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JC All-American Sai Tummala to Arizona State

JC All-American Sai Tummala to Arizona State

The Arizona State Sun Devils landed the third member of their 2013 recruiting class on Thursday, as 6′-6″ small forward Sai Tummala of Salt Lake CC pledged to the program, according to a release from Salt Lake CC. Tummala will be returning home, as he is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. Tummala previously starred at Brophy Prep (AZ), while in high school.

Tummala had a terrific freshman season at Salt Lake CC, as he was a selected as a Third Team All-American, and a First Team All-Region player this season, his only at Salt Lake CC. Importantly, his squad had a strong season as well, of which Tummala was a big part.

Additionally, he went to Michigan originally and redshirted.

During his only season in junior college, Tummala scored 14.8 points per game, and snagged 5.9 rebounds. He shot 50% from the field, and 40% from beyond the arc. He reportedly had scholarship offers from a long list of programs, which included the Texas Longhorns, Minnesota Gophers, Georgia Bulldogs, Pittsburgh Panthers and BYU.

The Sun Devils now have Tummala, guard Chance Murray and forward Egor Koulechov headed in to the program for next year. Tummala can reasonably expect to have a role a team next year that should be the Jahii Carson show all year long. Carson recently announced he was returning to Arizona State, after a stellar freshman season saw him flirting with the NBA Draft.

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About Kellon Hassenstab

Kellon Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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