WCC News: Pepperdine Lands Recruit, Agustin Ambrosino Leaves BYU

 

Nov 15, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brigham Young Cougars forward Agustin Ambrosino (5) keeps Florida State Seminoles guard Aaron Thomas (25) from the basket during the second half of the game at the Coaches vs Cancer held at Barclays Center. Florida State won 88-70. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Agustin Ambrosino is Leaving the BYU Program

First Delgado, now Ambrosino is departing from the BYU basketball team. Ambrosino only played one season for the Cougars, and played in 31 games for BYU last season. He previously played at Salt Lake Community College. He averaged 1.8  points and 1.4 rebounds per game last season.

Depth wise, this is a big loss for BYU. He might not have been a starter for BYU next season, but he would have played a role on the team. BYU will now just have to rely on freshmen Eric Mika and Luke Worthington even more now that Ambrosino is gone.

Pepperdine Lands David Jesperson

David Jesperson, a 6’7″ forward in the 2013 class, committed to the University of Pepperdine yesterday. According to ESPN, he is a two star prospect and has an overall scout grade of 66. Jesperson was a first team Wisconsin Valley player, and averaged over 19 points a game in his senior season. He took visits to North Dakota, Colgate, and Pepperdine, before ultimately deciding with the Waves. Jesperson’s older brother is Paul Jesperson, who played for Virginia the past few seasons. He is transferring to another school.

Jesperson will be a good player for the Waves, but it might not be right away. Jesperson is long and lanky and very raw. He is good at finishing around the rim, and for how tall he is, he’s a pretty good ball handler. He has a pretty nice shot from about 20 feet, and showed the ability to knock down the three, although it is unknown if he can do that consistently.

Overall, this is a good get for Marty Wilson and his staff late in the 2013 recruiting year.

Below is his highlight tape:

 

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Topics: Basketball, Brigham Young Cougars, BYU Cougars, BYU Men's Basketbal, Pepperdine Men's Basketball, Pepperdine Waves, WCC

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