UC Basketball Signs Three Recruits for Next Season

The class of 2015-2016 just added three members, including Jacob Evans, Justin Jenifer and Tre Scott. This week Mick Cronin announced all three young men have signed national letters of intent for the University of Cincinnati. Cronin is continuing his trend of recruiting tall, lanky athletes to spread their wings and play punishing defense.

Jacob Evans: He is a 6-6, 210 lb. forward out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who averaged 17.5 points, 7.2 boards, 4.1 assists, and 3.5 thefts per game while attending high school junior at Saint Michael High School. He is universally considered a four-star prospect, and is listed in the top 100 prospects in the country.

On Evans, Cronin says: “Jacob can handle, distribute and score the ball. His future is bright and we are fortunate he is coming to UC. He is a big-time recruit for us in many ways.”

I could get used to seeing dunks like this at Fifth Third Arena.

Justin Jenifer: He is a 5-10, 160 lb. point guard out of Baltimore, Maryland, who averaged 17.3 points, 12 assists, and five boards per game as a junior while attending Millford Mills Academy.

Jenifer is a three or four-star prospect depending on the ranking service, and he is listed in the top 150 prospects in the country. He racked up 12 double-double games as a junior. In his sophomore season he led his team to a Maryland Class 3A State Championship.

On Jenifer, Cronin says: “Justin is a super quick point guard, an exciting player that can make the game easier for his teammates. Justin’s passing and ball handling skills are exceptional. He is a proven winner in high school.”

Tre Scott: He is a 6-7, 203 lb. forward out of Darien, Georgia, who averaged 22.3 points, 13.7 boards, 6.2 assists, and 3.7 blocked shots per game as a junior while attending McIntosh County Academy. He was named Georgia Region 2A Player of the Year. He is a three-star prospect, and listed as a top-20 player in Georgia and top-50 forward in the country.

On Scott, Cronin says: “Tre can play and defend multiple positions. He has the length to block shots and the footwork to defend guards. He can knock down the open shot and pass the ball. Tre is a great student and high character young man.”

Here is a video on him as a beastly high school freshman.

By Technical Writer: Andy Smith