Lutz Lands Second Recruit Of The Year
West Charlotte power forward Curtis Withers had a decision to make. His final two choices were schools on opposite coasts – Charlotte and Southern Cal. On Saturday, he made that choice.
"I went ahead and committed to Charlotte," Withers said. "I weighed all the pros and cons of the two schools. I feel that I can have a better career at Charlotte than I can at Southern Cal."
In picking Charlotte, the versatile and athletic forward became the second Top 100 prospect to commit to the 49ers this year, and the second native of the Queen City to opt to stay home. SG Vincent Grier, now playing at Raleigh Bonner Academy, committed to the 49ers during ABCD Camp.
"I liked the way they let Rodney [White] play. I really liked what I saw when I watched tapes." Withers said distance was not much of a factor in his decision though he clearly had two distinct options.
Last year, he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds at West Charlotte. At the 2001 Big Time, while playing with the New Orleans Jazz, Withers erupted in Las Vegas and was a member of the all-tournament team.