Western Kentucky basketball’s run of bringing blue chip talent to Conference USA continues. Today, point guard Jordan Rawls pledged to the Hilltoppers.
Rawls was a member of the class of 2020, but will instead reclassify. He is holding on to his four-star status as he moves up a class to 2019.
That means he will be playing for Rick Stansbury next fall, when the college basketball season rolls back around. He announced the move via Twitter:
I would like to thank all of the coaches who recruited me,I want to thank My Family , Coach Zach, Coach Hurd,and my brothers from Hamilton Heights for believing in me with that being said I Will be Committing to Western Kentucky University and reclassifying to the 2019 class🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/2sr2hz7T2q
— Jordan Rawls🚨 (@jrawls_1) April 20, 2019
Jordan Rawls joins the 2019 class ranked No. 70 in the country.
247’s new ranks slot him in at No. 6 among point guards. The Chattanooga native is the second-ranked player in Tennessee.
Over the last few years, Stansbury has had remarkable success bringing super-talented players to Bowling Green. It started with five-star center Mitchell Robinson’s commitment. He wound up backing away from the program over the summer, so that one didn’t exactly work out.
That same year, WKU added four-star guard Josh Anderson, who averaged over 12 points a game in 2018-19 as a sophomore.
This season, five-star center Charles Bassey played at WKU, averaging 14.6 points and 10 rebounds per game, en route to winning Conference USA Freshman of the Year, and making first team all-conference. He will test the NBA Draft.
Canadian guard Dalano Blanton was a four-star, and played as a reserve in 2018-19.
With Rawls, WKU has the No. 40 ranked recruiting class in the country, and No. 1 in Conference USA for the 2019 cycle.