Early signing period has begun in college hoops and today Buffalo has locked down three recruits for next year. The Bulls will be welcoming shooting guard Jeremy Harris and James Reese along with 3 star prospect Jayvon Graves. The story of this year’s class is the wide variety of skill sets that these players utilize.
James Reese is a 6-3 shooting guard coming out of Columbia, South Carolina. Although he has a small offer list of minor schools, various sites are regarding him as an underrated player.
Don’t let his height fool you, this guy can play defense extremely well and that includes when he’s at a size disadvantage. His length helps him block shots that you wouldn’t expect from someone of his stature and his ability to turn the ball over helps his offensive game greatly.
Speaking of his offense, he can shoot off of the dribble and has a solid mid-range game. He’s also not afraid to work some magic and drive up the land. This is a solid get from Bryan Hodgson.
We’ve talked about Graves previously, but we’ll still give you a rundown.
He’s been playing at LeBron James’ alma mater St. Vincent St. Mary and flew well under the radar for being a 3 star recruit. Graves has the potential to be one of the best point guards to ever play at UB by the time his career is said and done. His skill set has everything Nate Oats needs from a point guard but more. Graves is a much better shooter than his predecessors.
Harris is another guy we’ve talked about in the past.
As a JUCO recruit, he’ll be playing one more season at Gulf Coast State College before donning the Blue and White next season (which means he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining). Harris is a 6-7 wing and has been regarded by many as one of the best wing prospects in all of JUCO play. Last year he averaged 13.7 points and 6 rebounds a game. He entertained offers from Texas Tech, Colorado State, and Florida Gulf Coast. Harris was also generating interest from TCU, NC State, Iowa State, and Marquette before committing.
Anyway, you can pretty much thank Bryan Hodgson once again for these recruits. He’s done a phenomenal job hunting down talent ever since he’s been put on Oats’ staff.