Texas Center Talks Bronco Commitment

Judson HS C David Wacker (Converse, TX) verbally committed to Boise State last week as he chose the Broncos over Nebraska, Texas Tech, & a number of other schools. The talented C should be able to contribute early as he can post-up under the basket, but can also shoot the ball as well. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State & his future as a Bronco.

Judson HS C David Wacker (Converse, TX) verbally committed to Boise State last week as he chose the Broncos over Nebraska, Texas Tech, and a number of other schools. The talented C should be able to contribute early as he can post-up under the basket, but can also shoot the ball as well.

"They want me to come in and compete for a starting position as a freshman," he said. "They were wanting a skilled big man that can shoot and pass," he added.

"Coach Rice came for a home visit during the spring and was the only coach to do so," he stated. "He hadn't seen me play yet, but presented Boise State as a Top 25 program with a really good team coming back. He wants me to help them compete for championships."

"It starts with the integrity of their coaching staff," said Wacker. "Coach Rice is a very good leader and knows what it takes to build a program. He was at Gonzaga for eleven years and turned down a number of coaching jobs before going to Boise State. He believes Boise State can win at a high level like they did at Gonzaga. Guys like playing for him and he's real big on player development. He wants you to be the best player you can be."

He went on to say that Head Coach Leon Rice has built the basketball program much like Head Coach Chris Petersen built the football program.

"They're a lot like the football team," he said. "They are team-oriented, play as a team, and beat you with their smarts. They might not have the talent like they do at San Diego State or UNLV, but they can beat those teams because they play well together. They're building the program to compete for conference championships every year."

"The Mountain West is really underrated too," said Wacker. "It's a much better conference than the Big XII. The #1 draft pick from this year went to UNLV. That says a lot about the talent in the conference. There's a lot of good teams with good players in the Mountain West."

The future Bronco will sign with Boise State in November and says he's eager to officially become a Bronco.

"I sign in November," he said. "It's around the 11th of November. I'm really excited. Boise State is the place that I want to play basketball for four years and I can't wait for it."

"I think I fit in really well at Boise State," he said. "I got along really well with the coaches and players on my official visit," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on David Wacker.




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