For those of you who missed it due to a fury of finals, the Arizona State basketball team officially added Salt Lake Community College transfer and Brophy Prep graduate Sai Tummala to their 2013-2014 roster last week.
The sharp-shooting forward will have three years of eligibility starting next season and should provide the Sun Devils with a much-needed presence from downtown after shooting 41% from three last season. Here's what head coach Herb Sendek had to say about bringing Tummala aboard in the accompanying press release:
"We are excited to welcome Sai to our program," says Coach Sendek. "He was really good last year and has proven he can make shots, and also is an outstanding athlete and great student. Combined with signees Chance Murray and Egor Koulechov and transfers Richie Edwards (Valparaiso) and Brandan Kearney (Michigan State), we have a great group of newcomers in 2013-14.
Sendek is also hopeful about the length of Tummala's eligibility, comparing the situation to what the recently-graduated Carrick Felix was able to do with his time after transferring from Southern Idaho.
Tummala earned third-team All-American honors last season at Salt Lake Community College and was a first-team All-Region 18 pick. As a freshman, he averaged 14.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while shooting a cool 49.9 percent from the field. And if those numbers don't get you excited, just take a look at this photo of Tummala going all NBA Hangtime on some unsuspecting defender. We can never have too much dunk face in Wells Fargo Arena, right?