Today officially begins the late signing period and while the Aztecs continue to wait for Jaden McDaniels to decide between Kentucky, San Diego State, Texas, UCLA, and Washington, the Aztecs got a commitment from another of their top targets, Navarro College guard Trey Pulliam.
Pulliam pulled the trigger yesterday and committed to Coach Brian Dutcher and staff. The 6-3 guard had been recruited by schools such as Iowa State, Loyola-Chicago, Texas A&M, and Tulane. He visited San Diego State back in February as the Aztecs beat Boise State and was impressed enough with the school to commit.
At Navarro he averaged a team high 12.7 points and 5.3 assists per game. He shot 51.3% from the field and 34.3% from beyond the arc. Back in February I watched as much film as I could on him and this is what I found:
“The first thing that stood out was how well Pulliam saw the floor and found his teammates. His game was simple and fundamentally sound. When it came to his offense, Pulliam was able to score from all three levels, but I was most impressed by his ability to score off the bounce. I see what the coaches see in him and while his stats are not eye-popping, the film is.”
Someone recently told me about Pulliam that a the junior college level there are many guys who go off and have huge numbers, but they do not know how to play the right way. Pulliam, they said, played the right way and is a guy whose game would translate to the next level. I agree with this and I believe that he will fit in perfectly as a point guard on this team.
With Pulliam's commitment the Aztecs have two more scholarships to hand out for this year.