Dinwiddie eyes ‘dedicated' Buffs

Woodland Hills, Calif. (Taft HS), point guard to visit CU and others. Get Inside for more.

Spencer Dinwiddie has narrowed his list down to his top six schools, and it appears that Colorado is near the top of the list.

The 6-4.5, 175-pound point guard out of Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif., had multiple compliments about the Buffaloes during his recruiting process.

"(CU has) the most head coach dedication," Dinwiddie said, mentioning that he had a shoebox full of hand-written notes from new Buffs coach Tad Boyle.

The head coach's dedication isn't the only think that sticks out for Dinwiddie.

"I like the playing style," he said. "They made it clear from Day 1 that I'm a prime recruit and the playing time situation and academics.

"I like it because they play an up tempo and (focus on) distributing. I like to get up and run and pass."

The Buffs moving to the Pac-10 is also an added bonus for the California native.

Dinwiddie's other top schools are Georgetown, Santa Clara, UNLV, Oregon and Harvard. Of those, he said Harvard has the most interest in him.

The No. 29-ranked 3-star player has an official visit scheduled to Boulder, though he couldn't remember when specifically he was going. Dinwiddie is also taking a visit to Harvard in mid September and Oregon in early October. He said he would also go to UNLV, then make his decision during the early signing period.

"I just want to get it out of the way," he said. "I don't see a reason to drag it out."

Dinwiddie has never been to Boulder, though he did travel to Denver last spring for a tournament and said, "It was actually pretty cool."

For the upcoming school basketball season Dinwiddie hopes to become a more well rounded player.

"Some people think that I can't score," he said. "The team, I want to be the first team to win city and state titles at our high school."

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