Open Period Set to Begin

Open Period Set to Begin

If you're a basketball recruiting junkie, there is no better time than the month of July. This is when the AAU and Junior College circuits are able to get maximum exposure for college coaches to watch them up close and personal. Brooks Thompson and his staff will be doing just that.

UTSA will have coaches all throughout the country during the open evaluation periods that start Tuesday, July 9th. IRS has confirmed that at least 1 and possibly 2 coaches will attend the Jerry Mullen's Junior College Showcase in St. Louis. The Showcase and Juco Top 100 Camp start on July 12 and end on July 14.

The Juco Top 100 Camp is strictly by invite only. The nation's top premier Juco talent who have been evaluated and gotten the invite will be on display for a bevy of college coaches.

Brooks Thompson will be looking to replace 5 seniors to be for the 2014 class: Jeromie Hill, Edrico McGregor, Tyler Wood, Hyjii Thomas and Jordan Sims. With 3 of them being low post players, size will be at a premium. On the current roster, there are 4 players (Wilshire, Williams, Matthews, & Jones) who can all play the Wing/Small Forward position that will be vacated by Sims. Thomas fills the role of a combo guard. He can play the 1 or 2. You can bet the coaches will be looking to add talent and depth at all positions.

With a strong pipeline to Arizona, the staff will be hard at work looking to see if they can tap into more talent. The Grand Canyon State has it's most talented class ever. With 5 prospects being rated as 4 star recruits (Cheatham, Adams, Dastrup, Pickens, & MacDougall) by our FoxSports Scouthoops National Analysts . There are 5 to 6 others who received consideration and are tabbed as mid to high major talents.

On top of the Juco Showcase, the UTSA staff will be at the Double Pump Tournament (CA), Adidas Super 64 (NV), and Great American Shootout (TX).

Below are the dates of the open evaluating period:

July 9 thru July 13

July 16 thru July 20

July 23 thru July 27

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