Last week, the Sun Devils lost yet another player to transfer. However, this week brought some good news with the formal addition of JUCO transfer De’Quon Lake. Standing at 6′ 10″, Lake would give the Sun Devils some much-needed height in the frontcourt. After the aforementioned transfers of Andre Adams and Jethro Tshisumpa, an effective rebounder became a necessity. Enter Lake, who averaged 13.5 points and 7.2 rebounds at Iowa Western Community College.
Lake had verbally committed to Arizona State in March, but he officially signed his letter of intent on Wednesday. He now joins a promising recruiting class that includes two four-star prospects: guard Remy Martin and forward Kimani Lawrence.
However, Lake’s formal addition to the team was overshadowed by yet another loss. Kenny Wooten, a four-star power forward, decommitted the same day. Standing at 6’8″, Wooten was part of head coach Bobby Hurley’s push to get more big men on the team. When asked about his decision, Wooten mentioned that seeing the success of conference rival Oregon in the NCAA Tournament played a large role in his decommitment. Oregon had previously been one of Wooten’s top five schools.
The Sun Devils are also still a contender to land four-star forward Matur Maker, brother of Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker. As of now, the Sun Devils’ recruiting class for next year is 31st in the nation, according to ESPN.
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