ASU Catches the Interest of Montana Forward

Both parents of Derek Selvig played for the University of Montana. Nevertheless, the Dawson County standout from Glendive doesn't rule leaving his home state to go to college. The maroon and gold are one program he's taking a serious look at.

"ASU has been recruiting me for a month now," said Derek Selvig. "I'm very impressed with how the coaches run things and their style of basketball. Coach Phelps is recruiting me, and came to see me here in Montana last month after they saw me playing with my AAU club in Houston."

Nevada, Montana, Utah State, Colorado State and Princeton have all offered the forward scholarships. When we caught up with Selvig he was actually on his way back from an Iowa State camp, and mentioned the Cyclones as another suitor of his. In reality, there's no school too far or too close to his liking." The Montana campus isn't close to home," he explained. "It's more like a nine hour drive (laughs). I'm definitely keeping my options open and checking out schools all over."

The 6-10 195 Selvig sees himself as a forward more than a center, and acknowledged the fact that he will need to bulk up during his senior season. "Getting stronger is the biggest thing I need to do to play at the next level," he admitted. "Shooting and passing are my strong points, and I need to improve my post-up game."

While the Sun Devils haven't offered yet, Selvig believes it's a matter of when, not if. "I think an offer from Arizona State is gonna come soon," he remarked. "I'd like to take a visit down there, and see how things go once I'm there. I don't know if I'll visit this month or in August. It will be harder to visit in August, because that's when we start football practice."

No we didn't misquote him, he did say football practice and you'll never believe what position Selvig plays: "I play quarterback," he said. "My height helps, because I don't get too many balls batted down (laughs)."

Much like football, his ability to lob balls over opponents outreached arms is a good quality to have in basketball as well…

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