2011 Introduction: Spencer Dinwiddie

Spencer Dinwiddie, a 6-2 junior point guard out of Southern California, is emerging as one of the top prospects in the West Coast class of 2011...

Spencer Dinwiddie, 6-2 JR PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, is a long and slender prospect with a considerable upside. Dinwiddie has a high skill level and a great feel for the game. He's still not physically mature, but he projects as one of the elite point guards in the west for 2011.

I spoke with Dinwiddie recently and asked about the schools that have been in contact with him.

"Washington, Cal, USC, UCLA, Pepperdine...Arizona has been the latest one," said Dinwiddie.

I asked him if he has a sense for which schools have been recruiting him the hardest to date.

"Probably UCLA and Washington have been showing the most interest," said Dinwiddie.

When asked if he has a favorite, Dinwiddie replied, "probably Arizona, UCLA and Washington. USC is close but with their coaching change I don't know them as well."

Dinwiddie talked a little about the issues that will be important to him when picking a school.

"The style of play -- I love to play uptempo and push the ball," said Dinwiddie. "And the academics are a big factor, especially with my Mom."

Dinwiddie said he's not in a rush to make a decision.

"I'll probably decide sometime after July next year, maybe in August," said Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie said he currently has a 3.2 GPA.


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