Four-star guard J.J. Caldwell, of the class of 2016, has verbally committed to Texas A&M. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported the story.
A product of Cypress Woods High School, just outside Houston, Caldwell is a pass-first point guard who can play at any pace. He looks to get his teammates involved early and has incredible court vision. He’s only 5-foot-11 and weighs in at 170 pounds, but he plays with the strength of a larger guard.
His defensive game is phenomenal, and his strong footwork allows him to stay in front of his man at all times
Granted, like any prospect, Caldwell has kinks that need to be worked out. He needs to improve his jump shot and also has to have more confidence in his scoring game. All too often, when driving to the basket, he’ll opt to dump the ball off to a teammate instead of taking the shot himself.
That can all fortunately be fixed with coaching, and Aggies head coach Billy Kennedy should be excited to have Caldwell on his roster in a couple of years as he continues improving the team.
Texas A&M went 21-12 (11-7 SEC) last season, its best mark under Kennedy. The team didn’t make the big dance, but earned a trip to the NIT, losing to Louisiana Tech in the second round.