Well, that was fast.
Last week, we learned that All-NEC first teamer Martin Hermannsson was taking his talents back to Europe and signed with a professional club in France. Well, LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff went to working quickly on getting another player onto the 2016-17 roster and they did just that.
This afternoon, LIU Brooklyn landed 2016 point guard Jashaun Agosto out of Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. He announced his commitment on his Twitter page.
He is the third player from the 2016 class who has committed to LIU to go along with signees Julian Batts and Ashtyn Bradley.
One thing we do know is Agosto is a point guard who is a two-time state champion in the state of Washington and whose Garfield H.S. team finished third in this past season’s state championships and finished with a 26-3 record. Last season, according to MaxPreps, he averaged 10.5 points, 6.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 3.8 steals per game as a senior.
Several recruiting websites such as ESPN and Scout.com listed Agosto as a three-star recruit. ESPN has him as their 45th-best point guard in the 2016 class with a 75 out of 100 grade. According to Verbal Commits, he had offers from Saint Peter’s and San Diego and had at some point interest from at least a dozen or so schools, many of them major programs.
One thing that is a bit of a question mark is how tall he is. His height seems to vary from website to website as well as articles that have been writing about him. I’ve seen where he has been listed as short as 5’8″ to as tall as 6’0″ with heights in between. I’m going to guess he is probably somewhere in the middle. From what I’ve been gathering, it sounds like his lack of height is what kept him from possibly going to a high-major program.
In reading some of the scouting reports on him, they characterize him as a point guard with great quickness who has a lot of toughness to his game especially for his size. The reports say he excels in the open court, not afraid to penetrate and get to the hole, has an excellent handle, above average passing ability and can also fill it up on the scoreboard.
Here are a couple of his most recent YouTube highlight video from this past season.
The addition of Agosto should make the preseason starting point guard battle even more interesting as that spot is undoubtedly up for grabs between Agosto, fellow incoming freshman Julian Batts and senior Iverson Fleming.
Agosto becomes the twelfth scholarship player on the 2016-17 LIU Brooklyn roster and leaves LIU with one more scholarship remaining. It remains to be seen if Perri and his staff will look to use the final scholarship on a player for this upcoming season or use it on a player in the 2017 class which would give him five scholarships to work with for next season’s recruiting class.