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Kansas big man commits to Bulls

USF appears to have filled one of its five remaining men's basketball scholarships, landing a commitment Thursday evening from Wichita (Kan.) 6-foot-10 C Ruben Guerrero.

The commitment was confirmed on the official Twitter feed of his school, Sunrise Christian Academy. Guerrero, a senior, presumably would be eligible next season.

The NCAA's spring signing period for men's basketball began April 16 and continues to May 21.

A native of Spain, Guerrero reportedly also had strong interest from Indiana. Deemed a project upon arriving from his native country in 2013, he reportedly has added 20 pounds since enrolling at Sunrise in the late summer of 2013.

He visited USF last month.

"He's not bad offensively, but he needs to get better on the block," Sunrise coach Kyle Lindsted told the Indianapolis Star in February. "I'd say right now he's a face-up (power forward). He has to get better on the block and continue to get stronger."

A Guerrero signing could help fill the void created by the recent departure of freshman C John Egbunu, one of five scholarship players to leave USF's program since the mid-March dismissal of Coach Stan Heath.

Presuming Guerrero signs and PG Anthony Collins sticks around, new Bulls coach Orlando Antigua would still have four scholarships to give for the 2014-15 season.

In other men's hoops news, former Heath assistant Mike Wells announced via Twitter on Thursday evening he will join Toledo's staff as an assistant. Another ex-Bulls assistant, Steve Roccaforte, joined Buzz Williams' staff at Virginia Tech last month.


[Last modified: Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:00pm]


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