Texas A&M Basketball: Hayden Hefner commits to Aggies

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Texas A&M Basketball has landed its first commitment in the Class of 2020, as three-star guard Hayden Hefner committed to the Aggies this past weekend.

Texas A&M Basketball still has months to go before they start their 2019 season, but they have already began building for the 2020 season it seems.

The Aggies landed their first commitment in the Class of 2020 over the weekend when three-star guard Hayden Hefner announced his commitment to Texas A&M. Hefner is a top-200 player in the country and the #12 player in the state of Texas.

Hefner had cut down his list to Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Houston and Clemson recently, before committing to Texas A&M. 247Sports has Hefner as the 42nd-ranked shooting guard in his class.

Hefner played AAU in Houston while playing high school ball at Nederland High School. Hefner’s commitment marks the first player from the Class of 2020 to commit to Texas A&M, as former Class of 2020 player Cashius McNeilly commited back in April before reclassifying to 2019 to join the Aggies this year.

While landing Hefner is not an incredible boost, it is still monumental for Buzz Williams. Landing a top-200 player in the country is significant, and it could be the type of move that kickstarts the Aggies recruiting for the Class of 2020. There are several good players that the Aggies are pursuing, especially in the state of Texas, so having the first domino fall with Hefner’s decision is big.

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While the Aggies will certainly be focused on the upcoming season, the Class of 2020 recruiting class should still be a primary focus. The 2020 class will be the first class under Buzz Williams, as his hiring in April left the Aggies with little time to develop a 2019 class. While this season might be a rebuilding one in College Station, next season’s class will determine if the Aggies will be ready to win in Williams’ second season.