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Northwestern grabs their first 2019 basketball commit in Daniel Buie

The first in a potential class of five’s stock is rising quickly, and committed just a day after his official visit.

Chris Collins wil have a lot of talented players to replace with next season’s recruiting class. And though he seemingly got started a bit later than he’d like, Collins now has his first official commit in Daniel Buie.

Buie, who attends boarding school in Maine but took off on the national stage this summer in Vegas playing for Mass Rivals, will enter Evanston as one of just two true point guards, alongside late 2018 commit Ryan Greer. He is listed at just 6’2” 160, but has plenty of time to put on some weight heading into the Big Ten. Interestingly, he is the half-brother of former Penn State star Talor Battle.

Northwestern’s August 1st offer was his first and only high major offer, with St. Bonaventure and UMass his two most prominent offers at that point, though Pittsburgh and Penn State have shown interest.

Buie, nicknamed “Boo-Boo Buie,” (from which he derives his twitter handle) does not yet have an official 247 composite rating, and is currently considered a 2 star. But if his stock keeps going up, he should be able to garner another star relatively quickly. Though Buie’s profile does not exactly scream Big Ten, a fast-riser with significant athleticism (see below) at a thin position for Northwestern isn’t bad for a slow-starting recruiting period.

Here’s his highlight video (a bit old, but the most complete film available):

The Wildcats still have plenty of offers out for the 2019 recruiting class, most notably guards Maceo Austin and Majok Deng, forward Robbie Berak, and center Christian Koloko.