New FAU signee Cavon Baker is just one of five players who signed with the Owls in the late signing period.
Give 'em 5
FAU makes it official by announcing five players who signed with the Owls in the late signing period.
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Owl Access Staff
FAU announced five players signed with the Owls in the late signing period.
In a release, FAU announced the following players signed with the school:
- Cavon Baker: 6-1 G New Hope Academy
- Javier Lacunza: 6-8 F Hudson Falls (N.Y.)
- Devonte Thornton: 6-7 F Marietta (Ga.)-Osborne
- Jackson Trapp: 6-4 G Fishburne Miltary Academy
- Justin Raffington: 6-9 C San Francisco
"This is an outstanding class in terms of quality, size, length and diversity of skill-sets. This group can do a lot of different things," said Jarvis. "I'm really excited about this class and it couldn't have come at a better time."
- Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
- Last school: New Hope (Mary.) Academy
- Position: Guard
- Height: 6-1
- Scouting report: A combo guard, Baker helped New Hope Academy to a 30-4 record and will add depth to the Owls' backcourt.
- Jarvis on Baker: "I hope he will be a prototypical New York point guard, which means he gets after it, competes and knows what it takes to win. He has that New York state of mind and toughness. He's a very athletic and versatile player that can play both guard positions but still has a lot of room for improvement."
- Hometown: Gorraiz, Spain
- Last school: Sagrado Corazon, Puerto Rico
- Position: Forward
- Height: 6-8
- Scouting report: Averaged 13.7 points and 12 rebounds a game while playing at Hudson Falls (New York) high school as a foreign exchange student as a junior. He had a 31 point, 20 rebound performance while at Hudson Falls. He averaged 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists a game as a senior playing in Spain.
- Jarvis on LaCunza: "Javier is a kid we got to know due to Jorge Sanz, our director of basketball operations. He's from Spain, but played a year high school basketball here in America. He brings a European style to the team. He can shoot, dribble and has the potential to be a very dangerous all-around player. He wants to get better and wants to win. He wants to improve on the court in addition to getting a degree."
- Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
- Last school: Marietta-Osborne High School
- Position: Forward
- Height: 6-7
- Scouting report: Averaged 19 points and six rebounds a game as a senior at Marietta-Osborne High School while helping the Cardinals to their first state playoff appearance in a decade.
- Jarvis on Thornton: "DeVonte is Mr. Personality who wants to own his own company someday. He plays really hard and will cause a lot of problems for opponents with his length and height, while still having the ability to play guard. He's a very confident young man, who still needs to get a little stronger. Because there are so many talented kids in the Atlanta area, a lot of them go under-recruited and I think DeVonte is one of those kids."
- Hometown: Orlando
- Last school: Fishburne (Va.) Military Academy
- Position: Guard
- Height: 6-4
- Scouting report: Originally signed with Winthrop, but was released after a coaching change. Trapp will be joining his Fishburne Military Academy teammate Chris Bryant on the Owls' 2012-13 roster. As a senior at Lake Highland Prep, Trapp averaged 12.5 points and 4.1 rebounds while making 37 percent of his three point shots.
- Jarvis on Trapp: "We were fortunate enough to find Jackson while he was playing in prep school alongside Chris (Bryant). He's a very intriguing player in terms of talent. He can handle the ball but has made his name as a shooter in addition to being 6-foot-4. He can play multiple positions, and I think he'll show up ready to play. He's a very good student and we are very high on him."
- Hometown: Bad Krotzingen, Germany
- Last school: University of San Francisco
- Position: Center
- Height: 6-9
- Scouting report: Raffington appeared in 54 games in two seasons at the University of San Francisco, averaging 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in that time. He will be able to practice with the team, but will have to sit out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules and then be able to join the team on the court for the 2013-14 season.
- Jarvis on Raffington: "Justin has a big body, rebounds well and has good skills. He played behind a couple of really good big guys at San Francisco in a system that really didn't fit his style. I saw him play internationally and with his club team, I believe he's going to pleasantly surprise a lot of people. He will be able to compete with and against our big men. He's also a very good student."
- Information provided by FAU Sports Information