The Seminoles added to their basketball recruiting class today, securing the commitment of consensus 3* SG Anthony Polite (Boca Raton, FL). 247 rates him a 3* and the No. 151 player in the nation. Hoop Seen - whose scouts have probably seen him more than any other site - slots him in at No. 82 nationally. Yahoo has given him three stars, and Scout and ESPN have yet to evaluate.
Polite chose FSU over Pitt, Miami, Texas Tech, and Memphis. The Noles class will move up to No. 17 at 247Sports.
He is the son of Michael Polite (‘91). The senior Polite scored over 1,000 points for the Noles, and averaged nearly seven rebounds a game. In one game against Texas Southern he pulled down 21 boards. His son Anthony is smaller (6-5), but has the reputation of a tough guard whose strength is his versatility. He can play all three perimeter positions, and has a college ready body. He’ll remind many Seminole fans of current sophomore Terance Mann.
Anthony grew up in Switzerland, and moved to the States about three years ago.
With two signing periods in basketball it is a great advantage to lock players up early. Once they sign their paperwork in November, other schools back off. This also leaves more time for the staff to focus on younger players.
Polite is the Noles third commit, despite only having two seniors on this year’s roster. With Dwayne Bacon, Jon Isaac, and Xavier Rathan-Mayes all candidates to leave early, expect FSU to take at least four, or more likely five players in the class.