The Tulsa World reports Blaise Staab of Memorial High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has announced his intention to attend Columbia this fall. The 6-6, 210-pound Staab averaged 15.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for Memorial and was named First Team All-Metro by the Tulsa World. He is the fifth incoming freshman to go public with his commitment to the Lions, joining transfer Brian Grimes in a class that now numbers six.
Slant: Staab has managed to fly under the radar of the national recruiting sites, so there’s not a lot of information available on him. His listed size indicates he’s an undersized power forward, which could complicate his transition to Division I. Joe Jones still has yet to get the necessary point guard in his 2008 class, so it’s possible there could be another late addition to the group.