Golden Bears Land Strong Man

All it took was an official visit. Simple as that. Ben Braun and Co. was able to confirm Devon Hardin's gut feeling last week when the prospect was on campus. <p>

"The official visit was excellent," Hardin said. "I had a feeling that is where I was going to end up the whole time. The official visit just sealed it."

After considering a host of schools from the Pac-10 and West Coast, Hardin opted to stay close to his own backyard.

We've had a chance to see him at a number of different traveling team events this past month and he's been consistent and impressive each time out. The book on him reads great student with a super body.

Hardin is physically advanced for his age. He can play strong but still needs to develop his post moves. In fact, that part of his game will determine just how successful he is down the road. The rest of his game is rounding out well.

Right now he's more than capable of stepping out and making a face-up jumper. He'll block some shots and is strong enough to absorb contact. We liked him a little more each time we saw him and thought of him as a Top 100 prospect.

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