Giddens looking for the right fit

Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler center Daniel Giddens has Arizona in his top six. Read on to see what he says about the Wildcats, what he is looking for in a school, and more.

Marietta (GA.) Wheeler center Daniel Giddens wanted to make a statement in front of college coaches during this past weekend's Nike EYBL and the 6-foot-10, 220-pound four-star feels he did just that.

"My goal was to definitely make a statement for Each One Teach One and myself and my teammates," Giddens said. "I want to impact the game both ways and become a big time player that coaches feel they need."

Giddens has narrowed his list to Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, and Ohio State. While those six schools are at the front of Giddens' recruitment, it does not mean it ends there.

"Right now my focus is on the six schools, but a lot of coaches are still pitching their programs," he said. "I still listen to them and I will weigh all of my options."

One of those options is Arizona and Giddens has developed a strong relationship with the coaching staff, including one coach in particular.

"I talk to Damon Stoudamire a lot and he tells me he likes the style I bring," Giddens said. "They are an up tempo team and like having big men that can dunk in transition and play around the rim."

When describing his game, Giddens talks about attributes that most schools would be happy to have.

"I am blue collar," he said. "I try to get every ball and help my teammates with what they need from me, whether it is on the offensive or defensive side.

"In the AAU setting we play with more freedom and have more space. I get to ball handle a little bit more and am able to take more jump shots. On the defensive end, I still stay active."

As Giddens talks to the schools recruiting him, he has a good idea of what he is looking for. In addition, he has no intention of making a decision any time soon.

"Right now I am just looking for the best program to get me to the next level and one that has good academic programs," he said. "I also want to go to a place that will give me a good college experience.

"I want to take all of my visits and will take some unofficial ones as well, but I want to weigh all of my options and then decide which ones."

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