Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Northern Arizona Scores Committment from Kris Yanku

Northern Arizona has received a verbal committment from 2013 guard Kris Yanku, self-proclaimed "Turkish Mamba" on his twitter handle. He is a very nice pickup for the Lumberjacks, as Jack Murphy continues to rebuild the program.

There is a nice article on him over at SoCal Recruit Spot:

At 6’3, and possessing near-Point Guard handles, Kris Yanku proves a tough, if not nightmare, match-up for most High School opponents. He’s an accurate passer (particularly on the run) and appears to carry a natural feel for the game. This past season Yanku played for one of California’s top teams (Taft, Woodland Hills) and on multiple occasions led his team in scoring.
He is not an elite athlete, but you don't have to be in the Big Sky to be a very good player. He is a solid defender and competitor, and has the ability to get to the rim off the dribble. He is also drawing praise from some of the biggest names in recruiting, such as Dave Telep.

Josh Gershon of Scout.com has praise as well:

I have been high on head coach Jack Murphy since he was hired by NAU, and it seems that everyone agrees he has been a homerun hire so far. NAU was as bad as you can get last season, but they are slowly turning the ship around. Yanku is another building block as they look to climb back to their spot as annual contenders in the Big Sky.

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