The Baylor Bears men’s basketball teams finalized its early-signing class for 2024 by getting three players to commit to joining the program next season.
The class, made up of two prep players and one community college player, marks the fourth starting cycle that coach Scott Drew and his staff have put together a Top 25 class. Additionally, with the signing of two five-star prospects, the Bears have signed at least one five-star player each of the past four cycles.
Those two five-star players are from the prep rankings in Jason Asemota and Rob Wright. The third player, Noah Boyed, is from the community college ranks but gives the Bears a 7-footer for their roster next season.
Asemota is a 6-foot-8 small forward who committed to the Bears more than a year ago and plays for Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix, Ariz. There, he emerged as the No. 29 player in the nation per ESPN and graduated to Hillcrest’s Overtime Elite circuit team as a junior, as he averaged 15.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals. He also attended the NBPA Top-100 camp in 2022 and 2023.
Wright will play his final prep season at Montverde Academy in Florida after he was named Pennsylvania’s Gatorade Player of the Year last season with Neumann-Goretti High School. Last season he averaged 23.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists. As a sophomore he averaged 22 points and led them to a state title.
Boyed is a Monchy, St. Lucia, native who is currently at McCook Community College in Nebraska. Last season he averaged 10.9 points and 8.5 rebounds, as he shot nearly 57 percent from the floor.