A big recruiting weekend just got bigger as the Aztecs are hosting four-star shooting guard Noah Taitz, in addition to Coleman Hawkins and Ebenezer Dowuona. Earlier this month Taitz put the Aztecs in his final six along with BYU, Southern California, St. Mary’s, Stanford, and Washington.
Taitz is a big time shooter who has performed well on the big stage. He is a major contributor for his high school, Bishop Gorman in Nevada, and his AAU club, Vegas Elite. Besides scoring Taitz can also distribute and make plays for his teammate. He would be a welcome addition to the team and would fit next to Aztec point guard commit Lamont Butler.
San Diego State has been trending in a positive direction with Taitz, hosting him on an unofficial visit last month, making his top six, and now bringing him in for an official. Credit the coaching staff for working themselves into contention with a big time player.
A big time scorer, the 6-3 Taitz is a player that the Aztecs could plug into their rotation right away as a freshman. Teaming him up with Butler is a natural fit and once he is a college sophomore nearly the entire Aztecs backcourt will be gone and he could immediately slide in as a starter. Development and opportunity is here for Taitz on the Mesa, for now he gets the opportunity to enjoy San Diego State and the San Diego community and see if it is a good fit.
This recruiting weekend is one of the biggest for the San Diego State basketball program in some time. Three big time prospects all will be on the Mesa at the same time. Coincidentally, the Aztecs still have three scholarships for the 2020 class. Stay tuned to us for updates moving forward.