Kristian Sjolund commits to Georgia Tech basketball

Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner received his first pledge to his 2018 recruiting class with the commitment of 3-star forward Kristian Sjolund.

The 6-foot-9, 190-pound Sjolund is a native of Norway that moved to the United States over three years ago, per Scout’s Evan Daniels, and now plays for Tompkins High in Katy, Texas. He just concluded playing for a summer team, Shooting Stars Red, based out of Texas. He is the No. 232 overall player in the country and the No. 20 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Scout described Sjolund’s ability to stretch the floor with his shooting. It’s a smooth motion, and he has deep range from beyond the arc. Yellow Jackets fans will love his athleticism and Sjolund’s impressive touch around the glass.

The next step in his development will be adapting to the physical play around the basket and rebounding better on both ends of the court, Daniels writes.

Sjolund’s commitment to Georgia Tech leaves Miami and Virginia as the two remaining ACC programs without a commit in the Class of 2018.

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