Arkansas State head basketball coach John Brady may have already found a replacement for senior guard Trey Finn, at least in Finn's role on the floor.
Brady received an oral committment on Saturday from Sean Gardner, a 6-5 combo guard out of Motlow College. Gardner went to high school at Collierville, Tenn.
Gardner said he felt like he could fill in nicely.
"I knew they were losing Trey Finn," Gardner said, "and I thought I could do what he does and maybe do it better, and that's just me being confident."
Gardner said he like what he saw of practice when he visted a month ago including how free Brady allows his players to operate on the offensive end of the floor, plus Gardner is familiar with current freshman guard Cameron Golden from playing with him during the past two summers.
He also said the layout of the campus impressed him.
"The way everything is centrally located," Gardner said. "It doesn't take long to get to where you need to be."
Ultimately, Gardner said he felt like he could trust the people and surroundings that ASU offered.
"I just felt like anything I needed," Gardner said, "whether it be life skills or on the court or whatever, I could trust them to help me."
Last season Garnder averaged 10.7 points and was second on the team in total rebounds with 108, an average of 3.9 boards per game for a team that is currently made up of six players with Division I offers.