More on Josh Huestis’s commit to Stanford

huestis3News of Josh Huestis’s commit to Stanford is all over the net today, being reported by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and countless other web sites and it should spread further as the day continues. While the local Palo Alto papers have some short blurbs about Josh’s signing I have not seen any from the local papers, but again they should come later today or tomorrow.

ESPN had a nice short little article on Josh’s signing that I thought was the best of what I have read so far. ESPN also gives Josh a rating of 90. Although I am look forward to see what the Great Fall Tribune has to write on the subject, and hopefully also get a few nice quotes from Josh.

Here is what ESPN had to say”


Top 50 power forward Josh Huestis gave Stanford a verbal commitment on Thursday, according to multiple sources.

Huestis, ranked No. 49 at his position in the Class of 2010, chose the Cardinal over Harvard and at one point was considering USC, Oregon State and Colorado.

A huge summer vaulted the Montana native up the rankings, according to ESPN.com’s Joel Francisco.

“Josh exploded onto the summer scene with his production at various tournaments and camps. He opened many coaches eyes with his impressive frame and athleticism.”

Huestis would best be described as a combo forward right now, Francisco noted.

“He has some solid physical qualities, but he’s somewhat of a ‘tweener at this stage. He’s got a ‘wing-type’ frame, but his skills translate more to the power forward position.

“He’s very active around the rim and has a soft shooting touch out to the stripe. In addition, he handles the ball well in transition and is able to slash his way to the rim,” Francisco added.

“Josh plays with purpose in mind and has a fair amount of savvy for this game. if he can extend his shooting touch and polish his ball handling against pressure he should be a solid recruit for the Cardinal.”

Huestis is the fifth 2010 commitment for head coach Johnny Dawkins and his staff. He joins ESPNU 100 recruits Dwight Powell (Toront, Ont./IMG Academy) and Anthony Brown (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View H.S.) along with John Gage (Vashon, Wash./Vashon Island H.S.) and Aaron Bright (Issaquah, Wash./Issaquah H.S.).

What is also very interesting is how the different services/site have Josh rated. He seems to be a little bit all over the board, but I think this is because many people did not have any idea who Josh was prior to this summer. Quite frankly, many of the folks who do the ratings for these services have not had that many chances to see Josh so are not comfortable rating him.

I think it is also quite telling that among all of the high profile programs that were trying to get Josh to join their clubs, that when it came down to it, Josh was chosing between Stanford and Harvard. Maybe not two of the high profile basketball clubs as they now stand, but two programs that are looking to be on the rise as well as two schools at the very highest end of the academic scale among the division one programs.

I want to congratulate Josh on his selection of Stanford and wish him the best of luck there and for the coming season.

Here are some links:

Stanford Daily – BRIEF: Montana’s top high school player commits to Stanford

Examiner – Stanford picks up fifth commitment for 2010

ESPN – Stanford lands 5th recruit

Rivals.com – Stanford adds 5th recruit (subscription required)

Scout.com – Huestis to the Pac-10 (subscription required)


1 Response to “More on Josh Huestis’s commit to Stanford”

  1. 1 quincey hodges
    October 30, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    stanford got a good pick up in my nephew. I see his biological fathers(my brother poncho hodges) working with him this summer, getting him a trainer and getting him on a AAU team that helped him get noticed really helped. now he can focus on taking his highschool to another title

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

October 2009
« Sep   Nov »

Mslacat on Twitter

RSS Binford’s Blog

  • CHAMPIONSHIPS November 18, 2014
    This past weekend we opened up at Boise State, my Alma Mater, where they had an Alumni Reunion and recognized our 1993-94 Big Sky Champion Team who was also nationally ranked. What an amazing season that was, and what an fantastic experience to be a part of. Although our Bobcats didn't win that night, it was a nice distraction to have dinner after the g […]
    noreply@blogger.com (Coach Binford)

RSS Coach Scanson’s BLOG

  • To whom this may concern... August 6, 2010
    I am talking to you Dan Muscatell. I am talking to all of you on twitter begging me for more blog. I know you missed me, little did I know that you were craving more blog. I put it on the to-do list and then moved it straight to the top.Montana Coaches Association - 2010 ClinicThis event gets better every year for me. It's not that the speakers are any […]
    Coach Scanson

RSS TW Courtside

  • Stock Watch: Week One November 18, 2009
    I’m back! Now that the season has started it’s time to fire TW Courtside back up for another season. Things look a whole lot different in the Big Sky this year, thanks to graduation. This will be an exciting year!This past week we finally got a chance to see all of the Big Sky teams in action. Albeit, it is always tough to gauge teams at this point because m […]

RSS MSU – Volleyball Blog

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS The Cat-Griz Insider

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Montana Recruiting News

  • Carroll College track and field signs 30, including 17 Montanans - MontanaSports June 24, 2017
    MontanaSportsCarroll College track and field signs 30, including 17 MontanansMontanaSports“We are very proud of our recruiting efforts; we have some of the best incoming athletes in the state of Montana and around the Pacific Northwest. We see an ... “Nikki brings a stellar record both on the basketball court and in the throwing circle ...and more »
  • Montana State names Casey Fox Senior Associate AD - MontanaSports June 24, 2017
    MontanaSportsMontana State names Casey Fox Senior Associate ADMontanaSportsBOZEMAN – Casey Fox, who has risen to progressively greater levels of responsibility in his 11 years at Washington State University, has become Montana State's Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development, Bobcat Director of Athletics Leon ...
  • UH adds basketball recruit from California - Honolulu Star-Advertiser June 13, 2017
    UH adds basketball recruit from CaliforniaHonolulu Star-AdvertiserJustin Hemsley, a 6-foot, 6-inch wing player from California, tweeted his commitment to the University of Hawaii men's basketball team this morning. Hemsley, who attended Damien High in LaVerne, Calif., tweeted, “EXTREMELY excited to announce that I've ...
  • Montana State's Fennelly promoted to assistant coach - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle June 17, 2017
    The Bozeman Daily ChronicleMontana State's Fennelly promoted to assistant coachThe Bozeman Daily Chronicle“When all our guys come back (this month), it'll be definitely time to get in a different mode, work guys out, get on the phones for recruiting and get back with my recruiting contacts, kind of transition into that role,” Fennelly said. “Away f […]
  • A father-son bond leads recruit to Michigan State commitment - NBCSports.com June 20, 2017
    NBCSports.comA father-son bond leads recruit to Michigan State commitmentNBCSports.comHe was a no-name recruit that played a year at Montana before quitting basketball, trying track and football, transferring to an NAIA program and, eventually, winding up dominating the Big Sky for Eastern Washington. He's a physical specimen that ...and more »


  • 389,221

%d bloggers like this: