SoCalHoops Recruiting News
No Nick Stiggers Commitment
Stiggers Interested, But No Commitment Yet
Last night we heard about a potential commitment to
USC from junior power forward Nick Stiggers (6'-9" Jr. PF) from Hillcrest HS in
Memphis, Tennessee. Well, it turns out that this one was a bit premature,
according to Nick's high school coach, John Anderson. We spoke with Anderson this
morning and he said that Nick has spoken extensively with the USC coaches, and the school
is "No. 1 on his list right now" but there has been no commitment.
"He still wants to look around, take all of his visits and approach his
recruiting just like any other kid would approach his recruiting," Anderson told us
during a phone conversation this morning.
He said that Nick enjoyed being in California this
summer, and liked his EBO teammates, and the opportunity to visit with some of the
colleges around the state, and he also said that Southern California (both the school and
the geographical region) are really at the top of Nick's list right now. But
Anderson also explained that he doesn't believe Stiggers is ready to commit just yet,
thereby putting an end to his recruitment.
To USC...Yet.--(Oct. 19, 2001)
"He's really improving every day, and I'm with him
every day," said Anderson. "He is already up to 6'-9" and has great
potential. I'm working on his ball-handling and guard skills, and he has the potential to
be a Magic Johnson-type of player if he keeps developing."
"He doesn't even know what else is out there, in
terms of schools, so I don't think it's fair to say that he's 'committed' yet to USC.
He's really very interested, but I wouldn't call it a commitment," Anderson
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