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Tech men's basketball program nets commitments from Houston-area duo

Posted: February 14, 2012 - 12:05am  |  Updated: February 14, 2012 - 1:21am
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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 left-handed 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.

Oral commitments are non-binding until a player signs a national letter of intent.

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That's what I'm talking about!

Way to go coach!


in perspective

One must be careful about throwing out "McDonald's All-American" when mentioning high school players. According to McDonald's web-site, 600 players from around the U.S. were nominated (by AAU & hs coaches) for consideration. However, only 24 players out of the 600 were chosen as "All-Americans". To date, 4 of the 24 have signed with Big 12 schools; KU, OSU, Baylor, and UT. Being "nominated" only means that with this designation and about $4.00, you can by a cup of Starbucks coffee at any Lubbock location.

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