Coaches, players and fans react to VCU’s back-to-back commitments on Twitter

Men's basketball secured the commitment of two class of 2020 recruits, Jamir Watkins and Mikeal Brown-Jones Friday, leaving social media buzzing. CT file photo

Noah Fleischman, Sports Editor

Coach Mike Rhoades and the men’s basketball coaching staff picked up two class of 2020 commitments Friday, 3-star forwards Jamir Watkins and Mikeal Brown-Jones. 

The two commitments social media buzzing.

The Announcements

The Reactions

Rhoades, players and fans had a lot to say.

VCU Basketball’s official account:

Assistant coach Brent Scott:

Assistant coach Jamal Brunt:

Brunt seemed to be a fan of the news.

Assistant coach J.D. Byers:

Freshman guard Nah’shon Hyland on Instagram:

Senior forward Mike’l Simms — the self-described “closer” — showed the recruits around campus during their official visits …

… and Rhoades took notice.

The Analytical

With two commitments on the same day, members of the media, both local and national, took notice.


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