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Cajuns land top in-state recruit

Posted at 8:02 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 23:49:12-05

LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball coach Bob Marlin announced on Wednesday the addition of three players, including the No. 1-rated high school prospect in the state of Louisiana, to a National Letter of Intent for the 2019-20 season.

Inking with the Ragin’ Cajuns on the first day of the National Signing Period are combo guard Mylik Wilson (Rayville, La./Rayville HS), guard Javonne Lowery (Pearland, Texas/Pearland HS) and forward Chris Spenkuch (Miami, Fla./Miami Norland HS).

“We’re very excited to add three young men to our Ragin’ Cajuns basketball family,” Marlin said. “All three of them bring length, athleticism and great academics to our program. We look forward to having them join our program and contribute immediately.”

Wilson, a four-star prospect and the No. 1-ranked player by, averaged 18 points, five rebounds and eight assists as a junior, leading Rayville HS to a perfect 36-0 record. The 2018 Class 2A Player of the Year played summer basketball on the EYBL circuit for Woodz Elite where he averaged 12 points and three rebounds per game.

“Mylik is an athletic combo guard with a great wing span and is the top-ranked player in the 2019 class,” Marlin said. “He is disruptive on defense, rebounds at a high level and can score in a variety of ways.”

Lowery, a 6-foot-4 guard, averaged 14 points, five rebounds and two assists as a junior at Pearland High School. Lowrey played summer basketball for Basketball University on the Adidas Gold Gauntlet circuit, averaging 10 points per game while shooting 45-percent from behind the 3-point line.

“Javonne is a great definition of a student-athlete,” Marlin said. “He’s a highly athletic win from the Houston area with versatility and a proven record of being an excellent student. His ability to shoot the ball and defend at a high level is something we look forward to mixing in with our group. We are excited about his upside as a player and welcome him to our family.”

Spenkuch, who was named the District 15-7A Preseason Player of the Year, averaged 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds at Miami Norland High School.

“Chris is a left-handed combo forward, who has good ball skills, runs the floor well and is a good finisher on the break,” Marlin said. “He is a very good passer and is an excellent student who turned down some offers from the Ivy League. He has a very high basketball IQ – similar to Bryce Washington – and has athleticism reminiscent of (current Ragin’ Cajun) JaKeenan Gant. We look forward to having him in our basketball family.”