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Utah Basketball picks up forward Chris Seeley for 2016 roster

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Larry K

Among all of the football news that is coming with the start of Camp Kyle on Thursday, there was a little bit of basketball news. The Utah basketball team continued the process of reworking the roster from this past season by picking up a commitment of Chris Seeley, a 6-8 forward from Fresno, California.

Seeley will be taking the vacated scholarship left by Kenneth Ogbe, after Ogbe transferred out of the program earlier this summer. With the commitment of Seeley, who will enroll in class this fall, all of Utah’s scholarships are spoken for going into the fall.

Seeley, is the type of forward that the Utes need in the Pac-12, long, athletic, and versatile. In this league, it’s important to have guys that can guard multiple positions, and Seeley looks like he can do just that.

Per Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune:

Ranked a two-star recruit by ESPN, Seeley wasn’t much of a factor in the recruiting scene until he became eligible in late June after taking a summer class. Dodson estimated about 20 offers came in during July, when Seeley was also showcasing his dominance in the summer curcuit.

Once assistant DeMarlo Slocum got eyes on Seeley in a game, Krystkowiak soon followed and attended many of his appearances.

Check out his highlight reel here: https://youtu.be/arEwVzPDnFo

Utah has missed out on some high profile recruits over the last couple of months, but it’s nice to see the Utes grab an athletic kid that can come in and learn under Coach K.