Roberts Blumbergs

Latvian star Roberts Blumbergs commits to Grand Canyon

Dan Majerle, Grand Canyon strike on arguably the top available 2017 center prospect -- Roberts Blumbergs.

Latvian star Roberts Blumbergs verbally committed to Grand Canyon on Tuesday, a source told Scout. 

Blumbergs was regarded as the top available center prospect in the 2017 recruiting class.

Blumbergs decision came down to Grand Canyon and Creighton, but he also garnered interest from Auburn, Georgia Tech, Nevada and a host of others. 

Blumbergs had a strong showing in the FIBA u18 European Championships this past December, averaging 16.5 points and 9.8 rebounds a game.  He also made 10 of his 22 three-point attempts in six games.

“I can do everything on the court,” Blumbergs said. “I have worked so much on my shot and dribbling skills this season that I can attack defenders from outside and handle the ball very well even though my size is 6'10.”

“I fell very confident in shooting the ball from the three-point range and taking to the basket also in situations and I really like to compete against the bigs under the basket,” he added.

Blumbergs currently plays for GBA Prague in the Czech Republic.

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