SMU needed frontcourt help going into the 2016-17 season and thought they might have found some among the Class of 2016 verbal commitments. It now appears they’ll still be looking.
Reports are the Mustangs will lose out on four-star power forward Ted Kapita, who was seen on North Carolina State’s campus on Friday. It’s said that he’s no longer officially committed to SMU.
Kapita, a native of Congo, completed a year of prep school at DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida. He originally signed with Arkansas last year, but didn’t qualify because of a low ACT score. The 6’9, 240-pound Kapita was ranked as the No.1 power forward in the country.
Kapita was expected to step in and help after the loss of Markus Kennedy and Jordan Tolbert to graduation. SMU finished last season with a 25-5 record, but was placed on a postseason ban by the NCAA due to multiple violations, including academic fraud and unethical conduct.
Written by C. James