The Jim Christian era got off to a huge start last Saturday in the ‘Cats blowout of Portland at home, but the coaching staff is looking to ensure that success for future seasons with a solid recruiting class. Ohio Men’s Basketball received its first official signing for the 2013 recruiting class this afternoon when Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati Ohio) shooting guard D.J. Wingfield signed his National Letter of Intent.
Wingfield, a 6-foot-5-inch senior in his first season with Walnut Hills after transferring in from Lockland High School, confirmed his signing via text message.
Last season as a junior, Wingfield was named the Division IV Player of the Year last season by the Cincinnati Enquirer when he averaged 17.8 points, 8.7 rebound and 3.5 assists per game.
A solid interior player who has vastly improved his outside shot, Wingfield poses excellent ball handling skills for his size and has the ability to play point guard but will likely fit in at the shooting guard or small forward position for the ‘Cats.
With offers from Northern Kentucky, Toledo and St. Bonaventure and interest from basketball powerhouses like Cincinnati and Xavier, Wingfield is a solid pickup as the first official member of Christian’s initial recruiting class.
Wingfield is the son of former University of Cincinnati standout Dontonio Wingfield, who went on to a short career in the NBA with the Seattle Supersonics and Portland Trailblazers.