Herb is putting together a good looking recruiting class for 2011. He recently received a verbal commitment from Kyle Caudill. Caudill is a 4-star center from Brea, CA. ESPN.com has him graded as a 95, which makes him the second 95 for the recruiting class. At 6'10 and 265lbs. Caudill is the inside presence the Devils have been missing these past few years. While it is early to consider him a lock to be a Devil, we can hope he holds true to his verbal commitment and becomes a great Sun Devil post player.
"Caudill is a work in progress, but he is really beginning to come into his own. His frame is enormous and he doesn't have much bounce, but he is quite effective when he receives the ball in the post. His footwork and fundamentals are continuing to improve and he possesses a remarkable left hand. He has great hands and natural instincts around the basket and he has become a better rebounder in the past year. He keeps the ball high most of the time and his outlet passing has improved. However, there are times when he rebounds (especially on the offensive end) he brings the ball down to gather himself. He can step-out and hit the shot at the elbow, but that area could improve. Even with his limited lift, Caudill, due to his size and skills, will be one of the most heavily recruited prospects in the class of 2011."
Caudill along with PG Josiah Turner make this Devils recruiting class one that most likely will rank in the top 25. Turner's skill set has grown significantly over the past six months, which shows how much improvement will be made over the next 2 years. Pulling in the best point guard prospect in California says a lot about Herb Sendeks ability to recruit quality players early in their high school careers. 2011 is shaping up to be a stellar recruiting class already.
"Turner has definitely grown as a player in the past six months. His passing and handle have always been high-level, but now there are other aspects of his game that are very much improved. His jump shot is much smoother than in the past and he has extended his range out to the stripe. He gets nice lift on his shot and his release is smooth. In addition, his pull-up in transition has become quite potent as well. In addition, it has been well-documented on how well he passes and this weekend was no exception. His passing skills in transition as well as in the half-court set are special. Defensively, he has made strides as well. He doesn't have great lateral quickness, but he did show the ability to get down in a defensive stance and he has very quick hands. Overall, Turner is best point guard prospect in California, regardless of class."
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