La Salle announced its 2017 men's basketball recruiting class on Monday. The three-player group is headlined by 6-foot-10 Miles Brookins out of southern California powerhouse Mater Dei, currently No. 9 in USA Today's national boys' high school rankings.
"We will develop him his first year and then expect him to be a key player for us," Explorers coach John Giannini said. "He has good size, athleticism and skill, and as he gains strength and experience, I believe he will be an excellent player for us."
The main backcourt addition is Bowie, Md., native Jamir Moultrie. A 6-foot-1 guard from Bishop McNamara High School, Moultrie drew four-star ratings from ESPN and Scout. The latter site ranked him the No. 25 point guard in the country.
Giannini said Moultrie "reminds me of our 2013 Sweet 16 guards in his strength, quickness and all-around skills."
The third recruit is 6-foot-6 wing Dajour Joseph, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native who is spending a year of prep school in Charlotte, N.C. Joseph suffered an injury after just four games last season, but Giannini had already seen enough of Joseph to want him at La Salle.
"He has eye-catching athleticism and a very good skill level," Giannini said. "Many superior young athletes rely on their quickness and jumping alone, but Dajour has already developed as a reliable shooter and ball-handler."