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Coveted Point Guard Tyger Campbell Commits to DePaul

TYGER CAMPBELL

La Lumiere (IN) 2019 five-star point guard Tyger Campbell has committed to Dave Leitao and the DePaul Blue Demons, per his Twitter account. As was reported prior by D1Vision, Campbell was working towards moving into the 2018 class. That move is expected to occur.

Campbell, who played under newly hired DePaul assistant coach Shane Heirman at La Lumiere, was considered a Michigan State lean until just recently. Campbell had taken multiple unofficial visits to East Lansing, but a recent report indicated the Spartans had cooled on their recruitment of the ultra talented point guard.

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao and assistant Shane Heirman still have their eyes clearly focused on an even bigger prize in McDonald’s All-American and 2017 five-star uncommitted wing Brian Bowen.

Prior to Heirman’s hiring, Michigan State, Arizona and Creighton appeared to be the three serious contenders for Bowen’s services. That has changed since the former La Lumiere coach headed to Chicago.

DePaul now holds the lead in the 247Sports CrystalBall for Brian Bowen with 35% of the 20 votes cast. Bowen would be a huge get for the Blue Demons. His commitment would move DePaul up 40 spots on the 247Sports 2017 Class rankings, from number 72 to number 32.

Despite the move, DePaul isn’t a lock yet. Reports surfaced late Monday that brian Bowen was on an unofficial visit to Oregon. Bowen has utilized all five official visits, so the five-star had to pay for this one out of his own pocket.

The unofficial could be a great sign for Dana Altman. One would think if DePaul was a lock, Bowen wouldn’t pay for a trip out of his own pocket. The trip came just two days after Bowen played in the BallIsLife All-American game in California.

Despite Bowen’s ultimate decision, the hiring of Shane Heirman has already paid off in the form of Tyger Campbell. Whether a member of the 2018 or 2019 class, Campbell is one of the top point guards in the country.

Campbell is the number 25 ranked player in the 2019 class and the number 6 point guard.

 

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