The international recruiting contacts of new Ole Miss assistant basketball coach Sergio Rouco showed up this morning with a verbal commitment of Anthony Perez Cortesia, an athletic 6-foot-9 forward.
Cortesia is a native of Venezuela. He currently plays for Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla.
Rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com, Cortesia will be a freshman for the 2012-2012 season.
A native of Cuba, Rouco served as head coach at Florida International University and more recently with a Venezuelan team in 2010.
“He went to the campus this weekend and thought it was a beautiful school; really enjoyed the football game and the student body,” his coach, Kevin Boyle, told The Ole Miss Spirit.
“He really took to coach (Andy) Kennedy, and I think Sergio with Spanish-Cuban background, speaking the language, they really connected and hit it off. It went very well.”
Cortesia was also recruited by Kansas State, Providence and Wake Forest.