College Basketball: Wright State Gets Late Commit for Class of 2013

Alan BlackAnalyst IIIAugust 9, 2013

Photo courtesy of Billings Gazette
Photo courtesy of Billings Gazette

College basketball is focused mainly on recruiting right now, with the offseason in full swing.  Schools vie for the commitments of players who will graduate high school next year, in the hope that they will come in roughly a year from now and begin making a difference for that program.

Some schools, though, need a little more immediate help and turn to unsigned members of the Class of 2013.

Wright State became the latest team to pick up a member of the last recruiting class.  According to David Jablonski of the Dayton Daily News, the Raiders received a verbal commitment from Daniel Meyer on Thursday.

Meyer is a 6'9', 225-pound power forward from Billings, Montana. As a senior, Meyer averaged 20.2 points, 13 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.

Originally, Meyer only had offers from Division II and NAIA programs. After playing summer ball for the Colorado Chaos Basketball Club, Meyer began to attract more interest from Division I programs. He had also taken visits to Lipscomb, Nebraska-Omaha, Western Illinois and Yale.

After visiting Wright State on Tuesday, Meyer had seen enough to make his decision.  He becomes the 14th scholarship player for Wright State, meaning that they will have to reassign scholarships in order to comply with the limit of 13.

Wright State finished last season with a 21-12 record, losing to Valparaiso in the championship game of the Horizon League tournament.

The Raiders are hoping that the big man from Montana can help them to improve upon that performance.