If SMU indeed moves to the Big East in the next couple of years, the Mustangs will need Big East-level talent.
They started the process on Friday, getting a commitment from Blaise Mbargorba. The news was first reported by Scout.com.
Mbargorba is a 6-foot-11 Cameroon native, who burst onto the scene in 2009 as a relative unknown. The Peddie School (N.J.) product is very strong and athletic, and he moves fairly well for someone his size. He knows how to get position inside, and he has soft hands. Mbargorba’s offense is still somewhat raw, but he continues to improve.
He was considered a Vanderbilt lean for most of his recruitment, but the Mustangs made a late run to snag him. Mbargorba also held offers from Temple, Virginia Tech, Saint Joseph’s, West Virginia, George Mason, Northwestern, Clemson, Charlotte, Cincinnati and Columbia.
- D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown
- Jordon Granger, Auburn
- Ashauhn Dixon-Tatum, Auburn
- Jordan Hare, Rhode Island
- Brett Boese, Washington State
- Richard Longrus, Washington State
- Mychael Qualls, Arkansas
- Ryan Rosburg, Missouri
- Clyde Smith, TCU
- Charles Hill, TCU
- Kyle Molock, Saint Joseph’s
- Zach En’Wezoh, Columbia
- Kaleb Tarczewski, Arizona
- Willie Cauley, Kansas State
- Phil Nolan, Clemson
- Alex Poythress, Memphis
- T.J. Warren, Georgetown
- DaJuan Coleman, Ohio State
- Gary Harris, Kentucky
- Amile Jefferson, Kentucky
- Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame (2013)
- Allerik Freeman, Villanova (2013)
- Keith Frazier, Arizona (2013)
- Stephen Domingo, Arizona (2013)
- Dermarquise Johnson, a 2012 wing from Arizona, will choose Saturday between Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga and UNLV.
- Ioannis Papaetrou will choose between Texas and Kansas on Saturday
- On Monday, Terry Henderson will decide between NC State, Georgia, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami (Fl.), Rutgers, George Mason and Richmond.
News and Notes: 2012 point guard Josh Gray decommitted from Mississippi State.