Freeman, who led Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev. to a 35-1 record last season, was granted a release from his letter of intent with UCLA after the Bruins changed coaches in March. He opted today to join a five-member Baylor class that is ranked No. 13 nationally by ESPN.com and No. 15 by 247Sports.com.
Baylor coach Scott Drew said Freeman, ranked as the nation’s No. 15 guard recruit by Scout.com, is “a very versatile player who can do a lot of things well” as both a scorer and defender. He joins Kenny Cherry, a point guard who excelled in the junior college ranks, as the primary backcourt members of the Bears’ signing class.
Baylor return three starters from last year’s 23-14 team that won the NIT Championship, including two All-Big 12 players in the frontcourt: forward Cory Jefferson and center Isaiah Austin, an Arlington Grace Prep graduate.
_ Jimmy Burch