Skylar Spencer has the potential to be one heck of a college basketball player one day. It just won't happen in the Pac-12, or with the Washington Huskies. Spencer committed to the San Diego St. Aztecs over his other top 2 choice, as Steve Fisher wins another key recruiting battle to ensure the program moves in the right direction. Mark Zeigler of Sign On San Diego has more.
"It was just a good feeling, I liked it all around, it just felt welcoming," said Spencer, who can’t sign a binding letter of intent until November. "I know I’ll be getting good minutes, and Coach (Steve) Fisher will let me play my game and won’t hold me back."
It makes sense in a lot of aspects. Spencer, who plays for Price in Compton, can stay close to home in San Diego rather than travel up north to Washington. The Aztecs needed a big man, and Spencer (if he keeps on growing at the same pace he's been grown) projects to be a crucial big that could play immediately at the next level. This was certainly an attraction that Fisher pointed out to Spencer on numerous occasions--in Washington he'd have to spend a lot more time pining on the bench before getting out on the floor.
Lorenzo Romar has to regroup; this is far from a make-or-break season for the program (the recruiting class will be one of the smaller ones), but it has to be disappointing that Romar has yet to land a significant recruit for this season's class. All their hopes are probably turning to SG DeMarqise Johnson to give them someone to look forward to for next season.
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