One week after USF's men secured a verbal commitment from 6-foot-10 Casper (Wyo.) College standout Antun Maricevic, the Bulls are getting a visit from another heralded junior college prospect.
This time, it's a local.
Former Chamberlain High star Rashawn Fredericks, who averaged a double double each of the last two seasons at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, Tenn., confirmed he's visiting this weekend. The NCAA's spring signing period for basketball begins Wednesday.
If the Bulls can secure signed letters of intent from Maricevic and Fredericks, their arrivals would offset the departures of graduate transfers Malik Martin and Troy Holston Jr.
A 6-foot-6 Virgin Islands native, Fredericks committed to North Texas last fall before reconsidering. He has been lauded at the juco level for his quickness, defensive versatility and shooting range.
He averaged 17.7 points and 10.3 rebounds this past season for Motlow (23-8), which reached the round of 16 in the NJCAA national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. He also averaged a double-double (13.1 ppg, 10.1 rpg) and shot better than 40 percent from 3-point range in the 2016-17 season, when the Bucks reached the final eight at nationals.
"He rebounds the ball really well, especially on the offensive end," said Motlow coach Arthur Latham, who watched Fredericks' class set a program record for victories in a two-year span.
"He's a mismatch nightmare, especially if you put him at (small forward), because he can post up a smaller guard or a guard his size, and he can step out and shoot it from (3-point range). If he's got a bigger defender he can drive past him."