Even with practices already underway, recruiting never stops. Four-star wing Roberto Gittens committed to Boise State on Monday, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first reported. Gittens is coach Leon Rice’s first recruit of the class of 2017.
Boise State lands Roberto Gittens, a 6-foot-5 wing from Foss High in Tacoma (Wash.), per source. Washington State was also involved.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 3, 2016
Gittens is the 26th-overall small forward in his class, according to Scout. He’s a prototypical wing player with length, a decent scoring ability, and an abundance of athleticism. He showcased that athleticism last year by winning the Les Schwab Invitational Dunk Contest.
And Gittens isn’t just a raw athlete that does his damage near the rim. He has developed a respectable jumper, and is showing an improved ability to handle the ball and create his own shots. With his size and athleticism, he should be able to play the 2 or 3, and have no problem guarding multiple positions.
Gittens also received interest from Hofstra, Montana, and Washington State. He will play his senior season at Henry Foss High School in Tacoma, Washington, before joining the Broncos next year.