UIC grabbed its fourth commitment for the Class of 2015 Thursday with Bolingbrook forward Julian Torres choosing the Flames. Torres initially committed to fellow Horizon League program Green Bay but de-committed when coach Brian Wardle left for the Bradley job.
Torres is a 6-foot-9 forward/center who does the bulk of his work in the paint. CSN Chicago named him the 30th best senior in the metro area entering last season.
“Julian will add great size and skill to our frontcourt,” UIC coach Steve McClain said in a release. “He has an incredible skillset and I look forward to developing his game.”
Torres is the first true recruit for McClain, who was hired in March to replace Howard Moore. In his 2015 class, guard Drew Hackett signed his letter of intent when Moore was still in charge. Texas duo Hassan Thomas and Michael Kolawole signed their letters of intent under McClain but gave their verbal commits under Moore.
Torres will join Thomas is the UIC frontcourt, along with returning big men Tai Odiase, Jason McClellan and Jason Wiegand.