2023 5-star combo guard Wesley Yates (Beaumont, TX) will be announcing his college decision on Thursday, October 5 at 9:30 AM PT.
Yates announced a top nine back in mid-August which included Gonzaga along with Stanford, Washington, Texas, Houston, Arkansas, LSU, Auburn, and Baylor.
Yates has taken visits to the majority of those schools, although he never made it to Spokane before revealing his intention to announce a decision. It doesn’t take a mind-reader to assume this takes Gonzaga out of the running for Yates’ services, although it won’t be official until he makes his announcement.
Most believe he is staying in the state of Texas, although that still leaves three schools (Baylor, Houston, and Texas) in the running. LSU and Auburn are logical fits for Yates as well.
Yates blew up at Peach Jam, with Sports Illustrated’s Jason Jordan calling him one of the five best players at the tournament this summer.
“He’s very versatile, he picks his spots. He would never force anything, he would definitely take his time. He was very methodical, ran off screens really well, knocked down shots, got to the basket…he’s super strong, super athletic, knows how to shield his body, get that defender on his hip. Super efficient as a finisher. Very tactical with his approach, a guy I was very very much impressed with.”Jason Jordan – Locked on Zags podcast
The Zags currently have just one player, Dusty Stromer, committed for the class of 2023. Another target, center Jacob McFarland, recently committed to Houston, although forward Kaden Cooper remains a high level target for Mark Few and his staff.
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