Gonzaga has landed a commitment from 2014 guard Bryan Alberts, according to Fox recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. Alberts was on the Gonzaga campus two weekends ago for an official visit, and obviously that visit went well enough to warrant a commit a little over a week later.
According to Verbal Commits, Alberts passed up Stanford, Minnesota, Northwestern, and Wisconsin.
Alberts is a very strong guard that can shoot it from deep. Although he played a lot of point guard for his AAU team, he’s projected to be more of a wing at the next level.
Mark Few and his staff have landed its backcourt of the future. Alberts combined with Silas Melson and Josh Perkins is a very solid class. In two years, Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell Jr., and Gerard Coleman will be gone, and these three players are their long-term replacements.
Many Gonzaga fans were perplexed by the staff backing off of shooting guard Dorian Pickens by cancelling his visit. It is apparent that Alberts was the type of prospect that the staff was looking for. He is a slightly thicker, taller, and would be an overall fit for the small forward position. With Perkins and Melson verballed to Gonzaga, there is no need for another shooting guard in the 2014 class.