Comanche's AAU coach breaks down decision

Arizona received a commitment from 2015 center Chance Comanche on Sunday. Read on to see what his AAU coach thinks about his decision, what Comanche needs to work on, and more.

During his official visit this past weekend, 2015 Beverly Hills (Calif.) four-star center Chance Comanche decided it was time for him to end his recruitment and commit to the Arizona Wildcats.

Comanche and his family were excited for the decision and Earl Watson Elite coach Ryan Silver was also very jubilant about the announcement.

"I'm excited, very excited," Silver said. "Sean Miller has done an incredible job building Arizona into one of the top programs in the country. (Joe) Pasternack is doing an incredible job and those guys are doing a tremendous job being relentless on the recruiting trail."

One of the things that stuck out most for Silver is the way Miller was able to make such a big impact in his short time in Tucson.

"It is unbelievable to see the progress that Sean Miller has made since he arrived," Silver said. "The Arizona fans have spread across the country and it's a brand name that is universally known. Their staff has done a great job."

The decision was not much of a surprise to Silver, as he knew that the Wildcats were going to be a major player back in the spring.

"Arizona was always around," he said. "They were were very visible throughout the spring and the summer. It just goes to show their relentless state of recruiting. I think Coach Miller and Pasternack were very impressed with Chance."

The next step for Comanche will be getting ready to play basketball for Arizona. To do that, he will need to put in hard work in the weight room and on the court, but that isn't something that Silver sees as a concern.

"I think Chance will definitely play in the NBA one day," he said. "I know that he will work hard and continue to get better. He's been improving every year so far and I don't see any reason to think he won't keep improving."

One of the biggest things that Comanche needs to do in order to contribute efficiently is add some muscle in the weight room.

"Obviously, he's a young big man and big men take a little longer to develop," Silver said. "I think he will be just fine for Arizona.

"I think he just needs a little time to get stronger. Putting on some muscle will be the best thing for him."

Other than that, Comanche already has several weapons in his arsenal and has an impressive level of athleticism for his size.

"He's 6-foot-11 and runs like a deer," Silver said. "He jumps out of the gym and has great athleticism. He has good hands and he's really just scratching the surface of his potential. That potential is just limitless at this point."

Silver has had plenty of time to speak with Comanche off the court and has been impressed with the center.

"He is a tremendous young man," he said. "He is a terrific kid with great character. He's just fantastic all around."


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