Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie has received oral commitments from two top Houston-area players for his 2012 class.
Lamar Consolidated (Rosenberg) teammates Wannah Bail and Michael Carey, both natives of the Bahamas, committed to the Red Raiders on Monday, their AAU coach Terrul Henderson confirmed to the Avalanche-Journal.
Bail, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward, is rated the No. 66 player in the country by the Rivals recruiting service and was "one of the top available power forwards in the country," according to ESPN Midwest recruiting coordinator Reggie Rankin. A McDonald's All-American nominee, the lefty Bail is averaging 18.5 points per game this season, according to MaxPreps.com.
Carey is a 6-foot-5 combo guard who can play off the ball or run the point. He is averaging about 13 points per game this season.
Various sights reported that both players had offers from Oregon and Houston. Bail also had offers from Marquette and Florida State.
Oral commitments are non-binding until a player signs a national letter of intent. The spring signing period begins April 11.