Orlando Antigua inked two players in his first early signing period at USF yesterday, both coming from the same powerhouse basketball school in Kansas.
Luis Santos is a 6'9 235 lb. power forward/center originally from The Bronx, but now at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kansas. He's a 3-star recruit according to 247 Sports & Yahoo, but a 4-star from ESPN.
"Luis is someone that we've watched and known for some time. He has a big body, great hands, is a ferocious rebounder and someone who has a physical presence. He will be a great addition to the Bulls family," said Antigua.
You've gotta think this is a kid the USF coach would have built a relationship with while he was at Kentucky. Which means at some point Kentucky was at least mildly interested in him. Which means oh good he's coming here!!
Here's 52 seconds of Santos from January of 2013 that... well that quite frankly doesn't show a lot but at least you'll know what he looks like and that's he's tall.
Joining Santos is his Sunrise teammate Jahmal McMurray, a 6'0 175 lb. combo guard originally from Topeka, Kansas. McMurray is a 3-star from 247 & Yahoo, but unranked by ESPN.
Antigua said "he has the ability to score the ball really well. He did it a lot in high school and now in prep school he's refining his position to become more of a point guard. He is someone we can depend on to learn from Anthony Collins and be able to step into those roles over the next few years. He will have the ability to open up the court due to his shooting ability."
The first thing you notice when watching McMurray's highlight tape from last season at Topeka's Highland Park High is the absolute lack of conscience about shooting from anywhere in the gym. There are MULTIPLE 27+ footers made on this tape, sometimes while being guarded. He doesn't look to be super quick and obviously he's not a big body, but a guy with what seems to be unlimited range will always be valuable to a good college team.
Note: they don't show the misses on highlight tapes, but seriously go watch that tape. NO CONSCIENCE!!
Both guys will be playing their super-senior year at Sunrise, a basketball powerhouse with NINE players committed or signed to D-1 schools in the Class of 2015. They're a national program that doesn't compete in the Kansas State High School Activities Association, similar to schools like Oak Hill, Montverde, or Findlay Prep that play a national schedule.
Welcome Luis and Jahmal to the Bulls family, and to what should be a much more exciting Bulls team in the future.