Pepperdine lands Texas forward

According to a report in The Dallas Morning News, Pepperdine landed a verbal commitment from forward Jett Raines (Coppell, Texas/Coppell H.S.) on Monday.

The 6-foot-8 Raines chose the Waves over Texas-Arlington, Columbia and Denver. He joins power forward Stacy Davis (Laveen, Ariz./Fairfax H.S.) and small forward Atif Russell (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes H.S.), who signed with Pepperdine in the fall. Sources reported on Monday that German forward Malte Kramer (Cuesta College) also committed for the 2012 class.