Arizona State lands highly-regarded JUCO guard Alonzo Verge

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Arizona State landed its second verbal commitment in the Class of 2019 Tuesday, as Moberly Area Community College point guard Alonzo Verge announced that he will be a Sun Devil. Verge, one of the top junior college prospects in the 2019 class, took his official visit to Arizona State this past weekend.

As a freshman at Moberly Area CC, Verge averaged 20.8 points, 6.1 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game, shooting 55.8 percent from the field and 75.5 percent from the foul line. The 6-foot-3 second team NJCAA All-American joins another guard, four-star recruit Jaelen House, in Arizona State’s 2019 class to date.

With House and Verge on board, Arizona State’s recruiting attention for the 2019 class could turn to the front court. The Sun Devils will lose two expected contributors at the end of the 2018-19 season in De’Quon Lake, who averaged 7.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a junior, and San Diego State transfer Zylan Cheatham.

The cupboard won’t be bare when those two depart, as Arizona State has options for the future including freshmen Taeshon Cherry and Uros Plavsic and sophomore Vitaly Shibel, Kimani Lawrence and Romello White. But it wouldn’t hurt Arizona State to add a quality front court prospect to its talented perimeter tandem of House and Verge.