With the spring evaluation period being late in the game, there are still many college programs in search of top-rated unsigned talent, as many college coaches around the country are scouring the nation in search of the top available high school and junior college prospects still available.
While he had considered making a jump to the 2015 class and attending post-graduate next season, Westwind Prep Academy’s 6-foot senior point guard prospect Ny Redding is now officially off the recruiting board - deciding to jump on a high-major division-I college program in the PAC-12 Conference. A native of Ohio, Redding ventured to the state of Arizona this season to attend Westwind Prep where he quickly emerged as one of the state’s hottest guard prospects.
On Monday evening, Redding gave a verbal commitment to Washington State University and new head coach Ernie Kent and his staff. Newly hired and long-time successful assistant coach Silvey Dominguez is responsible for recruiting Redding and extending the offer to the talented guard prospect.
Redding is a pure-point guard prospect with a nice overall feel for the game and a propensity to score the basketball for himself, while creating many scoring opportunities for others around him.
Redding saw his share of college recruitment this season, as many college programs visited the Westwind program this school year. As a result, Redding saw his college recruitment soar this season after averaging an amazing 29.8 points, 8.7 assists and 2.1 steals per/game this season, while averaging only 1.2 turnovers per/game. He also shot 53% from the field and 89% from the free-throw line.
Redding will sign with Washington State today after also receiving strong interest from Utah, Rutgers, Cleveland State, North Texas and Central Florida.
Also giving a verbal commitment from Westwind Prep, is talented foreigner, 6-foot-6 prep forward Edwin Olympio. Olympio gave a verbal commitment to the University of Texas-San Antonio this weekend, and will sign with UTSA today. Olympio is a versatile combo-forward prospect with excellent toughness and a high motor. He is a very good kid on and off the floor, and should provide immediate help for head coach Brooks Thompson and his staff. Assistant coach Dan O'Dowd was responsible for the recruitment of Olympio.
Overall this year, the Westwind Prep coaching staff has been a God-send for the prospects at their program, and any prospect considering a prep school should look no further, as Jai Steadman and Nick Weaver have worked tirelessly to aid the lives of the young men in their program - landing double-digit division-I scholarships for their student-athletes this season. Amazing job!