Zimmerman adjusting to 5-star status

Five-star center Stephen Zimmerman of Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman was hesitant to divulge much information about recruiting during the Adidas Invitational, but the rising junior spoke on what he likes about the Irish and adjusting to life in the fast lane as an elite talent.

Athletic and fluid despite his 6-foot-11 size, 2015 five-star and the No. 1 ranked center by FOX Sports NEXT, Stephen Zimmerman of Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman has burst onto the scene this past year.

Holding an offer from just about every elite basketball program in the country, Zimmerman admits the recruiting process is a learning curve he's still understanding how to master.

"Everyone is calling a lot," Zimmerman said. "It's crazy. I'm glad my parents can help. From going to Gorman with Shabazz (Muhammad), he told me it was going to be hard and it would just all of a sudden hit me. I just didn't expect calls at 3 a.m. in the morning."

Zimmerman wouldn't let on which schools he was favoring, or if there were any, and he said all schools were vying for his commitment with the same fervor at this point.

"Everyone is calling the same," Zimmerman said. "My parents talk with most of the coaches, and I'm really glad they can help me out with all of this."

Zimmerman touched on the Irish, saying Notre Dame was in regular contact with his family.

"Notre Dame is a great school," Zimmerman said. "I've heard about it from friends who went there from Gorman, and they really like it. They talk to my parents a lot. I'm not sure which coach is it is. I just know that it's a really great school."

Zimmerman also fielded specific questions about Michigan and Kentucky after his AAU team, Dream Vision, defeated Dorian's Pride in pool play of the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis on Thursday.

"Michigan is a great school, and they said they were going to offer me as soon as I got up to campus," Zimmerman said. "I don't know of any plans to visit them, you'd have to ask my parents. I'm not sure of any visits this fall. Kentucky shows a lot of interest. That's another school I need to visit."

For a detailed scouting report on five-star center Stephen Zimmerman by FOX Sports NEXT's Rob Harrington, Click here.

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