Travis Ford has now assembled a potentially elite group of players that will debut in 2017-18.
One of the greatest years of recruiting that the Saint Louis Billikens have had in a long while only got better on Monday morning, as forward Hasahn French announced his decision to attend SLU next fall.
French, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward from Commonwealth Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts, was also considering Marquette, UMass, and UNLV. He’s originally from Middletown, New York.
French is rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star recruit by Rivals. He sits outside ESPN’s Top 100 but is ranked as the 24th-best power forward in the country by ESPN. Rivals ranks him as the 139th-best player in his recruiting class.
While SLU will pay the price a bit by only having nine scholarship players available for the 2016-17 season, they’ll have a potentially elite group of players set to debut for 2017-18. Travis Ford recruited three transfers from other Division I institutions this past spring–forward D.J. Foreman, formerly of Rutgers, swingman Javon Bess, formerly of Michigan State, and guard Adonys Henriquez, who comes from UCF. The Billikens have also already received a commitment from guard Jordan Goodwin of Althoff High School in Belleville. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder is ranked 57th in ESPN’s Top 100, and he’s considered a four-star prospect by both ESPN and Rivals.