SMU lands juco center Yanick Moreira

New Southern Methodist head coach Larry Brown landed a verbal pledge from junior college center Yanick Moreira (South Plains College) on Wednesday, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

The native of Angola chose the Mustangs over Baylor, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M and Oregon.

"I think ultimately, [Moreira's reason] was Larry Brown," South Plains coach Steve Green told the paper. "Yanick, I think, was sold on the fact that Larry Brown, in basketball circles, is regarded as a very good teacher."

Moreira joins SG Sterling Brown (Chicago/Proviso East) and PF Ben Moore (Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook) in SMU's 2013 class.