SDSU men’s basketball gets 2016 commit Jalen McDaniels

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by Patrick Carr and Matthew Bain

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Jalen McDaniels, a 2016 power forward prospect from Federal Way High in Washington state, announced on his Twitter page Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to San Diego State.

McDaniels (6-foot-8, 190 pounds) has a four-star rating from 247sports.com and Scout.com, and is a three-star prospect from ESPN and Rivals.com. Scout.com rated him the No. 1 power forward prospect in the state of Washington in 2016.

According to Rivals.com, McDaniels also had offers from Boise State, Arizona State, Gonzaga, University of Washington, Oregon State and University of Nevada. He officially visited SDSU on the weekend of Aug. 30.

McDaniels adds length to what could potentially be a loaded 2016 recruiting class for head coach Steve Fisher and company.

Next year will be four-star freshman forward Nolan Narain’s first year of eligibility with the Aztecs, after he reclassified from a 2017 high school graduate to a 2016 graduate so he could come to campus and redshirt this season.

Also, University of Missouri sophomore shooting guard transfer Montaque Gill-Caesar announced last week that he was committing to SDSU.

Indiana University sophomore small forward transfer Max Hoetzel will also be eligible in 2016 after he sits out this season per NCAA transfer rules.

SDSU is still in the hunt for ESPN top-100 forward Michael Cage (Mater Dei High, Santa Ana, California), who took his official visit to campus on Labor Day weekend. His sister is a sophomore outside hitter for the Aztec women’s volleyball team and his father is SDSU hoops legend Michael Cage Sr.

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