Texas A&M secured its backcourt of the future today with the commitments of Seagoville (Texas) High School teammates Derrick Roland and Donald Sloan. Both combo guards had other high major offers, but Texas A&M was the only school to offer both guards.
"Donald and Derrick committed to Texas A&M today," said Seagoville coach Robert Allen. "They will do great there. The reason why is that Texas A&M plays exactly the way we do even down to the drills they run.
"Both of them thought A&M was the perfect fit. They were really impressed with the academics and the excellent employment opportunities they will have when they graduate."
Last season Roland, 6-foot-4, 185-pounds, averaged 22 points per game, and Sloan, 6-foot-2, 170-pounds, averaged 18 points per game for 33-3 Seagoville.
Roland, the No. 81 ranked player in the Rivals150, was also considering offers from Arizona State and UNLV.
"Derrick can play either guard spot," said Coach Allen. "He sees the floor well and is an excellent rebounder. He jumps out of the gym and can light it up."
Sloan, the No. 141 ranked player in the Rivals150, was considering offers from SMU and Oklahoma.
"Donald is a fine young man who can play either guard position equally well," said Allen. "He shoots well or can get by his man on the dribble. Defensively he will shut his man down."