The weekend's events at the first session of the EYBL provided plenty of action and news. However, it was just a prelude to a flurry of action on the junior college scene as Pierre Jackson, Stan Simpson and Sam Grooms all picked high major programs Sunday evening.
During March, Jackson was watched closely by the Baylor staff during the junior college national tournament. That persistence paid off on Sunday night when he committed during an official visit.
An athletic and competitive 5-foot-10 point guard from the College of Southern Idaho, Jackson selected the Bears over Creighton, a program he visited right before making his way to Waco for a visit.
Moving a little bit North in the Big 12, Lon Kruger scored his first recruit as the head man of Oklahoma's program.
Just like Scott Drew at Baylor, Kruger landed the point guard he needed when Sam Groomsvselected the Sooners.
Well-traveled on the high school level, the 6-foot-1 Grooms found his groove under the direction of Jake Headrick at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla. where he was among the juco ranks top point guards.
Finally, Josh Pastner and Memphis had been on the prowl for a big man with length and athleticism. Both are things that Stan Simpson brings to the table.
A Chicago native who originally signed with Illinois and spend two years in the Illini program, Simpson had a solid year at John A. Logan College in Illinois. He runs the floor, is a capable rebounder and should give Memphis added experience on the interior.