Just three days after 2018 signee Ibrahim Ali de-committed from Baylor, the Bears have found a replacement. Junior college guard Devonte Bandoo signed with the Bears on Monday, making him Scott Drew’s seventh addition to the program this offseason.
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A 6-foot-3 guard from Toronto, Bandoo spent the last two seasons at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas and had received significant Power 5 interest. Bandoo signed with Baylor over heavy challenges from Minnesota, South Carolina and Kansas State.
Bandoo averaged 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game last season at the JUCO level. He also impressed with his 3-point shooting, hitting 43.8 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.
Bandoo replaces Ali as the fourth member of Baylor’s 2018 signing class. The Bears already have one junior college shooting guard in the class in Palm Beach State College’s Darius Allen. They join 4-star forward Matthew Mayer and 6-foot-9 center Flo Thamba.
Coach Scott Drew also added other transfers to the mix. Yale grad transfer Makai Mason, an All-Ivy League selection two seasons ago, will be eligible to play next season. Drew also added former Auburn guard Davion Mitchell and UNC Asheville’s Macio Teague, both of whom will sit out next season.
Baylor still has one scholarship left to fill for the 2017-18 season.