Bjornstad Picks WAC Power

Steven Bjornstad recently made his college decision. He's headed to the Western Athletic Conference.

Steven Bjornstad, of Vancouver (Wash.) Columbia River, got a good feeling about Nevada. So late Wednesday evening, the 6-foot-10, 205-pound big man called Mark Fox and committed to the Wolf Pack.

"My guy feeling was that Nevada was the best school for me," Bjornstad said.

"I just thought Nevada has a really good basketball program and I loved the coaches there," he said. "They are a good group of guys and they do a really good job of developing their big guys. When they are playing they get the ball inside, which is really important."

A host of mid-level programs chased after Bjornstad. He had an in-home visit with Boise State this week, Utah State was in the mix and he had visits set up with Santa Clara and Saint Mary's.

Bjornstad took a visit to the Reno (Nev.) campus the first weekend of September, and he left with a great impression of the Wolf Pack basketball program.

"I hung out with the players and we all got along really well and I saw the basketball facilities," Bjornstad said. "They were all really nice. I just had a really good feeling about it."

Nevada assistant Kwanza Johnson was the point man on Bjornstad, and according to the promising prospect the two built a strong relationship. He also spoke highly of Coach Fox.

"[Coach Johnson] came up here two days ago and he hung out with me and my family and I get along really well with him and I really like him," Bjornstad said.

"I think he's a really good guy," he said of coach Fox. "I feel really comfortable around him and that's a really good thing because when you are at college you're going to be around your coach and he's the most important guy."

Bjornstad is rated as a three-star prospect on

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