Cataldo Staying Close To Home

Brandon Cataldo, a very promising 2010 center, gave a verbal commitment recently to a Big Sky program...

Brandon Cataldo, 6-10 SR C Rainier (Ore.) High, has committed to Portland State. This is a huge get for Portland State as Cataldo is a high major prospect capable of playing just about anywhere. Absent a surprise decision by Josh Smith to play for, say, a Big West program, this will go down as the steal of the West Coast class of 2010.

I spoke with Cataldo Monday and asked him about his decision.

"I basically wanted to stay close to home," said Cataldo. "That was the main reason for choosing Portland State."

Cataldo said that Boise State, Eastern Washington, Washington State, Seattle and Idaho State were among the schools he considered prior to making his decision.

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