One of the problems with doing post Signing Day class rankings is that sometimes, like in the case of ASU, you only have one or two players to go off of, and thus, the ranking suffers. Herb Sendek's Class of 2015 is not bad at all. In fact it's quite promising. But since he only has signed two players up to this point, that's what we have to go off of. Even with the fact they only have signed two players, three-star small forward Dominic Green, and three-star shooting guard Andre Spight, ASU's class is still #50 in the nation according to 247Sports. As I said, there is definite room for improvement before Opening Night 2015.
Green, a three-star small forward out of Renton, Washington, looks like a steal for the Sun Devils. Before this past summer, the only schools who had offered him had been Montana, Portland, and Seattle. ESPN's Myron Medcalf documents Green's incredible performance at the Adidas Super 64 Tournament here. By the end of the tournament, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Marquette, Gonzaga, and Arizona State had all contacted him. Two days later, Herb Sendek called and offered Green a scholarship to ASU, and he committed nearly instantly. If he could develop that much in one summer, and gain the confidence that comes along with committing to a Pac-12 program, there's no telling how good Green can be after he plays his senior season at Hazen Senior High School, and as he transitions into offseason workouts with the Sun Devils.
I wish there was video of him tearing it up at the Adidas Tournament, but this highlight video from his junior season of high school, which was this past year.
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Spight, the three star shooting guard from Pasadena will have previous college experience under his belt before coming to Tempe next season. He has spent the past season at Texas' South Plains College, where he will play this season as well. It's been a long ride for Spight, who originally committed to UTEP last summer before finding out he was academically ineligible. It has been a bit of a blessing is disguise for Spight, though. After a strong first season at South Plains in which he averaged 16.0 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, and 2.3 assists per game, Spight drew interest from Creighton, Penn State, Oregon, and Tennessee in addition to Arizona State. He also spent this past offseason working on his point guard skills, so it will be interesting to see which backcourt position he feels more comfortable at when he arrives at ASU.
As I stated in the intro, this has the makings of a nice class. I'm certain ASU will be adding another player or two before next season starts. Perhaps next offseason we'll rank these classes once again and see what changes.