Quality Education Academy’s small forward Deshawn Corprew has enrolled at South Plains Junior College, per John Rothstein.
Corprew verbally committed to Texas A&M on May 17. Corprew, part of the class of 2017, committed to Arkansas-Little Rock before de-committing and opening up his recruitment to other schools, including Kansas and LSU. The Aggies extended their offer to Corpew on Jan. 21. After receiving an offer from Missouri, he chose the Aggies.
247Sports grades the 6-foot-5 small forward 113th best player, 22nd best small forward and seventh best in the state of Virgina. Scout.com ranked him as the 22nd best small forward as well, and the best from North Carolina, where he was born.
Scout.com praised his strength and aggression, but concentrated on decision-making and midrange scoring as some areas of improvement. At 6-foot-5, he might not be able to play small forward at the NCAA level, where some small forwards are three or four inches taller.
Corprew joind J.J. Caldwell and Robert Williams for the Aggies’ next recruiting class, which 247 ranks as 18th overall and third in the SEC. Three-star Eric Vila has also signed a letter of intent to join the Aggies.
Texas A&M has four small forwards on roster already, so it’s possible Corprew went to JUCO so he could secure more playing time later on, instead of using his eligibility sitting on the bench in a crowded rotation.
The Aggies went 28-9 and loss the Regional Semifinal last season in Billy Kennedy’s fifth year as head coach.