Mouphtaou Yarou who played at Masanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, VA last season has committed to play for Jay Wright and Villanova as reported by Jeff Goodman.
The 6'9" Power Forward has exploded on the Summer AAU circuit with the DC Blue Devils gaining a 5 Star Rating and #14 Ranking in the Class of 2009 from Rivals.com. He is ranked #28 in the Class by Scout.
Yarou is a Benin native, who has been in the US for a 8 months, has polished skills, good footwork, and is a hardworker.
According to Adam Zagoria, Yarou will be transferring to Montrose Christian this year for better competition. There, he will get to play with Isaiah Armwood.
Villanova has beaten out UCLA, Memphis, New Mexico St., Pitt and Vanderbilt to land the rising star.
Welcome to the Villanova Family Mouph!
Other VUhoops.com Articles on Yarou:
- Rumors, Rumors, Rumors. Early August Rumors.
- Recruiting: Mouphtaou Yarou
- Recruiting: Mouphtaou Yarou '09
Press Articles on the Commitment
- 'Cats Grab Yarou Verbal [vusports.com]
- Villanova Snags Third Big Timer [Scout]
- Villanova gets commitment from top power forward [Daily News]
- Northstar Basketball Blog