Two days before opening the 2016-17 season, the Texas A&M men's basketball program looked to the future with the signing of two four-star recruits and hoping a third is on his way.
Isiah Jasey and T.J. Starks signed letters of intent to play for the Aggies on Wednesday. Savion Flagg is expected to sign with A&M, which would give A&M a Top 25 recruiting class in rivals.com's rankings.
Flagg, a 6-foot-7 forward from Alvin, orally committed to sign with A&M in the middle of September and is the most highly rated among the three recruits. He is ranked 57th nationally by rivals.com and 73rd by ESPN.
A&M secured the 6-foot-9 Jasey to start the day. Jasey played for Sunrise Christian in Wichita, Kansas, after two years at Killeen Ellison.
"Isiah is a guy we've been recruiting for a long time," A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said. "He's coming from one of the top programs in the country in Sunrise Christian, which plays a national schedule. He's got a great ability to rebound above the rim, and his toughness around the basket will make an instant impact on the court for us."
Jasey is a four-star recruit by ESPN and chose A&M over Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas. He played in the Grind Session tournament for Sunrise Christian at Allen Academy in February and had to guard 7-foot Thon Maker, who was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 10 pick of the NBA draft in June.
Starks, a 6-2 point guard, is a four-star recruit from Lancaster, where he led the team to the Class 5A state title last season.
"He's a very physical player who can play at the point or off the ball and can really score by getting into the paint or from the 3-point line," Kennedy said. "He also has a chance to be a great defensive player because of his athleticism and toughness."
Starks averaged 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists as a junior.