Rams Refuse to Slow Down on Recruiting Trail
As majority of us here at Uncharted are either VCU students or graduates, I decided to give a look inside the recruiting process for the Rams! The VCU Rams have assembled yet another Top 25 recruiting class for 2017, coming in at 17th according to ESPN and the highest ranked since the 2014 class. Coach Will Wade and his staff didn’t stop there though. One week ago, junior wing player, Kevin Easley Jr., verbally committed to VCU to kick-start their 2018 recruiting class.
The Indianapolis native is ranked 120th nationally according to Rivals.com and had offers from the likes of Indiana, Butler, Purdue, Cincinnati and Xavier. If there’s one current Ram I would compare Easley to it would be Jordan Burgess. Just like Burgess in his high school days, Easley is a Small Forward that not only possesses a great offensive game, but also has the size and strength to bang on the blocks with big men. Easley has a beautiful jump shot with a high release point and can hit consistently from mid-range and behind the arc. His defense isn’t anything to sleep on either. He’s mobile and has quick hands and those combined with his length allow him to swipe the ball from opponents under the basket as well as glass layup attempts on chase down blocks.
Easley will be a great fit for the Rams and will give the team versatility since he could play the 3 in bigger lineups or a stretch 4 for small ball. I keep saying the 2019-2020 season is going to be a special one for VCU and a lineup consisting of Samir Doughty, De’Riante Jenkins, Issac Vann, Easley and Mayan Kiir will be a nightmare for opponents in a few seasons. Check out his highlight reel!