The early period is today and the Aztecs are getting three players as part of their 2020 class. All players are expected to sign today and they will be announced, once their paperwork goes through, by San Diego State. San Diego State is adding an impressive trio of Lamont Butler Jr., Che Evans Jr., and Keith Dinwiddie.
Butler was the first commit for the Aztecs when he announced back in June a few weeks after his official visit to the school. A true point guard, Butler is a facilitator with the ball in his hands and can score both inside and out. A potential four-year starter, Butler is the point guard of the future on the Mesa who projects as an all-conference type player. Expect Butler to be the player that we will look to as the heart and soul of the team and one of the most important players on the court.
Next on our list of players is the one who committed last of the three and that is Evans. It has been well documented that Evans has dealt with injuries that have caused him to be somewhat of a forgotten player by the scouts of the national recruiting services. Look back at film from his junior year and you will see a player who can do it all. Ranked as high as 37th by 247Sports he fell due to inactivity because of the injury. Evans is a steal as he is a top 75-talent whom the Aztecs were able to snag due to schools backing off and the hiring of Coach Chris Acker. He looks like an impact player from day one and a future All-Conference performer.
The last player we will discuss was the one that was the most suprising, Dinwiddie. The pursuit of Dinwiddies was quiet, but he visited and shortly after committed to the Aztecs. Dinwiddie is a scorer, the likes of which the Aztecs have never really had before. Every time I see a game of his he is one of the scoring leaders, which is not surprising due to his scoring prowess. A great shooter, Dinwiddie is the type of recruit that the Aztecs need, but have not really had since Trey Kell. I expect Dinwiddie to quickly find a role off the bench while he develops into a starter. In the back half of his career I would not be surprised to see him in some All-Mountain West lists.