San Diego State added a second commitment in the Class of 2014 on Tuesday night, as Trey Kell, one of the best scoring guards on the west coast, committed to Steve Fisher and the Aztecs.
The decision wasn’t much of a surprise. Kell’s decision reportedly came down to SDSU and Vanderbilt, and the Commodores have already added a number of perimeter players in their 2014 recruiting class.
“It’s a dream of mine to play Division I college basketball,” Kell told the San Diego Union-Tribune, “and to play it in my hometown at such a high-caliber program around family and friends is really a dream come true.”
Kell isn’t an overpowering athlete at the off-guard spot, but he’s got size and he understands how to score. He has range well beyond the three point line and he understands had to use change of pace to beat defenders off the dribble. He will score a lot of points in the Mountain West.
Kell is the No. 118 player in the class, according to Rivals. He’ll join Kevin Zabo in the Aztecs’ 2014 class.
We talk about a lot of stuff of the podcast today, mainly because a lot of stuff happened since we last spoke with you all.
For starters, we need to discuss the ‘realness’ of Syracuse and Xavier. Are they both truly top 15 teams, or do they just have top 15 resumes? We also dive into Chris Mack’s epic troll-job of Dayton at the Advocare Invitational final.
Other topics we touched on: Whether or not Scott is ever going to apologize to Wayne Selden, Wichita State’s tournament hopes, Texas A&M and whether we’d take Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn or Denzel Valentine today.
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The new college basketball AP Poll is out, and it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to you that Syracuse and Xavier are the big winners.
The Orange steamrolled through a good Battle 4 Atlantis field, while Xavier capped a dominating performance in the Advocare Invitational with a 29-point win over Dayton. It should be no surprise that they are where they are.
[MORE RANKINGS: NBCSports.com top 25 | Coaches Poll]
It is a bit surprising, however, that both Texas A&M and Providence made it into the polls with a loss this week. They both deserve to be there, I just wasn’t sure they were both going to be.
Anyway, here is the full poll:
1. Kentucky (59 first place votes)
2. Maryland (4)
3. Michigan State (2)
5. Iowa State
9. North Carolina
18. Texas A&M
20. West Virginia
NEW THIS WEEK: Syracuse, West Virginia, SMU, Providence, Louisville
DROPPED OUT: Indiana, Cal, UConn, LSU, Wichita State