Final Signee For Hoops

Just over two weeks ago, the 2015 class for Texas State was wrapped up. Unfortunately some things changed, a space opened up and the staff was quick to land another juco point guard in order to finalize their class.

Texas State picked up the commitment and eventual signing of Bobby Conley of Palm Beach State Junior College, on Tuesday. The 6'1" 200lb point guard is the sixth and final piece of the 2015 class. His addition did serve as a surprise, but over the last few weeks the staff had been on him pretty hard.

"Texas State had been recruiting me for a month. The biggest factor I think was just the Head Coach's success and what he's done in previous programs. He has a history of winning and I know he's building this program up too. I want to be a part of it," said Conley.

Assistant Coach Rob Flaska served as the lead recruiter for Conley in getting him to choose the Bobcats over offers from Kennesaw State, Morgan State, and other DII schools.

Last month, Conley was able to take in San Marcos, and getting down to campus really surprised him on what the Texas State program had to offer. It played a big part in his decision.

"I came down for my official visit during April. I played ball with the guys, they showed me around and everything. It was way more than I expected. Texas State doesn't have a big name, I thought it would be a little school. I've never been to Texas before so I thought it was going to be dry and dessert and stuff, I got to San Marcos and it was green and awesome," said Conley.

Bobby has the ability to play both spots, the 1 or 2, but in recent talks with Head Coach Danny Kaspar, he's hinted that Conley will be strictly playing the point position as a floor general. He shows great handles, above average quickness and a first step that is difficult to stay in front of. He can hurt you by getting into the lane and finishing, or creating and finding open teammates. He will not shy away from using his mid-range jumper to also keep the defense somewhat honest.

Originally from the state of Ohio, seven games into his senior year, Conley fractured his wrist and missed the remainder of his senior year. Overlooked, he ended up at Palm Beach State JC, which aided in his development and maturity, on and off the court.

He arrives to San Marcos next week and will quickly get to work in and out of the classroom. He's already enrolled in a couple of classes for the summer sessions. He'll have two years to play on the court.

In his final season of juco ball, he averaged 11pts and 4 assists.

(2015 Basketball Signees)

Ka'Juan Malveau PG
D'Angelo West SG
Courtney Julien SG/SF
Anthony Robertson SG/SF
Maljhum McCrea PF
Bobby Conley PG

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