Just hours after the Arizona State Sun Devils remained undefeated with a 39-point victory over the Pacific Tigers Friday afternoon, ASU’s day got even better.
The Sun Devils landed the commitment of 2019 Shadow Mountain guard Jaelen House, the son of ASU legend Eddie House and a four star prospect according to 247sports.com.
#committed pic.twitter.com/A1vHGvhVp9— jaelen (@jaelenhouse2) December 22, 2017
House is the second leading scorer on the No. 2 ranked — according to maxpreps.com — ranked team in Arizona, averaging 22.3 points per game on the 27-1 Matadors. Standing at 6 foot 2, 160 pounds House is ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the state for his class and the No. 21 ranked point guard for 2019.
Though he has been one of the more intriguing sophomore prospects in the state this season, House hasn’t been highly recruited. Both 247sports.com and Rivals.com have only two other offers outside of ASU in Long Beach State and Southern Utah.
House is ASU’s first commit of its 2019 class, coming just days after highly-touted forward prospect Mike Foster committed to Arizona State for its 2021 group. The Sun Devils have adopted and embraced the “Guard U” image and this signing provides a glimpse into what ASU’s backcourt could look like in the future.
By 2019, seniors Tra Holder, Shannon Evans II and Kodi Justice will have graduated and freshman Remy Martin and incoming guards Luguentz Dort and Elias Valtonen — five and four star prospects, respectively — will likely step up to lead the unit. House will join them a year later and five star and No. 1 ranked 2020 point guard in his class Kyree Walker will join in two seasons.
Guard U lives on.