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DePaul Basketball: Blue Demons Pick Up JUCO Forward Greg Sequele

DePaul Head Coach Oliver Purnell
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Jon HancockSenior Analyst INovember 9, 2012

Greg Sequele, a junior college transfer from Los Angeles, Calif., committed to the DePaul Blue Demons late Thursday night, according to Brian Snow of Scout.com. He made his decision after visiting DePaul last weekend.

Sequele picked DePaul over USC and Kansas State.

The 6'8" power forward was originally part of Washington State's 2011 class but was later forced to go to junior college after not meeting NCAA requirements.

Sequele played at the College of Southern Idaho last season where he averaged 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds a game. He will play at Citrus Community College in California this season before heading to DePaul.

Sequele averaged 13.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks as a senior in high school at Ribet Academy.

ESPN.com said of Sequele out of high school:

Sequele is about as athletic as it gets at the four-spot. He can run and jump all game long and he never appears to get tired. He is a swift athlete that is extremely quick off the floor and has great timing around the basket.

DePaul now has two junior college transfers in the 2013 class. Sequele joins 6'10" center Forrest Robinson from South Plains Junior College in Texas.

The Blue Demons also have 4-star guard Billy Garrett from Chicago, Illinois, in the 2013 class.

DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell's decision to go after junior college transfers is very smart. DePaul has six freshman for the 2012-13 season, and mixing in some experienced junior college players will help the Blue Demons have a quality team next year.

Coach Purnell is likely done recruiting for the 2013 class and can now focus completely on the season. The Blue Demons start their season at home Friday night against UC Riverside.

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