The Mountain of "Bush"

Recently our BI staff confirmed that Coach Kaspar is still planning to add 3 more commits for the 2014 class and one of those spots is being targeted for another big man down low.

Texas State recently picked up some much needed size with the commitment of Austin Evans (6'11") from Plano HS. The 'Cats are not done looking for size and have now targeted Tom "Bush" Wamukota of Kilgore JC.

Bush, as most teammates and coaches call him, has picked up a few offers and is starting to draw interest from all over. Texas State and Louisiana Monroe have offered with Murray State, North Texas, Auburn, Colorado State and a slew of other programs showing moderate to strong interest.

Wamukota is a native of Kenya. Last year he attended Wylie College (NAIA), but changed over to Kilgore JC to be a little closer to his mother who resides in the area.

Bush was somewhat of an unknown prospect before this summer, but he made the commitment to stick with a game where coaches and evaluators were seeing tons of potential. He worked with John Lucas all summer, stretched 3 inches from 6'9" to 7'0" and put on some weight. He now weighs in at 225lbs.

Because of his late spurt, expect Bush to sign in April during the regular signing period as there are plenty of mid to high major teams that are just finding about him and rushing in to start the recruiting process.

(Scouting Report)
Runs the floor well, extremely long wing span, will block shots and clean the glass with the best of them. Shows potential on offense as he has good footwork and hands, but is still raw and learning how to be effective on the offensive end. Can impact the game and close down the lane from a defensive standpoint.

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