WCC Early Signing Period Breakdown


On Nov. 12, student-athletes across the country were permitted to sign with respective colleges, fulfilling their lifelong dreams of playing collegiate athletics. Every member of the West Coast Conference signed a player for the future during the early signing period, with several impactful prospects locked in to play in the conference in future years.

Just so you don’t have to visit every individual WCC program’s site for news and information on each player, here is all of that in one section. Below is each player that signed with a WCC school in the early signing period, with some information about each prospect as well.

BYU: Cougars Sign In-State Swing Forward

Head Coach Dave Rose and the BYU Cougars finally received the necessary paperwork for Zac Seljaas, a three-star prospect out of Bountiful High School in Bountiful, Utah. The 6-foot-7 forward initially committed to BYU back in August of 2013, but made it official today.

Seljaas excels in many facets of the game, particularly facing up to the basket and knocking down jumpers as well as using his basketball acumen to find open teammates. Seljaas is not the most athletic player and could use a few extra pounds of muscle, but the multi-skilled forward projects to be a solid acquisition in the future.

Gonzaga: Wade Locked-In as Future Zag Floor General

Jesse Wade, a three-star point guard from Kaysville, Utah, signed on Wednesday as the Zags only letter of intent in the early signing period. Wade is a member of the LDS church and will serve a two-year mission before enrolling at GU in 2017-2018.

After a stellar summer, Wade has received acclaim from west coast and national scouts alike. He is a dynamic scorer that can beat the defense off the dribble or with his silky smooth jump shot. The 6-foot-1 point guard is more than proficient in running an offense, with great vision and leadership intangibles.

Wade has been loyal to GU, as the Utah native committed to GU last October.

Loyola Marymount: Lions Add Intriguing JC Transfer

In their short time on the job, the LMU coaching staff has made it an emphasis to find underrated and intriguing talent in unorthodox places. Adom Jacko, an unranked 6-foot-8 power forward out of Chaffey College, fits that profile.

Jacko, who stands at 6-foot-8, is a lengthy, athletic forward that is extremely versatile. The Alta Loma, Calif. native excels around the basket, shooting 61.7 from the field at Chaffey College last season.

Jacko first committed to LMU in late September.

Pacific: Verlin Lures Homegrown Kid to UofP

The Pacific Tigers signed Anthony Townes on Thursday, solidifying his commitment he made back in January. The 6-foot-5 forward is a Modesto Christian High School product, the same high school current Tigers Ray Bowles and T.J. Wallace attended.

Townes, while undersized for the power forward position, is super athletic with good hands, a perfect recipe for transition.

Pepperdine: Waves Load Up with 2015 Commit

Although the Waves have no scholarships available for the 2015-2016 season with their current roster, that didn’t stop Head Coach Marty Wilson from adding talent.

Kameron Edwards, a three-star, 6-foot-6 forward out Etiwanda High School in Southern California, signed with Pepperdine on Wednesday. Edwards is a bouncy swing forward that is still developing, but his upside in the WCC is off the charts.

Portland: Coach Reveno Nails Down Three Players

The Pilots were busy this week, signing three highly influential players the last few days. Jazz Johnson, Chiir Maker and Colin Russell all signed their letters of intents to play at Portland.

Johnson has been committed to Portland since June of 2013, and seeing his signature on the dotted line should relieve Pilot fans given his talent. The two-star, 5-foot-11 point guard from Lake Oswego, Ore. has all the tools to be a point guard, including a slick handle, impeccable vision, a solid jump shot and the ability to make shots in the lane.

The most surprising signing in the last few days was most certainly Chiir Maker, the cousin of blue-chip prospect Thon Maker. Maker, a resident of Sydney Australia and a native of South Sudan, will play on the wing college and possess plenty of physical intangibles to make him an interesting prospect. At 6-foot-7, Maker could be a matchup nightmare for some teams in the WCC.

Last but not least, Colin Russell signed with Portland on Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 power forward out of Folsom, Calif. excels down in the paint, especially on defense and on the glass.

Saint Mary’s: Signs Three Future Players (Hopefully)

The Gaels have commitments from three players: Stefan Gonzalez (6-foot-2 point guard, Pocatello, Idaho), Tanner Krebs (6-foot-6 shooting guard, Australia) and Kyle Clark (6-foot-7 wing, Australia). However, the school has not confirmed anything, so this is still on standby in the meantime.

San Diego: Midwest Big Man Signs with Toreros

Alex Floresca, a 6-foot-8 power forward out of Saint Louis, made it official on Wednesday after committing to the Toreros in August.

Floresca is a physical four-man that should add depth immediately to the USD frontcourt in 2015. The imposing big man shot 72 percent from the field last high school season.

The Toreros also received a commitment from Texas shooting guard Hunter Summy, but that has not been confirmed by the university yet.

San Francisco: Dons Land Monster from the Sunshine State

Rex Walters has some connection to Florida due to his time at Florida Atlantic, which paid off in the recruitment of Cedric Wright, the Dons latest signee.

Wright, who committed to the Dons in July, is a 6-foot-6 forward out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The unranked forward is powerful and excellent around the basket; he will remind Dons fans of current forward Kruize Pinkins.

While the school has not confirmed this through a release, Wright is expected to sign.

Santa Clara: Broncos Land Trio of Talent

The Broncos have commitments from three players in 2015, and while the university has not confirmed this on the team’s website, they are expected to sign with the program momentarily (if they haven’t already).

Matt Hauser, Bryson Lockley and Tony Lewis have all pledged to the Broncos. Hauser, a 6-foot-0 combo guard out Thousand Oaks, Calif., is a two-star prospect with an innate ability to score. Lockley, a small forward prospect from Houston, is still growing as a player and shows great promise at 6-foot-6. Lewis, a 6-foot-9 center out of San Antonio, is a massive pickup for the Broncos based on his list of schools. The Broncos hit Texas hard to find talent and ended up with two solid 2015 prospects as a result.