OGDEN - Weber State men's basketball coach Randy Rahe announced next year's class of players Wednesday as Richaud Gittens and Jeremy Senglin signed national letters of intent to join Weber State for the 2013-14 season.
"We couldn't be more excited to have Richaud and Jeremy join our program at Weber State," Rahe said. "We pinpointed them early as our top priorities for the year and we're really excited to sign them. Both will be great fits for our program and are high character kids, good students and come from great families. They are both very tough and competitive and have been extremely well-coached in high school and in very reputable AAU programs."
Gittens is a 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard who joins Weber State from Tempe, Arizona. Gittens is a senior this season at Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe and is one of the top players in Arizona. As a junior last year he averaged 14.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.0 assists per game. He scored in double figures in 18 of 23 games last season, including a season-high 28 points in one game. He was also a member of the Arizona Stars AAU program.
"Richaud is extremely athletic and can really make plays," Rahe said. "He is a really tough competitor and is a very capable shooter and an outstanding defender who plays with a high level of intensity."
Senglin is a 6-2, 185-pound guard who comes to Weber State from Arlington, Texas where he is currently a senior at Bowie High School where he played for coach Allen Gratts. Senglin has been rated as one of the top guards in the Dallas area. He received offers from several schools across the nation and is expected to be a combo guard at Weber State. He also played on the Texas Select AAU team, the same team as current WSU freshman Joel Bolomboy.
"Jeremy is a very good athlete and highly skilled player," Rahe said. "He does everything well and can really shoot the ball well and is really tough. He has a high basketball IQ and has the opportunity to be a really good defender."
Weber State also expects to sign another guard next week, though it will be awhile before he arrives in Ogden. McKay Cannon, a 6-1 guard from Shelley, Idaho, plans to serve an LDS mission prior to joining the Wildcats for the 2015-16 season.