. He was on campus from Thursday until Saturday. He originally considered taking a later visit to Oregon before making his commitment, but decided to commit to SMU right away instead.
Mike will sit out the 2017-18 season, per NCAA transfer rules. He will have three seasons of eligibility left starting in 2018-19. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward averaged 11.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 32 games (32 starts) as a freshman for Duquesne in 2016-17. He shot 43 percent from the floor and 33 percent on 3-pointers. He was selected to the Atlantic 10's All-Rookie Team.
Mike is a Toronto-area native. He played his final season of high school basketball for Las Vegas' Trinity International School. He originally chose Duquesne over offers from Eastern Kentucky, Fordham, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Idaho and St. Bonaventure.
His commitment comes a day after SMU missed on its top 2017 high school target, four-star center Garrison Brooks, who committed to North Carolina. SMU currently has a four-man freshman class composed of three-star point guard Elijah Landrum, four-star combo guard William Douglas and three-star forwards Everett Ray and Ethan Chargois. Former South Florida guard Jahmal McMurray is set to enroll in June and will be eligible in December.