Matej Svoboda, second from left in gray, watches Dayton play Duquesne on Feb. 4, 2017, at UD Arena.

Dayton Flyers sign third player in 2017 recruiting class

Matej Svoboda is 6-7 forward from Czech Republic

Svoboda verbally committed to the University of Dayton on Feb. 5. He was supposed to sign in the spring, but the departure of Archie Miller to Indiana left doubts about whether Svoboda would sign.


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Svoboda averaged 19.0 points at the FIBA U-20 European Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in 2016. He was the second-leading scorer in the tournament behind Lauri Markkanen, a 7-0 center who signed with Arizona last year and starred for the Wildcats as a freshman. Svoboda was the top 3-point shooter at the tournament, making 21 of 42.

Svoboda is the third player in the class of 2017 for Dayton. Guard Jordan Davis and center Jordan Pierce told Anthony Grant in April they were sticking with the Flyers.

Point guard McKinley Wright reopened his recruitment and signed last week with Colorado. Forward Nahziah Carter was released from his letter of intent and is looking at other schools.

Dayton still has three scholarships open for 2017. It has had visits in recent weeks from Obadiah Toppin, a 6-9 forward from Baltimore, and Mark Alstork, a grad transfer from Wright State.

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