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Monday, June 7, 2010
Arizona State scores two

By Diamond Leung

The smile on the face of Arizona State coach Herb Sendek likely grew wider when on Saturday he received two verbal commitments. How fortunate was he to get these guys? Both had previously signed national letters of intent.

Carrick Felix recently gained notoriety as Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's first junior college recruit, but the 6-foot-6 forward backed out after Kyle Singler announced his return to school. After Felix visited the Arizona State campus, he told TV station KMVT that "when I stepped off the plane, I felt like it was a family reunion."

Kyle Cain got out of his NLI with Rhode Island and committed to the Sun Devils as well. In an interview with the Arizona Republic, the 6-foot-8 forward cited the bond he formed with Sendek as the reason he chose ASU.

Cain and Felix are big additions to a class already headlined by 6-foot-5 forward Keala King. Add that class to a team that returns its top two scorers (Rihards Kuksiks reiterated to the Arizona Republic he will return for his senior season), and Sendek appears to have some momentum heading into the season.