Zimmerman talks recruiting

Stephen Zimmerman had the finest showing of his junior season over the weekend at the Cancer Research Classic.

Five-star center Stephen Zimmerman had a nice bounce back weekend at the Cancer Research Classic. The near 7-footer looked as healthy as he has all season, and had two quality performances. Also during the weekend he had a few high powered head coaches taking in the action.

Zimmerman sprained his ankle before the season, and estimates that now he is at around 90 percent, and it was evident with his play. More than anything, mentally he says he now feels more confident that he is healthy.

"I think I was more aggressive this weekend," said Zimmerman. "Little injuries like I had, they play with your mind. You don't want to cut a different way and roll an ankle again. I think I am starting to get back to where I was before."

During a Friday night win, Zimmerman had North Carolina boss Roy Williams and Kentucky head man John Calipari watching him courtside. For Zimmerman that was big.

About Williams showing up, Zimmerman said, "A lot of schools bring one coach to a game, but for them to bring three said a lot. It was awesome to see Coach Williams and his assistants come out to watch me play."

Likewise the appearance from Calipari made an impression.

"It is a blessing to have him watching me," said Zimmerman. "They text me a lot and Kentucky seems like an amazing program and I am definitely very interested in them."

Also recently Zimmerman had a chance to visit the University of Arizona. While Zimmerman had been there in the past, he said this was his first real opportunity to see the entire school.

"It was pretty cool," said Zimmerman. "My parents really liked it as well. It was my first time really getting to tour the facilities and stuff like that. I had been to a game, but this was my first time seeing everything and I was impressed."

For now Zimmerman is in no hurry to make a decision and he plans on taking his time.

"Right now I am just listening to what the coaches have to say and taking it slow," said Zimmerman. "I just want to see which each school has and where I would fit in with each program."

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