Fri. Sep 29th, 2023

NBA Academy Latin America is exhibiting its chops as a house for elite prospects all through the Central and South Americas. Eduardo Klafke, a 17-year-old Brazilian level guard who performs on the academy, has dedicated to Ole Miss, ESPN reported.

Klafke is Ole Miss’ third dedication within the class of 2024. The Rebels are leaning into new recruiting avenues, as not one of the three play for conventional United States excessive faculties: Jason Jackson and John Bol are each with Additional time Elite, whereas Klafke is from Brazil.

Who is that this new Ole Miss recruit?

A bit is understood about Klafke, who’s described by analysts together with Jonathan Givony as a sharpshooter. The averaged 8.6 factors, 4 rebounds, two assists and two steals per sport over seven video games within the 2023 FIBA U19 World Cup, in line with 247Sports. The recruiting website described him as a “notable standout” on the NBA Basketball With out Boarders International Camp in Utah in the course of the NBA all-star break.

Within the 2022 U18 Americas Championship, he averaged 13.5 factors, 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals whereas capturing 42% from the ground and 45% from 3, per 247Sports.

In response to the Clarion Ledger, sources disagree on Klafke’s top. 247Sports and the FIBA basketball web page each record him at 6-foot-1 however On3 has him at 6-foot-3 and the NBA Academy says he’s a whopping 6-foot-5.

Klafke had affords from Creighton and Xavier along with Ole Miss. He has but to obtain any stars on the 247Sports rankings.

The Brazilian will assist try and construct Ole Miss males’s basketball again up when he begins on the faculty in a yr. The Rebels have been beneath .500 in each of the final two years and haven’t had an NCAA Males’s Basketball Event since 2019.

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