Class of 2018 prospect Gerald Liddell is one of the most naturally gifted players on the circuit. Liddell has a unique combination of size, skill, and athleticism, and at the Steph Curry Select Camp he tried to take steps into turning that potential into refined talent.
“It was a great experience,” said Liddell of the camp. “I am learning stuff I need to know for college. At my height I have to be a guard in college, so learning the pick and roll from Steph Curry has been great.”
Coaches were allowed to directly contact Liddell beginning on June 15, and ever since then the phone has been busy.
“My phone has been buzzing,” said Liddell. “I don’t let it impact me though. I am just taking everything in and listening to what the coaches I have to say.”
He continued, “I took a visit to Texas a week ago. It was great up there talking to Shaka (Smart). He is a real good guy. Also I am hearing from Creighton, California, and almost all of the Texas schools.”
About the visit to Texas, Liddell said, “I think I would fit in great at Texas. Shaka is more of a run and gun type of coach who likes his guys to get out in transition and shoot. That is how I like to play my game in transition, so I think I’d fit in well there.”
Liddell went on to say, “Also (Smart) is a real good guy and a real good coach, so he lets you know the things that you need to work on.”
Another Texas school that has shown him significant interest is Baylor, and the Bears program is familiar to Liddell.
“Coach (Scott) Drew has been recruiting me hard and he is a great coach,” said Liddell. “I think I would fit in well there. I like it up there. I have been there the most, and I really like the campus and the coaching staff there.”
Having been born in Tucson, Liddell is familiar with the Arizona Wildcats, and he continues to be interested in that program as well.
“Coach (Sean) Miller is one of the best coaches in college basketball so that is good,” said Liddell. “I haven’t been there in a while though, so I am hoping to get there soon and check out the campus.”
For now Liddell is taking things slowly, and is continuing to gain as much information as he can about all of the schools recruiting him.