Monday, September 17, 2012

Vance Wentz Verbally Commits to Montana State

I got the news late last week that Montana State got into the party for verbal commitments, getting one from 6'4'' G Vance Wentz out of Kansas. By the time he graduates, he will have been a four-year starter at the two guard spot, which could give him a chance to play early, as MSU will have some seniors at that spot.

Wentz is a shooter with tons of range and a quick release. As a sophomore, he averaged 15 ppg on 39%, and was drawing interest reportedly from teams like Missouri State, Belmont, and Northern Colorado. As a junior, he bumped up his average to 16 ppg, while also getting five rebounds and three assists per contest.

There seem to be some concerns about his ability to create his own shot, and that he may be spot-up shooter more than anything else. Still, if he is a good enough shooter, and has a quick enough release, there is no reason he can't be a good college player even if he doesn't develop the ability to create his own shot. It will be interesting to see how that part of his game develops in his senior year.

According to Gidal Kaiser, it sounded like Wentz was sold on the town, the coaching staff, and the guys in place. “It was awesome, just the atmosphere and the support the school gets from all their fans. I love the community of Bozeman, it’s an awesome place."

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