The Loyola men’s basketball team picked up a commitment from the high school class of 2020 Monday morning — and might have solidified its 2020 recruiting class in the process.
Baylor Hebb, a 6-foot-1 guard from Colleyville, Texas, announced his commitment to Loyola on Twitter. Hebb took his official visit to Loyola this past weekend and is listed as a three-star recruit on Rivals.com, a well-known recruiting website run by Yahoo Sports. Rivals also ranked him the 38th-best shooting guard prospect in the nation.
— BaylorHebb (@BaylorHebb) September 9, 2019
Hebb chose Loyola over two of the Ramblers’ Missouri Valley Conference foes: Drake University and Valparaiso University. He also received an offer from high-major schools Baylor University and Saint Louis University, according to Rivals.
Once Hebb signs his National Letter of Intent (NLI) Nov. 13, Loyola won’t have any scholarship spots available for the 2020-21 season. In 2018, the NCAA reported an average of 1.8 players transferred between four-year schools, meaning Loyola could pick up another scholarship spot if anyone decides to transfer after the 2019-20 season.
Per NCAA policy, Loyola head coach Porter Moser can’t comment until Hebb signs his NLI. Hebb couldn’t be reached for comment at the time of publication.