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South Florida lands commitment from 6-foot-8 forward

South Florida Antigua Basketball

Univ. of South Florida’s new head men’s basketball coach Orlando Antigua (center) is congratulated by USF’s head football coach Willie Taggart and USF President Judy Genshaft Tuesday after a press conference to introduce Antigua. (AP Photo, Andy Jones/Tampa Tribune). OUTS: ST. Petersburg (Tampa Bay Times); Lakeland; Bradenton; Sarasota, Winter Haven; MAGS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WTSP CH 10 OUT; WFTS CH 28 OUT; WTVT CH 13 OUT; BAYNEWS 9; Online OUT.


An unofficial visit led to South Florida’s second commitment in the Class of 2015.

Russ Wood of Rivals, reported that Arlington Country Day (Florida) 2015 forward Tulio Da Silva gave his verbal commitment to first-year head coach Orlando Antigua. The 6-foot-8 joins three-star power forward Luis Santos in Antigua’s inaugural recruiting class.

That class will also include former Maryland guard Roddy Peters who is sitting out this season per NCAA transfer rules.

In June, Da Silva appeared in the FIBA U18 Americas Championships in Colorado Springs. He averaged 6.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game. Later in the summer, he played in the Nike Global Challenge in Chicago, posting averages of 7.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.2 blocks a contest in the four-game showcase.

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