Iowa State picked up their third basketball commitment in the class of 2007 today. Who is it? Where is he from? Get the entire scoop right here at CycloneNation.com.
Today Iowa State
coach Greg McDermott picked up his third commitment in the class of 2007 when
Lucca Staiger, a 6'6 shooter out of Decatur Christian School in Illinois
committed to Iowa
Staiger has been recruited by
McDermott for years, as he was a target of McDermott's when he coached at
Northern Iowa. Staiger picked Iowa State
over offers from Washington State, Iowa, and possibly Illinois who was also showing heavy interest.
Staiger is originally from
Germany where he played at
School. His mentor is
former NBA great Detlef Schrempf. Like Schrempf, Staigger can play the two or
the three effectively and is an out
Staiger averaged 24.2 PPG, 5.6
RPG, and 6.2 APG last season.
He has been a member of the German
National Team for the past four seasons and was one of 49 players asked to
attend the NBA Basketball Without Boarders Camp which features the best of the
best in international players. He was also the MVP of the Dirk Nowitzki
basketball camp at the age of 15.
Staiger is coached at Decatur
Christian by Alan Huss, who formerly played at Creighton and coached at the Iowa State Elite camp last spring.