Dayton (Texas) High School combo guard Henry Dugat had narrowed his list of schools down to Baylor and Texas early in the recruiting process and seemingly was torn between the two Big 12 programs.
Last night, Dugat, 6-foot, 160-pounds, ended the speculation when he called the Baylor staff and committed to the Bears.
“Henry called and committed to Coach (Scott) Drew and Baylor last night,” Houston Select head coach David Salinas said. “I’ve been coaching AAU basketball for 14 years and he is the best combo guard I’ve ever had and we’ve had some great ones.
“Henry is a great athlete who is a gym rat. He loves to play and work on his game and the strides he has made have been impressive. He puts in the work and it shows. Also, he’s easy to coach and picks up new things very quickly.”
Salinas predicts big things for Dugat while he is in Waco.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he went there and became an instant impact player and starter,” Salinas said. “The opportunity is there and he’ll make the most of it. Baylor is a good fit for him and that staff is doing a good job of rebuilding their program.
“When all is said and done he will be one of the most heralded players to come out of the Baylor program.”
Staying close to home played a large part of Dugat’s final decision.
“He has a great family who helped guide him through the recruiting process and I know he wanted to be close to his parents so that they would have the opportunity to see him play in college.
“Equally impressive about Henry is how humble he is. He had invitations to all the shoe camps and NBA players camp but he didn’t see the point since he had the offers he wanted. He’s not worried about rankings.”
Last season Dugat, who is rated the No. 83 prospect by Rivals.com, averaged 29 points per contest.