Boise State Boise State men's basketball gets commit from College of Southern Idaho guard Montigo Alford

Posted by Dave Southorn on May 13, 2014 

Boise State men's basketball coach Leon Rice talks about the signing of Pratt (Kan.) Community College center Kevin Allen on April 22, 2014.

IDAHO STATESMAN

— The Boise State men's basketball team has received a verbal commitment from College of Southern Idaho guard Montigo Alford. A source confirmed his commitment Thursday evening, and Alford himself confirmed via text message just before midnight.

Alford (5-9, 165) averaged 15.1 points and 3.8 assists per game while shooting 44.2 percent from 3-point range for the Golden Eagles last season as a redshirt sophomore. He scored 10.9 ppg in 2012-13 and redshirted in 2011-12. Alford visited Washington State earlier this week and reportedly had interest from Colorado State, Nebraska and Southern Miss. He will be a redshirt junior next season, giving him two seasons of eligibility.

With Alford's commitment and the commitment of 6-11 Texas high schooler Zach Haney on Tuesday, the Broncos are projected to be at the scholarship limit of 13 next season. Three seniors graduated, and the school announced Wednesday that sophomore Edmunds Dukulis and redshirt freshman Joey Nebeker were not returning next season. Alford and Haney are expected to officially sign early next week.

In recent seasons, Boise State has picked up impact transfers from the College of Southern Idaho in Kenny Buckner, Reggie Larry and Daequon Montreal. Alford attended Summit High in Fontana, Calif., where he was a high school football teammate of current Boise State cornerback Donte Deayon. Between his junior and senior years of high school, Alford ran for nearly 2,250 yards and 30 touchdowns as a running back.

Here is the current roster breakdown by class:
Seniors


G/F Anthony Drmic
 (6-6, 196)
G Derrick Marks
 (6-3, 206)
G Igor Hadziomerovic
 (6-4, 202)
G Joe Hanstad (6-4, 193)

F Jake Ness (6-8, 214)*

G Robert Heyer (6-3, 207)*


Juniors

G Mikey Thompson (6-3, 167)

C Kevin Allen
 (6-10, 240)
G Montigo Alford (5-9, 165)+

Sophomores

F James Webb III (6-8, 185)

F Nick Duncan (6-8, 241)

G Dezmyn Trent
 (6-4, 201)

Freshmen

C/F David Wacker
 (6-9, 230)
G/F Chandler Hutchison (6-7, 185)
C/F Zach Haney (6-11, 222)+
G Chris Nealey (6-2, 191)*

*-denotes walk-on
+-denotes verbal commitment

Note: Wacker and Hutchison signed in November. Allen signed on Tuesday, while Alford and Haney are expected to sign in the next few days.

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