Atanga Signs With Broncos

Yannick Atanga, one of the elite power forward prospects in the west for 2010, signed with Santa Clara on Wednesday...

Yannick Atanga, 6-7 SR PF Ojai (Calif.) Beasant Hill, has signed with Santa Clara.

"I signed with Santa Clara today," said Atanga. "When I took my visit there I felt good about the school and I really like Coach Keating. I believe he can turn me into a better player and I like the team and the program."

Atanga, a native of Cameroon, was overlooked by a lot of schools because he plays for a small school in a remote area and he also missed a portion of the July evaluation period when he returned to Cameroon. But there's no question he has a considerable upside. A terrific athlete, Atanga plays with outstanding energy and he has a chance to defend multiple spots at the next level.

Nevada, UC Santa Barbara and UNLV were the other finalists for Atanga prior to him choosing the Broncos.

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