In arguably the most impressive recruitment of the Bobby Hurley era, five-star shooting guard Luguentz Dort committed to the Arizona State Sun Devils Wednesday night during the “Midnight Madness” event at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound shooting guard from Athletic Institute Prep is rated as the No. 3 shooting guard in his class, No. 6 recruit from Florida and the No. 30 overall prospect for 2018, according to 247Sports.
Dort is rated a five-star recruit by ESPN and a four-star in the eyes of Rivals and 247Sports. He held offers from top programs in Oregon, Baylor, UConn, Indiana, Florida and Michigan State, among many others.
He had recently narrowed it down to Baylor, Oregon and Arizona State on Twitter Tuesday afternoon before selecting the Sun Devils on Wednesday.
Dort joins four-star shooting guard Elias Valtonen from Helinski Basketball in Finland as the second commitment in what looks to be yet another impressive class for Hurley and Arizona State.
The Montreal, Canada native will begin his career with the Sun Devils in 2018 — the same time former five-star Kansas transfer Carlton Bragg and San Diego State transfer Zylan Cheatham regain eligibility.
As for what this could mean for the program?
Obviously, a lot.
Hurley has consistently recruited at a high level during his tenure in Tempe, landing top 25 recruiting classes in each of the last two seasons with the Sun Devils -- No. 17 in 2017 and No. 22 in 2016, according to 247Sports. Both Dort and Valtonen’s commitment have Hurley well on his way to his third top-25 class, if not higher.
There’s just one last piece of the puzzle for the third-year head coach, though — winning.
The Sun Devils have managed back to back 15-win seasons under Hurley and have failed to win more than seven Pac-12 games in either campaign. Though that’s poor for a coach with such a robust recruiting record, landing a 5-star commitment like Dort is a huge step in the right direction.
Here’s a link to some of Dort’s highlights: