Loyola signs a pair of guards at start of signing period

Cameron Satterwhite
(David Kadlubowski / azcentral sports)

Loyola received its first official commitments for its class of 2016 on Wednesday in shooting guards Cameron Satterwhite and Bruno Skokna.

Cameron Satterwhite

Loyola commit Cameron Satterwhite. (David Kadlubowski / azcentral sports)

 

Satterwhite headlines the duo as a three-star recruit. He initially committed to Colorado but then re-opened his recruitment after tearing his ACL over the summer.

The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 18.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists as a junior at Gilbert Christian High School in Arizona.

“He is an ultra-athletic, versatile guard who is extremely skilled,” Loyola coach Porter Moser said in a release. “The way he can pass, shoot and blow by defenders makes him a great fit in our ball-screen offense. Cam also has a tremendous personality and energy about him that I quickly connected with and I know he has a very bright future.”

Skokna is a 6-foot-3 Croatian. He averaged 17.2 points per game at the U18 European Championship, good for No. 2 at the event.

“We have followed his progress over the last two years and built a great relationship,” Moser said. “I had the opportunity to watch him at the Euro Championship in Greece over the summer and came away convinced that he is perfect fit for our system. The maturity of his game and the competitive streak with which he plays tells you that he has played at a high level for a long time.”

Loyola has not reached the NCAA Tournament since 1985, and Moser likes Skokna’s attitude about getting the Ramblers back to the Big Dance.

“One of the things that stood out to me, particularly as an international prospect,” Moser said, “is that he always spoke about getting Loyola to participate in March Madness. He is all about winning.”

Loyola has two open scholarships left for the 2016-17 season.

 

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