ARIZONA STATE BASKETBALL

Four-star big man Uros Plavsic signs with Arizona State

Apr 26, 2018, 1:43 PM | Updated: 1:49 pm
(Twitter Photo/@SunDevilHoops)...
(Twitter Photo/@SunDevilHoops)
(Twitter Photo/@SunDevilHoops)

Head coach Bobby Hurley’s third recruiting class at Arizona State was already among the best in program history. Now, it is among the best in the nation.

On Thursday, four-star prospect Uros Plavsic signed his national letter of intent with ASU. The move gives the Sun Devils some much-needed size as well as a fourth recruit of at least four stars in Hurley’s 2018 class.

Initially committed to Cleveland State, Plavsic reopened his recruitment on March 30. After Hurley met with him at his high school on April 13, the 7-foot-1 center took an official visit to ASU on Tuesday before signing.

Given his size, soft touch around the basket and good hands, it is safe to assume that Plavsic will compete for playing time as a freshman. Forwards Romello White and De’Quon Lake are back for ASU but Plavsic brings legitimate size to the Sun Devils for the first time in the Hurley era.

With the addition of Plavsic, ASU currently has the No. 8 recruiting class nationally according to 247sports.com as well as the No. 3 class in the Pac-12. Among the other incoming freshmen are guards Luguentz Dort and Elias Valtonen and forward Taeshon Cherry.

Arizona State Basketball

Arizona State guard Shannon Evans II (11) celebrates with the cheering crowd after a making basket ...
Wills Rice

ESPN’s Gasaway: ASU, Arizona’s best basketball transfers wins

ESPN’s John Gasaway took a stab at what he thought to be the best transfers in and out of each basketball program in Pac-12 history.
1 day ago
Pac-12 logo on the field during the NCAAF game at Sun Devil Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tempe, ...
Associated Press

Pac-12 Conference suffers 36% decrease in revenue in 2020-21

The Pac-12 suffered a 36% decrease in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year due to pandemic-related cancellations in football and basketball.
8 days ago
Frankie Collins #10 of the Michigan Wolverines drives to the basket against Fatts Russell #4 of the...
Arizona Sports

Arizona State lands Michigan transfer, former 4-star recruit Frankie Collins

Point guard Frankie Collins will transfer to Arizona State after playing one season at Michigan, he announced on Twitter.
24 days ago
Jay Heath #5 of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts after scoring a three pointer during the second...
Arizona Sports

Former Sun Devil G Jay Heath transfers to Georgetown

ASU basketball's second-leading scorer from last season, Jay Heath, is transferring to Georgetown, the school announced Saturday morning.
28 days ago
NCAA president Mark Emmert listens during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee h...
Associated Press

NCAA President Mark Emmert to step down no later than 2023

NCAA Board of Governors Chairman John DeGioia announced the move Tuesday and said it was by mutual agreement.
1 month ago
Arizona State Sun Devils fans and cheerleaders raise their arms during the team's game against the ...
Arizona Sports

ASU and SMU basketball reschedule home-and-home series

Arizona State and Southern Methodist basketball rescheduled a home-and-home series with the first game next season in Dallas.
1 month ago
Four-star big man Uros Plavsic signs with Arizona State