Men's Basketball signs quartet to National Letters of Intent
Nov. 16, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas - Four high school basketball standouts have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball next season at The University of Texas, head coach Rick Barnes announced Wednesday.
"Our entire staff is really excited about this class as they truly fill needs in our program," said Texas coach Rick Barnes. "All are outstanding basketball players. More importantly, they are all outstanding people who come from solid families, high school coaches and AAU coaches. They all will be excellent student-athletes here at The University of Texas."
"We again targeted the state of Texas first for its best players, and we found them with Prince and Connor," Barnes continued. "And our school's calling card also allowed us to recruit nationally and internationally with Javan and Papi. When you combine this year's group of current freshmen and add this class, we believe the pieces fit."
Felix [full name pronounced as: jah-VAHN fil-LEEKS], a point guard at St. Augustine High School who plays under coach Clifford Barthe, is ranked as the No. 70 prospect in the nation and the No. 9 point guard nationally by ESPN. Felix, the 2011 Louisiana 5A Player of the Year as a junior, averaged 13.5 points, five assists and three steals per game while leading St. Augustine to a 31-6 record and the Louisiana 5A state title.
Ibeh [last name pronounced as: E-bay], a forward/center from Naaman Forest High School who plays under coach Jeff Clarkson, is ranked as the No. 54 prospect in the nation and the No. 10 center nationally by Rivals.com. Ibeh averaged 6.5 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.2 blocks per game as a junior.
Lammert [last name pronounced as: LAMM-irt], a forward from Churchill High School who plays under coach Tim Woods, averaged 10 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two assists per game while leading Churchill to a 31-6 record as a junior. Lammert shot 56 percent from the field last season and converted 41 percent (14-of-34) of his three-point field goal attempts.
A native of Greece, Papapetrou [full name pronounced as: yo-ON-nis pa-pa-PAY-troo] is a forward from Florida Air Academy who plays under coach Aubin Goporo. Papapetrou is ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com. He led all of Brevard County (Fla.) in scoring at 22 points per game during his junior season.2012-13 Texas Basketball Recruiting Class
Name Yr Pos Ht Wt Hometown (Previous School) Javan Felix Fr. G 5-11 190 New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS) Prince Ibeh Fr. F/C 6-11 230 Garland, Texas (Naaman Forest HS) Connor Lammert Fr. F 6-9 215 San Antonio, Texas (Churchill HS) Ioannis Papapetrou Fr. F 6-8 220 Melbourne, Fla. (Florida Air Academy)