Gerald Liddell commits to Texas

Posted by    |    August 10th, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Shaka snags another 2018 recruit

The Texas Longhorns landed their second 2018 commitment in small forward Gerald Liddell.

Committed ✔️ #blessed

— GERALD LIDDELL (@gerald_liddell) August 10, 2017

The ESPN 100 recruit had offers from Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, and others, but chose to stay in state for his college career. I haven’t watched a lot of his film — Jeff Haley is in charge of the recruiting chapter for Smart Texas Basketball 2017 — but the bits I’ve seen show a guy that’s likely to spend his career on the wing. He’s skinny but agile, seems like a good fit for an aggressive defense. I don’t have stats on how well he shot from distance in AAU summer ball, but his form looks solid so I think he can eventually become a credible enough perimeter threat that he’ll be able to utilize it to enhance his slashing ability. Also, Shaka’s run of recruiting guys with glorious hairstyles continues unabated.