After coming off a NCAA Tournament appearance this past season, the Cal Poly Mustangs just picked a 2015 commitment from Texas. According to Verbal Commits, 2015 guard Jaylen Shead from Connally High School in Texas has committed to Cal Poly.
— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) July 28, 2014
Even though, there is not a lot of information out there on Shead, he can play for his size coming in at 6-foot. He has a very smooth jumpshot and is fearless going to the basket, driving through the lane.
For Cal Poly, this is a very good building block for them. As I said, they had their first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history and won the Big West conference title to get there. The Mustangs wasn’t even suppose to win the Big West title as they finished sixth in the conference but I guess that is why they call it March Madness.
At the point guard position, Cal Poly has another Texas point guard on their roster, now sophomore Ridge Shipley. Last season as a freshman, Shipley only averaged 4.0 points in 15.0 minutes per game but expect him to play more often as the only other point guard in front of him is JUCO transfer Kyle Toth according to Verbal Commits.
Texas must be a pipeline for Cal Poly as three of their players on last season’s roster were from the state. It will be interesting to see now if the Mustangs can take that next step in 2014.