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Nevada adds former Arizona State commit Lindsey Drew

Drew is Eric Musselman's second verbal pledge and will play for the Wolf Pack this season.

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The Nevada Wolf Pack basketball program picked a commitment from one-time Arizona State commit Lindsey Drew, per Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Drew is the son of former NBA head coach Larry Drew and Lindsey is the youngest of his three sons. Larry II plays for the Philadelphia 76ers and Landon plays for Cal State Northridge. Lindsey is the fourth ranked point guard in the state of California according to Scout and is rated as a three-star prospect.

A 6-3 point guard from Los Angeles, Drew played high school basketball at Fairfax High where he averaged 13 points, eight rebounds and six assist and was name city section player of the year last year and led Fairfax to a 32-3 record. Drew committed to Arizona State in December but de-commited in March when the Sun Devils fired head coach Herb Sendek in March and reopened his recruitment as he fielded offers from UTEP, Saint Mary's, Long Beach State, Tulsa, Oregon State, USC and California.

Drew's head coach at Fairfax, Harvey Kitani, had some glowing things to say about Lindsey Drew: "He's a good basketball player. He knows how to play the game and has a great feel for the game.

Kitani said that at Nevada, Drew will "step in and be a valuable contributor right away because he knows how to play and will help the team play to its potential."

Drew will be able to provide immediate help to a Wolf Pack back court that struggled last season on offense. Drew will be joined by incumbent point guards Marqueze Coleman and Eric Cooper Jr., and also returning in the Nevada back court will be D.J. Fenner, Tyron Criswell and Stelios Papafloratos.

This is  head coach Eric Musselman's second verbal commitment since he became the Wolf Pack head coach back in late March. Musselman picked up a verbal commitment from Missouri State transfer Marcus Marshall a few weeks ago but due to NCAA transfer rules, Marshall has to sit out this season.

Unlike Marshall, Lindsey Drew can start in 2015-16 and can be a contributor in the Wolf Pack's return to relevance.