Updated: Jun 16, 2019
This week has been a newsworthy one for the San Diego State Aztecs. The Aztecs have been in the news a lot with our very own Kawhi Leonard leading the Raptors to their first NBA title. However, more locally the Aztecs recruiting scene has gotten a bit busier as a lot has happened this last week.
From offers to visits we are going to go over some news that has been coming out in regards to our Aztecs. Here is what has happened since last Saturday.
Dimitrius “DJ” Dudley Gets a Scholarship Offer
Last week at the San Diego State Team Camp the gym was packed with cameramen following rising freshman Mikey Williams and the San Ysidro Cougars. While Williams commanded the spotlight, Dimitrius “DJ” Dudley jumped in the limelight with his play. The 6-2 guard scored himself the first 2022 offer by the San Diego State coaching staff with his play at the camp. Obviously it is early in his recruitment, but expect him to get more interest from other schools and for us to keep you updated on his game and recruitment.
Che Evans to Visit San Diego State
When Coach Chris Acker was hired from Boise State to join the coaching staff at San Diego State, one of the first things he did was offer Che Evans, a young man that he was recruiting for the Broncos. Evans in turn put the Aztecs in his top seven and a couple days ago it was announced that he would be visiting the Aztecs campus starting on June 28th.
Evans is a rated a three-star prospect who will be heading to play his final year of high school in Philadelphia. There has been some talk and concern that he dropped from a four-star prospect to a three-star one, however there is more to the story. He had a previous shin fracture that is still healing and recently had a procedure on it. His lack of play, only one session of the Nike EYBL and zero camps to rest his injury, were a huge contributing factor in his slip. Eric Bossi was asked about Evans’s ranking and he mentioned the injuries and the inability to get a good evaluation on him as a reason for dropping him from the Rivals Top 150. Coaches, on the other hand, are confident in their evaluation as he is being recruited by big names such as Chris Beard, Jamie Dixon, and Eric Musselman. His official visit this month is a great opportunity to secure his commitment and I expect Coach Brian Dutcher and staff to try to lock him up.
Arizona Transfer Devonaire Doutrive to Visit
On Thursday morning I woke up to a tweet from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports saying that Arizona transfer Devonaire Doutrive will be visiting San Diego State. Doutrive is a 6-5 shooting guard from Van Nuys, California, who may be looking to come back near home after a year in Tuscon. Last year he averaged 3.3 points in 11 minutes a game. From the floor he shot 45.6%, and a near identical 45% from behind the three-point line.
Lamont Butler Emerging as a Target?
The San Diego State coaching staff is not flashy and usually keeps their recruiting pretty low-key. That is great and all for them, but when you are running a recruiting website it is hard to get the information that you need. San Diego State’s recruiting for the 2020 class has been quiet, beside Evans, there really has not been much noise.
One player that we have identified as a top target is Lamont Butler. Butler is on an official visit this weekend, which shows that the Aztecs are still on him strong. He is a true lead guard and has expanded his game greatly over the past year. He is definitely one of the Aztecs top guard targets in the class and would be a sneaky good pickup.