Loyola Marymount landed a big commitment from 2014 point guard Kyron Cartwright, who pledged to Max Good and the Lions on Monday night.
The 5-11, 165 lb point guard from Compton High School in Compton, Calif. had offers from New Mexico, Cal-State Fullerton, and San Diego, before ending his recruitment Monday night.
Cartwright is a left-handed point guard that has a great deal of raw athleticism. He is quick and bouncy, and has the innate ability to drive into the lane and either finish at the rim or kick out to the open shooter.
He is the younger brother of former Iowa standout Bryce Cartwright, who like Kyron was an under-the-radar recruit coming out of high school. After spending two years at Fresno State and Paris Junior College, Cartwright transferred to Iowa where he started 43 games. If the younger Cartwright progresses in the game way the older one did, LMU could be getting a steal with him.
According to ESPN, Cartwright is a three-star prospect, and 47th best point guard in the nation. Many national recruiting analysts described Cartwright as a nice pickup for the Lions:
Cartwright joins Devin Wyatt (TX), Elijah Stewart (CA), and Alex Rifkind (FL) in the Lions 2014 recruiting class. He is the only true point guard of the three.
With Anthony Ireland graduating after this season, Kyron Cartwright will join Nino Jackson and Chase Flint as the Lions perspective point guard next season. Although the other two will most likely have the upper-hand upon Cartwright’s arrival, with his athleticism and skill he will get his chance.