Careers & Jobs
Real Estate & Rentals
Full MSN Index
UL Lands Commitment from Local Standout
Cajun Redzone Basketball Writer
Posted Jun 7, 2012
Louisiana coach Bob Marlin received a verbal commitment from a local basketball standout Wednesday. Cajun Redzone has all the details for you on this 2013 guard.
knew for quite a while where he wanted to eventually play college basketball. It was just a matter of when the all-state shooting guard from Comeaux High and 2012 Daily Advertiser All-Acadiana MVP would make it official.
That time finally arrived Wednesday as Register issued a non-binding, verbal commitment to Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns after he and his parents met with coach Bob Marlin.
The 6-foot-2, 160-pound Register is the first public Class of 2013 pledge for the Cajuns.
“My parents and I met with coach Marlin today, and during the meeting I committed to them,” Register said. “Coach Marlin asked me how I felt about UL, and I told him that’s where I would like to go. He said, ‘Well, that is good to hear. I like a guy who knows what he wants.’”
Register intends to sign a binding national letter of intent with the Cajuns during the NCAA’s fall signing period, which is Nov. 14-21. He would be the first signee from a Lafayette school for the Cajuns since Marlin took over the program in March of 2010.
, Robert Morris, Arkansas-Little Rock, Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State also recruited him before he committed to the Cajuns.
“I grew up around the Cajundome, so it’s all I know,” Register said. “It’s a nice environment. I told my parents I’ve wanted to go to UL since my freshman year, and they told me the decision was on me. They just wanted me to get my degree. I know I’m ready for the pressure of playing for the hometown school.”
Register is known as a sharp-shooting guard who can score in bunches.
“I can shoot and jump,” he said. “I’m an athletic shooter.”
As a junior Register averaged 20.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, made the Class 5A all-state second team, was the Daily Advertiser’s All-Acadiana MVP and was the District 3-5A MVP. He led Comeaux to the Class 5A quarterfinals for the second consecutive season.
Register was at his best in the regional round at Westgate as he poured in a game-high 37 points in an 86-82 overtime win.
He said it was a humbling experience to win so many individual awards as a junior.
“It was a fun season,” Register said. “I couldn’t play my freshman year because I lived out of zone. I was coming off the bench my sophomore year and really just got to shoot the ball. Junior year I was able to start and score all of those points. Like I said, it was a lot of fun.”
Register said he felt comfortable with coach Marlin and liked knowing that he’d have a chance to play immediately when he joins the team for the 2013-14 season.
“Coach Marlin has a good program, plus I like the fact he’s one of those coaches who doesn’t care if you’re a freshman or senior,” Register said. “He’s going to play whoever is the best player. I like that, and I like that he’s an old-school coach. I’m more comfortable with a coach like that.”
Register is playing AAU ball this summer for the Louisiana Bayou Flames. Now that his college decision is out of the way, he’s focused on becoming a better player.
“I made the early decision so I could focus on my senior year instead of where I’m going to go to college,” Register said. “I’m working on improving my ball handling and trying to win a state title this season. Once I get to UL, I want to win some championships.”
Register intends to keep his word and stick with his verbal commitment to the Cajuns.
“I’m going to sign in November,” Register said. “Once I made this commitment, I’m not going to change my mind. I’m not going anywhere else.”
You can follow Josh Parrott on twitter here: Twitter.com/JoshuaParrott
UL Mens Basketball Signs Two
Nov 15, 2012
Cajuns Basketball Adds Another Signee
Jun 6, 2012
Barnett Signs With Cajuns
May 5, 2012
2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook
with an annual Total Access Pass
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from CajunRedZone.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a
list of all Team Newsletters
Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to
View My HotList
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to
Basketball > Arkansas-Little Rock > Recruiting
Basketball > Louisiana-Lafayette > Recruiting
View My HotList
Copyright © 2014 Scout.com.
All rights reserved.
Terms of Service
Junior College Football
Advertise on MSN
About our ads
© 2014 Microsoft