Mountain View junior college sophomore point guard Gary Talton has committed to UIC.
Talton, a 6-foot guard, chose the Flames over interest from Boston College and Northern Illinois.
“I liked where the coaches are trying to go,” Talton said of UIC. “I just went down there and fell in love with it. I believe in coach [Howard] Moore and think we’re going to do great things.”
Talton averaged 14.5 points and 6.6 assists and was named a first-team NJCAA Division III All-American this past season. He also led Mountain View, which is in Texas, to the Division IIII national title.
“I can shoot it, and I can also see the floor,” Talton said. “I’ll try to come in and be the best player I can. I think me winning here translates really well to me coming there.”
Talton is expected to compete for the starting point guard position next season.
Talton is UIC’s seventh Class of 2011 recruit.