In case you missed it, Central Arizona Junior College 7-foot, 220-pound sophomore post Trever Irish is now off the recruiting board, as he has given a verbal commitment and will sign this fall with a member of the Big West Conference.
Recently, Irish gave a verbal commitment to Long Beach State University head coach Dan Munson and his basketball staff.
Irish is among the best low-post prospects returning in the NJCAA ranks this junior college season, and definitely among the top overall returning prospects in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC).
Irish chose Long Beach State over offers from Kent State and Florida A&M. He was set to see his college recruitment soar this junior college season, so this is a nice get for the Long Beach State program early in the fall recruiting period.
Irish is among the biggest post prospects in the junior college ranks nationally, and he is also a skilled performer. As a freshman starter for CAC, Irish had a strong freshman campaign for himself - averaging 14.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per/game, while shooting 62.6% from the field. Irish was among the conference's top individual producers as a freshman, and I look for him to rank among the league leaders in numerous categories this junior college season.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Irish is an attractive looking recruiting target, as he possesses excellent size and potential for the future. Standing 7-foot tall and weighing 220-pounds, Irish is a large post prospect with a solid skill level, and an ability to run the floor and finish strong at the basket. Irish has some upside still as he is still developing his offensive repetoire, and is still growing into his large frame, so his best years are definitely ahead of him. He is an active rebounder for his size and is a capable shotblocker. He is a good passer out of the post. Irish should develop this junior college season into one of the hotter recruiting targets nationally, and should garners loads of recruiting interest as a result over time. What level he ultimately lands at will be determined by need.