3rd Hoops Signee Is In

The last day of the early signing period brought a very nice surprise to the Texas State Coaching Staff. After a win on Wednesday evening, they got more good news in the signing of this combo guard.

The numbers matched up. Head Coach Danny Kaspar is set to lose three guards after the 2014-2015 season, so it was imperative to recruit the talent to replace them. Early Wednesday, it seemed as if Texas State was set to move on from the early signing period with two signees, Ka'Juan Malveau and D'Angelo West at guard positions. That changed late Wednesday night.

After the Coaching Staff watched Courtney Julien, a 6'4" lanky, athletic combo guard for St. Amant High School (LA) put up 42 points in a game, they were convinced that he needed an offer. The scholarship was extended and late Wednesday evening his letter of intent was received.

Julien didn't necessarily play for the most high profiled AAU team and that played a part in him flying a bit under the radar. Southern Mississippi and Louisiana Monroe were just two other programs who had recently seen him play and were picking up their efforts. For those that are wondering, St. Amant is in between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, in Bayou Country.

On the court, he's a smooth shooting left handed guard who can play either the one or two spot. He will shoot from deep with accuracy. He has a nice step and can slash to the hole and either finish or kick. He does a great job of keeping his body under control and finishing.

Barring any attrition, with Courtney's signing, Texas State basketball has used it's three scholarships and all in the early signing period. The program will now turn it's focus onto recruiting for the 2016 class, where Coach Kaspar should have at least four scholarships to fill.

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