Nevada Signs Big Men Hymes and Lee

Nevada Signs Big Men Hymes and Lee

Nevada basketball has made two big additions today as high school seniors K.J. Hymes and Vincent Lee have officially signed their national letters of intent to join the Wolf Pack for the 2018-19 season.

Head coach Eric Musselman lit up when talking about the two young big men, “We are so excited about adding K.J. and Vincent to the Pack family, both as players as well as people. They fit perfectly into our culture and we can’t wait to start working with them next summer.”

Hymes, a 6’11 big man, is a four-star big man from Phoenix, Arizona who is ranked as the 45th power forward prospect by 247 Sports. He had 12 offers before committing to Nevada, including offers from Georgia Tech, Clemson, St. Johns, Arizona St., Washington and several others. He played for Phoenix St. Mary’s last season before transferring to national powerhouse Phoenix Hillcrest Prep for the start of the upcoming season.

Hymes averaged 17 points and 8 rebounds last season for Phoenix St. Mary’s and was named a second-team All-4A Conference honoree for his efforts. Known for his versatility, Hymes will be able to stretch the floor in addition to manning the paint, continuing the ongoing theme of players who can play multiple positions for the Wolf Pack.

The 6’8 Vincent Lee, a three-star will join Hymes in the frontcourt next season and expects to function as the perfect complement due to his propensity to operate in the paint. Hailing from Midlothian, Texas, Lee broke out at the Pangos All-American Camp where his stock exploded resulting in offers that included TCU, BYU, Wichita State, San Diego State, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Iowa State, and Colorado.

Lee averaged 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds last season for Midlothian High. Prior to transferring to Midlothian, Lee played at Paul VI High School in Fairfax, VA. He will play his senior season at Midlothian Heritage High School.

“Not only do both players fit the positional needs of our program going forward, but I cannot say enough about what incredible young men they are,” Musselman said, “throughout the entire recruiting process, both families were incredible and that reflects in the character of both K.J. and Vincent”

“The entire staff, John Jones, Gus Argenal, and Anthony Ruta have done a tremendous job on the recruiting trail this year and you can see the results in getting both K.J. and Vincent to Nevada. Our current staff continues to be aggressive within the high school recruiting market and continues to find impact players that fit our culture such as current players Lindsey Drew and Josh Hall as well as former star Cam Oliver, all commits from high school.”