Creighton has found a potential replacement for Justin Patton. Jacob Epperson, a 6-foot-11 center from the nation's top high school team has signed his letter of intent to play with the Bluejays next season.
Epperson, an Australian native, played with La Lumiere High School in Indiana his senior season after garnering attention in the United States from his performance with AUSA Hoops.
"We are excited to sign a skilled big man like Jacob Epperson," Creighton head coach Greg McDermott said. "He was one of the key pieces on a La Lumiere team that finished the year #1 in the high school rankings, and we look forward to his continued success and development at Creighton."
Epperson helped La Lumiere win the DICK's Sporting Goods High School Nationals after finishing with a 29-1 record. He joins four-star commits Ty-Shon Alexander and Mitchell Ballock in a Creighton recruiting class that is ranked in the top 15.
The addition of Epperson will help the Jays fill a void left by seven-foot center Patton who declared for the NBA draft earlier this month. The 6'11 center will be a freshman in the fall and will have four years of eligibility.
Can't wait to get Jacob on campus! pic.twitter.com/1FcqBEsIRA
— Coach McDermott (@cucoachmac) April 17, 2017