Pike senior Tahjai Teague committed to Ball State on Tuesday.
The 6-8 Teague took an official visit to the Ball State campus over the weekend. He picked Ball State over San Jose State, where he also took an official visit.
“It was mostly about the coaches,” Teague said of his decision. “I think Ball State is definitely heading in the right direction. Coach (James) Whitford said he likes my athleticism, I can rebound and that I can get up and down the court.”
Teague averaged 11.2 points and 8.3 rebounds as a junior at Pike, helping the Red Devils to the regional championship game. He also shot 39 percent (27-for-69) from the 3-point line.
Ball State was 5-25 last season, Whitford’s first at the school. Teague will join former Pike standout Zavier Turner, who was the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year last season at Ball State.
Teague was a IndyStar Indiana Junior All-Star last season.