Robert Morris has received a commitment from VCU transfer Jairus Lyles, according to a report from CBSSports.com.
Lyles, a product of DeMatha HS (Md.), saw limited minutes in his one season with the Rams, averaging just 2.6 minutes and seeing action in just 22 games.
Lyles was a three-star recruit in the Class of 2013, according to Rivals.com. He will have to sit out the 2014-2015 season, but when he does get eligible he will be able to play three seasons for the Colonials.
I’m on record saying that I would consider Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson if I had the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, and while, at this point, I think that Brandon Ingram is probably going to end up going No. 2 — (Maybe No. 1???) — I still believe that Ellenson is going to be one of the best players from this draft class.
Well, just take a look at these highlights from the 26-point, 16-rebound performance he had in a win over Providence last night.
Then remember that Ellenson is 6-foot-11:
A solid poster dunk went down in the junior college ranks last night as Pensacola State sophomore Jamal Thomas finished a dunk through a block attempt against Northwest Florida State.
The 6-foot-3 Thomas used his power and momentum to go through the opposing shot blocker and the play made his head coach, Pete Pena, go nuts with an over-exaggerated fist pump. The video is short, but be sure to watch for Pena’s reaction near the logo at the top right of the screen.