South Florida lands top-150 Class of 2016 wing


Troy Baxter is one of the most intriguing wing athletes in the Class of 2016. The 6-foot-9 native of Florida opted to end his recruitment on Friday as he committed to South Florida.

Baxter picked the Bulls over his other finalists of Arizona State, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kansas State, Murray State Temple, Texas Tech and USC.

Playing with Team Breakdown in the Under Armour Association this spring, Baxter has shown elite athleticism to go along with the potential to be an outstanding jack-of-all-trades defender. The native of Gainesville is still developing his game on the offensive side of the ball, but Baxter still finds himself as a three-star prospect and the No. 127 overall player in the 2016 class in Rivals‘ rankings.

Baxter is only averaging 8 points per game in eight contests in the Under Armour Association this spring, but he is more prospect than player at this stage in his development. Baxter is also shooting 53 percent from the field and averages a little more than one steal per game on the defensive end.

Baxter is South Florida’s first commitment in the 2016 class and head coach Orlando Antigua did a great job of making him a priority recruit.